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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

May 27, 2019

Colorado at 4:55 p.m.

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EVEREST DEATH

DENVER _ A Colorado climber has died shortly after getting to the top of Mount Everest and achieving his dream of scaling the highest peaks on each of the seven continents. Christopher Kulish, a 62-year-old Boulder attorney, died Monday at a camp below the summit during his descent. SENT: 310 words.

NAVAJO NATION TREATY

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. _ A 150-year-old document that allowed Navajos to return to their homeland in the Four Corners region where Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado meet is destined for a permanent home at the tribe’s museum. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 870 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-PRESERVING CAMP HALE

ASPEN _ When Garett Reppenhagen returned from Iraq, the need to process the trauma of war led him into Colorado’s backcountry. “My natural instinct was to get outdoors,” he told The Aspen Times on Friday. “The outdoors became this massive healing thing for me. Without it, I don’t think I would have survived.” By Jason Auslander. SENT: 1020 words.

ABORTION-WHAT’S CHANGED

A wave of state abortion bans has set off speculation: What would happen if Roe v. Wade, the ruling establishing abortion rights nationwide, were overturned? Although far from a certainty, even with increased conservative clout on the Supreme Court, a reversal of Roe would mean abortion policy would revert to the states, and many would be eager to impose bans. By David Crary and Carla K. Johnson. SENT: 1550 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

NATIONAL CEMETERY DEBUT _ A national cemetery for U.S. veterans has made its Memorial Day debut in Colorado Springs, the longstanding home to a substantial active and veteran military presence.

COLORADO ROCKSLIDE _ Workers have blasted apart a house-sized boulder that crashed onto and shut down a southwestern Colorado highway linking Durango and Ouray.

NEDERLAND STANDOFF _ A Nederland man is in custody after barricading himself inside a home during a 2-hour standoff with SWAT personnel from Boulder County and other area agencies.

SPORTS:

BBO--DIAMONDBACKS-ROCKIES

DENVER _ Arizona plays Colorado at Coors Field. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos

BBN--ROCKIES-BLACKMON _ Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right calf.

BBN--DIAMONDBACKS-WEAVER _ The Arizona Diamondbacks have put right-hander Luke Weaver on the 10-day injured list with forearm tightness.

CYC--COLORADO CLASSIC _ The Colorado Classic, a four-stage women’s professional cycling race, will start this August in Steamboat Springs.

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