NEWS

ACCIDENTAL SHOOTINGS, COLORADO KIDS

Denver— (AP) – Colorado recorded four accidental shootings involving children under 12 from 2014 through 2016, including two that resulted in charges against someone. Nationwide, there were 152 accidents in which children under age 12 either killed themselves or were mistakenly shot and killed by another child. Research by the USA TODAY Network and The Associated Press found that about half of those deaths led to a criminal charge.

COLORADO GOP LAWMAKERS WANT MONUMENT LEFT ALONE

Denver—The Canyons of the Ancients National Monument west of Cortez should be left alone according to Congressman Scott Tipton.  The Republican lawmaker who lives in Cortez is joining Senator Cory Gardner in asking the Trump administration to not change the monument’s status because of the thousands of preserves and archaeological sites that are there.   President Donald Trump ordered Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on April 26 to review about two dozen  monuments, accusing previous presidents of abusing their authority to establish them.   Tipton and Gardner also say the Canyons of the Monuments is important for it’s traditional uses.  Their request will likely get a hearing with the Interior Secretary.

AFA GRADUATION

AIR FORCE ACADEMY- Nearly 1,000 cadets graduated today from the U.S. Air Force Academy, including one of the largest groups of women ever. 227 women were among the group of 979 cadets who were officially commissioned as Air Force second lieutenants during this morning’s ceremony. The Class of 2017 started with 1,190 cadets.The nation’s top general, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Joseph Dunford, addressed the graduates. The ceremony at Falcon Stadium ended with a traditional flyover by the Thunderbirds just as the cadets tossed their hats into the air.