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DURANGO — More people were ordered to get out of the path of a growing wildfire in southwestern Colorado on Saturday as ground crews contended with hot, dry and windy weather. Deputies went door-to-door along a 2-mile (3-kilometer) stretch of county road north of Durango telling residents to leave, but fire managers couldn’t immediately say how many homes were included. SENT: 278 words, photos.
FATAL CRASH-HIJACKING — A fiery crash has killed a woman in suburban Denver, and police say a man believed to be the driver was arrested after hijacking and crashing another car.
FEDERAL OFFICERS-FATAL SHOOTING — A prosecutor says he won’t file charges against two federal officers who shot and killed a suspect in western Colorado because the suspect drew his weapon and fired first.
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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Ben Berend was lost in the desert. That’s actually not quite right. Ben Berend was in the desert, camping in New Mexico in late March, and Ben Berend was lost, unsure what to do with his future. The Steamboat Springs Nordic combined athlete lived out his dreams in February, competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the end of a cycle into which he’d poured everything he had. Maybe, he wondered, he’d poured in too much. By Joel Reichenberger, Steamboat Pilot and Today. SENT: 1,170 words, photos.
RETIRED WAR DOG
FORT COLLINS — Northern Colorado is a great place to retire— just ask Largo Ivers. He loves leisurely walks in his neighborhood just outside Laporte. There’s always an event to occupy him. And, best of all, he gets to sleep on a real bed. “He got accustomed to that very fast,” Heather Ivers said with a laugh, looking down at the 80-pound, all-black German shepherd sprawled on her living room floor. By Erin Udell, The Coloradoan. SENT: 775 words, photo.
PIT BULL BAN
AURORA — Gregg Jones was 10 years old when he hopped the fence at his family’s Aurora home and landed in the thick of the never-ending debate over the most controversial dog breed in the region, and probably the country. Before he hit the ground, one of his family’s two pit bulls, a 3-year-old boy named Pepper, grabbed onto the fifth-grader’s pant leg and threw him down. Jones lost his left arm and his face was injured in the attack, and he became forever linked with the metro area’s debate over pit bulls. Even today, “the 10-year-old Aurora boy” gets mentioned in seemingly any discussion of the breed. By Brandon Johansson and Kara Mason. SENT: 2,090 words, photos.
DENVER — Colorado sends right-hander Chad Bettis (4-1) against the Arizona Diamondbacks, who counter with righty Matt Koch (4-3) on Saturday night at Coors Field. First pitch is at 7:15 p.m. MT. By Arnie Stapleton.
ROCKIES-MOVES — Colorado Rockies’ cleanup hitter Carlos Gonzalez removed from lineup because of back spasms
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