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AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

June 11, 2018

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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DURANGO, Colo. — Over 2,800 square miles (7,252 square kilometers) of public land in southwestern Colorado will be closed to campers, hikers and bikers because of the fire danger. Officials plan to bar most entry to the San Juan National Forest starting Tuesday to prevent the possibility of an abandoned campfire or another spark starting another catastrophic wildfire in exceptional drought conditions. Roads through the forest will remain open. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 300 words by 11 a.m.


WOODSTOCK, Vt. — Falconry is an old tradition in many parts of the world, including the United Kingdom and the Middle East. But now it’s starting to be offered as an activity for tourists at hotels, vineyards and other sites around the U.S., from Vermont to Colorado to California. The ancient sport of using birds of prey to hunt wild animals has existed for at least 4,000 years. Experiences designed for tourists typically show off the birds’ flight and faithful return to their handlers, though in these programs, birds don’t usually bring back creatures they’ve caught. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 770 words, photos.


—OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING — Police officers in suburban Denver shot and killed a 34-year-old man who was wanted for kidnapping, auto theft and domestic violence. Westminster police say officers in Northglenn asked for assistance Sunday night in stopping a vehicle carrying the suspect after it sped away from officers trying to make a traffic stop.

—COLORADO RIVER-BODY — Authorities removed human remains from the Colorado River near the Colorado town of Parachute. The Post Independent reports the body had started to decompose when it was removed Saturday afternoon.

—COLORADO SPRINGS-DROWNING — A 12-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool at a Colorado Springs condominium complex over the weekend.


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