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AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

June 11, 2018

Colorado at 5:15 p.m.

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DENVER — Extreme fire danger prompted officials Monday to say they are shutting down a sprawling forest that includes some of Colorado’s most stunning mountains in a region that attracts tourists from around the world, a rare tactic also being used in neighboring states as the U.S. Southwest struggles with severe drought. National forests and parks in Arizona and New Mexico have already been shut down as precautions. By Colleen Slevin. SENT: 650 words, photos.



PORTLAND — Mayors from six U.S. cities in states with legal marijuana said Monday they have formed a coalition to push for federal marijuana policy reform just days after President Donald Trump expressed support for bipartisan congressional legislation to ease the federal ban on pot. Mayors from Denver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and West Sacramento — all in marijuana-friendly states — sponsored a resolution at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston that asked the U.S. government to remove cannabis from a list of illegal drugs, among other things. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 560 words, photo.


WOODSTOCK, Vt. — Falconry is an old tradition in many parts of the world, including the United Kingdom and the Middle East. But now it’s starting to be offered as an activity for tourists at hotels, vineyards and other sites around the U.S., from Vermont to Colorado to California. The ancient sport of using birds of prey to hunt wild animals has existed for at least 4,000 years. Experiences designed for tourists typically show off the birds’ flight and faithful return to their handlers, though in these programs, birds don’t usually bring back creatures they’ve caught. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 770 words, photos.


— PLANNED PARENTHOOD SHOOTING — Colorado’s highest court will not review a lower court’s ruling that a man who acknowledges killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic can be given medication against his will.

— OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING — Police officers in suburban Denver shot and killed a 34-year-old man who was wanted for kidnapping, auto theft and domestic violence.

— COLORADO RIVER-BODY — Authorities removed human remains from the Colorado River near the Colorado town of Parachute.

— COLORADO SPRINGS-DROWNING — A 12-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool at a Colorado Springs condominium complex over the weekend.

— FINANCIAL MARKETS-BOARD OF TRADE — Wheat for Jul fell 5.50 cents at 5.1450 a bushel; Jul corn was lost 10.50 cents at 3.6725 a bushel; Jul oats rose 1.75 cents at $2.4250 a bushel; while Jul soybeans declined 15.50 cents at $9.5375 a bushel.


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