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COLORADO FAMILY KILLED
PINEHURST, N.C. — Shanann Watts will be remembered as a “woman of love” and her two young two daughters as being filled with life and joy, a priest said Saturday during a funeral service for the slain Colorado family found at an oil work site. The hour-long service in Pinehurst, North Carolina, included no reference to 33-year-old Christopher Watts, the husband and father charged in the killings. SENT: 437 words.
OF COLORADO INTEREST:
BILLINGS, Mont. — A federal judge in Montana temporarily stopped a mustang roundup planned for Sunday in response to a lawsuit filed by wildlife advocates who argued that it would destroy the genetic viability of a herd descended from the mounts of Spanish conquistadors. U.S. District Judge Susan Watters on Friday ordered the Bureau of Land Management not to conduct the roundup on the 59-square mile (154-square kilometer) Pryor Mountain Wild House Range along the Montana-Wyoming border. SENT: 341 words.
BOISE, Idaho — Randy Brooks’ son had a request three years ago: What could his dad do to make wildland firefighting safer? To Brooks, a professor at the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources who deals with wildland firefighting, it was more of a command. His son, Bo Brooks, is a wildland firefighter who a few days earlier during that 2015 fire season fled a wall of flames that killed three of his fellow firefighters in eastern Washington. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 870 words, photo.
POLICE SHOOTING-COLORADO — Police say two people have died after being shot in a Denver suburb, the start of a gun battle that injured a police officer and the person suspected of that shooting.
SAN DIEGO — Jon Gray and the stumbling Colorado Rockies try to avoid falling further behind in the NL West race when they face Robbie Erlin and the San Diego Padres. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 5:40 p.m.
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