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  • 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.
  • The Mount Weber Fire burning southwest of Mancos is now at 50 percent containment as a team of scientists and emergency responders say that Colorado’s wildfire mitigation efforts have some flaws and need reform; Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser says three officers and two paramedics have been indicted on manslaughter and other charges in the death of Elijah McClain.
  • The Department of Energy is launching a new research lab in Colorado; A wildfire broke out on Friday about six miles southwest of Mancos, near Weber Mountain.
  • Colorado Governor Jared Polis wants to pay grade school students to regularly get tested for COVID-19 this school year; In Southwest Colorado, firefighting efforts on The Willow Fire reached one hundred percent containment on Thursday.