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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

July 24, 2018

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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FIRE LOOKOUTS

BOISE, Idaho — Fire-lookout towers perched atop remote, craggy peaks across the U.S. West may seem like quaint reminders of an era before satellites, smartphones and jet-propelled air tankers. Indeed, some of the structures are more than 100 years old. But with their lofty views and good old-fashioned human observation, fire lookouts play a crucial role in the nation’s front-line efforts to stop wildfires. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 912 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

PLANE BOMB THREAT-SENTENCE— A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for writing a false bomb threat while onboard a flight traveling from San Diego to Denver in 2017. Cameron Korth was sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty in April to providing false information and threats. He also will be on supervised release for three years after his prison sentence.

COLORADO WILDFIRES— Crews are fighting two wildfires started by lightning in northwestern Colorado. The 750-acre Sulphur Fire started Sunday afternoon 5 miles (8 kilometers) north of Meeker. Bureau of Land Management spokesman David Boyd told The Daily Sentinel that winds from passing thunderstorms pushed the fire Sunday night. It was 5 percent contained Tuesday.

ABANDONED STORAGE UNIT-EVIDENCE — A former Colorado detective has been sentenced to 15 days in jail and fined $1,000 for mishandling evidence. The Pueblo Chieftain reports that Fremont County Judge Norman Cooling on Monday sentenced Robert Dodd to 180 days in jail but suspended 165 days.

LIQUOR LICENSE SURRENDERED— The owners of a downtown Boulder property have surrendered their tavern liquor license following the death of a customer as part of a plea deal. Boulder’s Licensing Manager Mishawn Cook confirmed that the license was formally revoked on Friday.

WESTMINSTER DEVELOPMENT MORATORIUM— A Colorado sewer system is so overburdened that the city is banning new development for 12 months. The Denver Post reports the Westminster City Council on Monday unanimously adopted an emergency ordinance that freezes acceptance of new, large-scale development proposals in the area served by the Big Dry Creek Interceptor Sewer system network for up to a year.

SPORTS:

BBO--ASTROS-ROCKIES

DENVER — With their seven game win streak over, the Colorado Rockies return home for a two-game series with reigning World Series champion Houston on Tuesday. Lefty Tyler Anderson starts for the Rockies against Houston’s Gerrit Cole. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos from 6:40 p.m. game.

PICK 6-COACHES’ HOT SEAT

NEW YORK — The NFL season doesn’t start for another six weeks and already job security is an issue for some coaches, including Denver’s Vance Joseph. By Simmi Buttar. SENT: 870 words, photos

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