Colorado wildfires rage statewide, new blazes likely as firefighters brace for hot bone-dry conditions and wind gusts through mid week

The 416 Fire burns north of Hermosa, Colo., 10 miles north of Durango, Thursday, June 7, 2018. Colorado firefighters braced for continued difficult wind and dry heat through mid-week as they battled multiple out-of-control blazes Sunday, including the 416 fire north of Durango, which doubled in size during the weekend and has devoured more than 16,000 acres of wilderness. Another wildfire in southwestern Colorado near Dolores has expanded to nearly 500 acres, forcing closure of the Colorado Trail. In Eagle County along Interstate 70, deputies were looking for three men in a blue-and-white pickup linked to the start of a 415-acre fire northwest of Wolcott. And firefighters Sunday evening called… Read More

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U.S. Supreme Court hands victory to Colorado baker in landmark clash over religion, civil rights

Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images Protesters rally in front of the Supreme Court building on the day the court is to hear the case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission Dec. 5, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins filed a complaint with the commission after conservative Christian baker Jack Phillips refused to sell them a wedding cake for their same-sex ceremony. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that a Colorado baker had the legal right to refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay couple because of his own religious objections to same-sex marriage. The landmark 7-2 decision in favor of Jack Phillips, owner… Read More

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