NEWS, JULY 18TH

Glenwood Springs—Two dogs were attacked by a mountain lion Thursday morning at a home along Four Mile Road.  The dogs were treated by a local veterinarian and are expected survive.  Officials with Colorado Parks and Wildlife say the predatory cats are unpredictable however attacks are very rare.  They say there is no need for alarm or panic but people need to remember we do live in lion country.  If confronted by a mountain lion or other dangerous wild animal officials recommend making lot’s of noise, appear larger by waving your arms around, throw stones or whatever you can get your hands on in the animal’s general direction and speak firmly.  Running away will only trigger the animal’s instinct to chase and attack.

IDAHO SPRINGS (AP) – Authorities have confirmed that the bodies of two people found on Mount Evans are that of a father and son missing since going for a hike in April.
The Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that the bodies of Damian and Evan McManus of St. Louis Park, Minnesota were recovered Thursday.
They were last heard from April 2 when one of them told a friend they were going to scale a peak. They were reported missing four days later.
Dozens of searchers, including some firefighters from the Minneapolis area this week, have spent thousands of hours looking for them.
Sheriff’s Capt. Bruce Snelling said the first body was found by group of local hikers who have been searching for the McManuses several days a week since they disappeared.

DENVER (AP) – A federal appeals court has ruled for the second time that states cannot prevent gay people from getting married. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Friday has found a ban on same-sex marriage in Oklahoma violates the U.S. Constitution. In a Utah case, the court ruled June 25 that gay couples have a constitutional right to wed.
Lower courts struck down Utah and Oklahoma’s voter-approved bans in December and January, respectively.  The rulings are the first at the appellate level since the U.S. Supreme Court changed the legal landscape by striking down the Defense of Marriage Act in June 2013. They are likely to be appealed to the high court.Gay marriage in both states is on hold until appeals are resolved.

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