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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A sheriff says remains of two people have been found in an area burned by a wildfire northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo. El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa says crews yesterday found the remains of a person reported missing followed by the second person an hour later. The Black Forest Fire has destroyed at least 360 houses, and forced the evacuation of an estimated 40,000 people.
DENVER (AP) — High winds have diverted 23 flights that were scheduled to land at Denver International Airport. Airport officials say winds up to 48 mph last night diverted the flights to other airports, but the planes were returning to Denver once they refueled. The Denver Post reports that on Wednesday evening, smoke from wildfires around the state reduced visibility for two airport runways.
LA VETA, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire in rural Huerfano (WEHR'-fah-noh) County in southern Colorado is fully contained. Fire officials say the 42-acre blaze about four miles west of La Veta (lah-VEE'-tuh) was fully contained yesterday and no structures were lost. Firefighters will remain on patrol for the next few days.
DENVER (AP) — Two high-profile departures this week from the governor's administration have come in agencies that have been accused of serious mistakes in recent months. Gov. John Hickenlooper announced the resignation yesterday of chief medical officer Dr. Chris Urbina, who supervised a state toxicology lab under scrutiny. The Department of Corrections yesterday fired the director of its parole division.
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