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AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

July 9, 2018

Colorado at 1:05 p.m.

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WESTERN WILDFIRES

DENVER — Three people have been arrested for allegedly starting a Colorado wildfire by leaving an unauthorized campfire unattended. The Teller County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that 23-year-old David Renfrow, 19-year-old Kegan Owens and a 17-year-old boy were arrested in connection with a fire that has destroyed at least eight homes. It’s not clear if they have lawyers yet. Developing. AP Photos.

With: WESTERN WILDFIRES-THE LATEST.

ALSO OF COLORADO INTEREST:

RANCHING STANDOFF-UTAH MILITIA

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah militia group leader who pleaded guilty to trying to blow up a federal cabin in Arizona is being released on time served after spending two years in jail. Judge David Sam said Monday that 59-year-old William Keebler had been a model prisoner and noted his multiple physical ailments including prostate cancer and cardiac disease as reasons for not imprisoning him longer. SENT: 600 words. AP photos.

IN BRIEF:

—CHAIRLIFT REPAIR — A chairlift on a Colorado ski area is set to get a face-lift. The Steamboat Pilot and Today reports contractors are expected to complete repairs on the Barrows Chairlift on Howelsen Hill later this month.

SPORTS:

BKN--NUGGEST-JOKIC & BARTON

DENVER — The Denver Nuggets doled out roughly $200 million to lock up big man Nikola Jokic and bring back guard Will Barton. They’ll be counted on heavily as the Nuggets try to return to the postseason for the first time since 2012-13. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 7 p.m. ET.

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