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DENVER — Officials say they’ve ordered more people to evacuate a western Colorado wildfire supposedly started by tracer rounds fired at a shooting range. Authorities told an unknown number of residents of one neighborhood about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of Aspen to flee early Thursday. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m. AP Photos.
WESTERN WILDFIRES-THE LATEST
GOVERNORS RACES-CHARTER SCHOOLS
UNDATED — Prominent charter school supporters are dishing out campaign money, as key gubernatorial races in several states have now begun in earnest. June primary contests set up a number of state battles for governor in the midterm elections this November, with both Democratic and Republican candidates that could change how public resources flow into charter and private schools. Colorado’s governor’s race has a pro-charter school candidate who also doubles as a philanthropist invested in education reform. By Sally Ho. SENT: 820 words. AP Photos.
ALSO OF COLORADO INTEREST:
LEGAL MARIJUANA-BLACK MARKET
LOS ANGELES — A slight marijuana smell wafted out as a steady stream of customers walked into a warehouse, its doors and windows covered by bars. Suddenly, police swooped in. By Michael Balsamo. SENT: 1,000 words, national lines. AP Photos.
—FATAL SHOOTINGS-DEATH PENALTY — A Colorado man convicted of murdering two people has been formally sentenced to serve the rest of his life in prison with no chance at parole. Thursday’s court hearing followed jurors’ rejection of prosecutors’ request that Glen Galloway be put to death for the May 2016 killings.
—MISSING MAN-STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Authorities in Steamboat Springs say they believe they’ve found the body of a man who went missing in April.
—EL PASO COUNTY-TRIPLE FATAL — Three people have died in a single-vehicle crash in unincorporated El Paso County. The Colorado State Patrol says that the driver of a Honda Civic lost control of his vehicle on Falcon Highway east of Colorado Springs on Wednesday evening.
—POLICE SHOOTING-COLORADO STABBING — Colorado police shot and killed a man who had stabbed another man to death. Police say the incident occurred about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday in Pueblo when police were called about a family disturbance.
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