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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

July 7, 2018

Colorado at 4:45 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

WESTERN WILDFIRES

LOS ANGELES — Firefighters toiled in stifling heat Saturday on the lines of destructive wildfires across the U.S. West, making progress against some blazes while struggling to tame others that have forced evacuations of hundreds of homes. By John Antczak. SENT: 750 words, photos, video.

With:

WESTERN WILDFIRES-THE LATEST;

COLORADO WILDFIRES-THE LATEST: A Colorado-based Boeing 747-400 supertanker has been deployed to California to help fight wildfires that have destroyed dozens of buildings and caused at least one death. With AP Photos.

EXCHANGE-COLORADO WILDFIRE-STORM KING REMEMBERED

EL JEBEL, Colo. — It is not lost on nearly 400 firefighters who have descended on the tiny Colorado mountain town of El Jebel that they are battling a blaze similar to the 1994 Storm King Fire outside of nearby Glenwood Springs that took the lives of 14 men and women. By Carolyn Sackariason. The Aspen Times. With AP Photos.

CALISTA-LAWSUIT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Colorado woman is suing an Alaska Native corporation, its top executive and a former company official, claiming her complaints about sexual harassment by the ex-official were mishandled. SENT: 250 words.

EPA-STATE OF PLAY

WASHINGTON — Taking over from an ambitious predecessor known for seeking out the rich, powerful and conservative, the Environmental Protection Agency’s newly named acting chief has promised to reach out to anxious staffers throughout the demoralized agency and to lawmakers of both political parties. By Ellen Knickmeyer. SENT: 730 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

MISSING COLORADO HIKER — Dozens of people are searching for a Fort Collins hiker whose last known location was the summit of Mount Meeker in Rocky Mountain National Park on June 30.

MOUNTAIN GOATS SHOT — Officials say two young mountain goats were shot and killed near a mountain summit in central Colorado.

SPORTS:

BBO--ROCKIES-MARINERS

SEATTLE — Winners of four straight, the Colorado Rockies continue their interleague series with the Seattle Mariners on Saturday. James Paxton started for Seattle, trying to improve to 9-2 on the season. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

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