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A wildfire raging through drought-stricken timber and brush near California’s border with Oregon killed one person and destroyed multiple structures as it burns largely out of control, authorities said Friday. In Colorado, the governor is visiting areas where massive wildfires have burned down more than 100 homes. SENT: 720 words, photos, video.
EL JEBEL — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper promised a full investigation Friday into how people firing tracer rounds at a state shooting range allegedly started a wildfire that has destroyed three homes. SENT: 300 words.
COLORADO WILDFIRES — Increasing moisture has helped slow the growth of wildfires in Colorado but the threat of heavy rain has raised the possibility of flooding at a blaze that’s been burning for over a month in the southwestern corner.
COLORADO WILDFIRES-ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — One of Colorado’s most popular national parks has banned all campfires to avoid starting any new wildfires.
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DENVER — An editor for a Colorado online news publication says she was handcuffed by Denver police after she started photographing them standing around a handcuffed man sitting naked on a downtown sidewalk. Susan Greene of The Colorado Independent reported Friday that an officer told her to stop shooting photos. She says she was handcuffed and put into a patrol car Thursday. By James Anderson. SENT: 286 words, photo.
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NEW YORK — The latest outpost in New York City for high-end luxury camping is on Governors Island. Collective Retreats has also developed similar camps in Colorado, Montana and Texas. By Deepti Hajela. SENT: 486 words, photos.
POLICE SHOOTING-COLORADO STABBING — The two men killed in a stabbing and subsequent shooting involving a Colorado police officer have been identified.
MISSING HIKER-ROCKY MOUNTAIN— A search is underway in Rocky Mountain National Park in northern Colorado for a 38-year-old man who failed to return from a day hike nearly a week ago. The Daily Camera reports that Brian J. Perri, of Fort Collins, was reported missing Thursday.
SEATTLE — Having won nine of 10, the Seattle Mariners step into interleague play hosting the Colorado Rockies for a three-game series beginning Friday night. The Rockies have won three straight to move a game over .500. UPCOMING: 700 words from 8:10 p.m. game.
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