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COLORADO WILDFIRES

DURANGO — Authorities in southwest Colorado ordered the evacuations of another 300 homes Friday to allow firefighters to attack an advancing flank of a wildfire that burned miles of rugged terrain, but had yet to damage or destroy any structures. La Plata County's latest order follows the evacuation of more than 1,000 homes earlier along U.S. Highway 550, a key artery connecting the cities of Durango and Silverton, roughly 135 miles (217 kilometers) northwest of the Four Corners Monument that connects Colorado with Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. SENT: 340 words, photos and video.

IN BRIEF:

— WYOMING SUPREME COURT-BURKE — The chief justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court plans to retire this fall.

— WYOMING-GOVERNOR'S RACE — Candidates for Wyoming governor will share their thoughts about issues facing state government in an upcoming forum and debate.

— WYOMING TORNADO — A tornado that tore across the prairie was about as big as they get in Wyoming.

— YELLOWSTONE-BUSY MAY — A record number of people visited Yellowstone National Park in May.

— UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING-ENROLLMENT — Enrollment at the University of Wyoming is continuing its upward trend with one of the strongest years in the school's history.

— INMATE SEX — A former corrections center employee in Wyoming has been sentenced to probation for having sexual contact with an inmate.

— LOUD FOOTBALL PRACTICE — Somebody called the police on Wyoming's only college football team.

— RIG COUNT — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by two this week to 1,062.

SPORTS:

DIAMONDBACKS-ROCKIES

DENVER — The Rockies return home to start a series against first-place Arizona. German Marquez (4-5) is 0-3 in his career against the Diamondbacks with a 3.79 ERA. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. (Game starts at 6:40 p.m. MT)

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

— LOUD FOOTBALL PRACTICE — Somebody called the police on Wyoming's only college football team.

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