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  • Two Colorado Republicans who lost their primary races last month are raising unfounded claims of voter fraud and renewing their requests for recounts. And the U.S. house is considering a package of bills related to wildfire and drought this week.
  • Three wildland fires were ignited by lightning on Friday in Mesa Verde National Park. And the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District will be cracking down on student attendance and discipline this year.
  • Colorado is launching a one point eight million dollar grant program aimed at getting youth from underserved communities into the great outdoors. And fire crews in Gunnison County this week were able to subdue a wildfire caused by flames in an underground coal mine.
  • The Supreme Court ruled this week that Native Americans who are prosecuted in some tribal courts can also be prosecuted for the same incident in federal court. And the Pipeline Fire continues to burn about five miles north of downtown Flagstaff.
  • Ballots for Colorado’s upcoming primary election are being mailed out starting Monday and voters face a deadline to switch their party affiliation. And a wildfire broke out on Friday near Ignacio on the Southern Ute Reservation.
  • A controversial proposal to bring water from the San Luis Valley to Douglas County is now unlikely to become a reality. And the Perins Peak fire broke out late Tuesday just northwest of Durango.
  • Dozens of abortion rights supporters gathered in Cortez over the weekend. And the Ute Pass Fire broke out late Friday afternoon a few miles northeast of Durango, but is at least 80% contained.
  • Coloradans are on edge as climate change is fueling bigger, more destructive fires that are destroying entire neighborhoods and forcing evacuations all sound the state. Some forecasters say things could get worse this summer than they’ve ever been.
  • The NCAR Fire has burned around one hundred and ninety acres of open space since it started Saturday afternoon. Emergency management officials say the fire was 80% contained as of Tuesday morning.
  • It’s a battle that goes beyond putting out the flames consuming the nation’s public lands. Women wildland firefighters have been struggling to change the work culture as they toil alongside their male counterparts. In filmmaker Holly Tuckett’s new documentary “Anchor Point," she chronicles the volatile dynamics and profiles women sowing seeds of change.