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A trip to the AFC Championship: how much would it cost?

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- If you're a diehard New England Patriots fan and you were considering taking a last minute trip to Denver to watch the AFC Championship game this weekend, you may want to take a look at how much money you should have in your bank account.

Once a diehard fan gets out of every day life commitments, like work, tending to children and family members, and perhaps a few extracurricular activities, it's time to make a budget.

As of 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon, it would cost someone $1584.77 for a quick getaway weekend. That is if the diehard fan chooses the cheapest flight from Bangor to Denver ($1260.99), the cheapest hotel room in Denver ($50/night for two nights, averaging $111.68 with tax), and the cheapest ticket to the championship game ($212.10 on StubHub).

Offshore Wind Turbine Project Given Green Light

HALLOWELL, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- After years of research and development, and months of debate, the Aqua Ventus deepwater wind turbine demonstration project, spear headed by the University of Maine, has received approval from the Maine Public Utilities Commission.

The roughly $90 million project calls for the construction of two massive 6-megawatt wind turbines built on floating platforms to be installed off the coast near Monhegan Island. 

"Offshore wind is our largest, renewable natural resource that we haven't even started to realize," stated Dr. Habib Dagher, director of the University of Maine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center.   

LIVE: Maine seal cam

VINAL HAVEN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- View the live seal cam from off the coast of Maine.

LIVE: Maine seal cam

VINAL HAVEN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- View the live seal cam from off the coast of Maine.

H.S. basketball polls: Classes 'A' & 'B' , Week 5

NEWS CENTER - Here's are the high school basketball rankings in Class 'A' and 'B' for week five. 

Class 'A' Boys

1. Hampden (6-0)
2. Portland (7-0)
3. Bonny Eagle (7-0)
4. Bangor (4-2)
5. Falmouth (5-1)

Class 'B' Boys

1. Greely (6-0)
2. Caribou (6-0)
3. Oceanside (6-1)
4. Morse: (7-0)
5 Yarmouth (3-2)

Class 'A' Girls

1. Mcauley (6-0)
2.Edward Little (7-0)
3. Lawrence (5-1)
4. Thornton Acad. (5-1)
5. Portland (6-1)

Class 'B' Girls

1. Lake Region (5-1)
2. Nokomis (7-0)
3. Presque Isle (9-0)
4. Wells (5-1)
5. Mount Desert Island (6-1)
5. Spruce Mountain (6-0)