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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

July 15, 2018

Colorado at 3:25 p.m.

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IN BRIEF:

LAKEWOOD STANDOFF — Police in Lakewood say they tried to negotiate with a man barricaded inside an apartment unit for more than 12 hours before the man apparently killed himself. KUSA-TV reports no one else was injured in the incident that ended Sunday.

COLORADO WILDFIRE-SHOOTING — Authorities say two people suspected of starting a central Colorado wildfire by using tracer rounds at a firing range have turned themselves in to police. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said 22-year-old Allison Marcus and 23-year-old Richard Miller of El Jebel turned themselves in Sunday.

MESA COUNTY-CHILD CARE CLOSING — The largest child care facility in western Colorado’s Mesa County is closing this week after it was sold to an organization that plans to make it a preschool. The Daily Sentinel reports that parents of children attending Kinder Haus Learning Center in Fruitvale were told of the closure last week.

COLORADO INMATE MURDERED — Corrections officials are investigating the murder of an inmate at the Buena Vista Correctional Facility in central Colorado. The Department of Corrections says that 32-year-old Matthew Massaro was killed on Saturday.

DURANGO DROWNING — Police are investigating the drowning of a 66-year-old man in the Animas River in Durango. The Durango Herald reports police were notified of a man face down in a storm water drainage on Saturday.

DAILY SENTINEL-ELECTRONIC DELIVERY — The (Grand Junction) Daily Sentinel says it will convert its Monday and Tuesday print editions to electronic delivery starting Aug. 13. Publisher Jay Seaton announced Sunday the change largely stems from newsprint costs that he says have risen by 33 percent since January 2016.

SPORTS:

BBO--MARINERS-ROCKIES

DENVER — Seattle holds a 3-2 lead in the seventh inning at Coors Field as the teams play a final game headed into the All-Star break. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Game started 1:10 p.m. MT.

CAR--NASCAR-TRUEX’S ROLL

SPARTA, Ky. — Nothing against points leader Kyle Busch and second-place Kevin Harvick, but Martin Truex Jr. is again looking like the man to beat in NASCAR Cup. Saturday night’s repeat victory at Kentucky was the third in his past six Cup starts and eighth top-four run in nine, creating confidence

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