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WESTERN WILDFIRES

DENVER — An illegal campfire likely ignited another destructive blaze in Colorado, an outcome authorities were trying to avoid across the hot, dry U.S. West by enforcing strict fire rules and closing some public lands. Several people have been arrested in two Colorado wildfires that burned homes after ignoring local and federal restrictions on campfires, target shooting and other activities aimed at combating and avoiding explosive blazes across the U.S. region. By Colleen Slevin. SENT: 900 words, photos.

With: WYOMING WILDFIRES — Firefighters are battling a wildfire ignited by lightning in northern Wyoming. SENT: 130-word APNewsNow.

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— WYOMING WILDFIRES — Firefighters are battling a wildfire ignited by lightning in northern Wyoming.

— GILLETTE MICROBURSTS — Strong winds early Monday blew off roofs, overturned a 30-foot (9 meter) camper and scattered debris in two subdivisions west of Gillette in northeast Wyoming. No one was hurt.

— ABSENTEE VOTING — The Wyoming Secretary of State's Office says absentee voting is now open for the August primary election.

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NUGGETS-JOKIC & BARTON

DENVER — Nikola Jokic and Will Barton grew up worlds apart. Their paths, though, followed a similar route to a big payday with the Denver Nuggets. Jokic signed a max contract worth around $147 million for five seasons, and Barton returned on a four-year deal that could earn him more than $50 million. As bench players a few years ago, Barton made a comment that stuck with his center. "He called us Kobe and Shaq," Jokic recounted Monday at a news conference for the pair. "We kind of grew together." Bonded by similar roads. By Pat Graham. SENT: 780 words, photos.

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