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Legal Lasso: Praying For Rain Edition

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FIRE UPDATE: Monday brought mixed news on the destructive High Park fire: Authorities confirmed their worst fears, that the blaze had claimed a life; estimated that at least 100 structures were damaged or destroyed; and then, late in the day, were heartened that some of the flames appeared to be blowing back onto themselves instead of claiming new ground, The Denver Post reports. “The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Linda Steadman, 62, died in the blaze. She lived at 9123 Old Flowers Road, according to Sheriff Justin Smith.”

FILING SUIT: A woman who accused former Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox of sexual assault has filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages against Cox and current Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.

CONGRATS TO THIS YEAR’S HONOREES: The Colorado Judicial Branch handed out five awards to honor employees who shined in their roles in 2011.

LOOKING FOR A NEW JUDGE: The 12th Judicial District, which is in the southwest part of the state, announced a vacancy on the Mineral County court bench. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of Judge F. Stannard Lentz, who will step down in January.  The position is one of the few judgeships that by law can be filled by a non-attorney.

DECLARES DROUGHT DISASTER: Weld County.

CUTS TRIP SHORT: John Hickenlooper.

WHAT A PISSER! 

FELL IN LOVE WITH THE WRONG MAN: A Massachusetts woman who fell in love with a former mobster, a fact she says he failed to disclose.

SPEAKING OF MEN: Denver falls in the manliness rankings (again).

TOMORROW: Independent Ethics Commission executive director Jane Feldman speaks to Colorado Association of Professional Lobbyists. Register here.

ALSO TOMORROW: Our women’s event, a fundraiser to benefit Underwearness. Join Law Week Colorado, Hunter + Geist and Special Counsel for a women’s event on June 13 from 5 – 7 p.m. at 910 Arts on Santa Fe. Good conversation, great women, benefiting Underwearness, and did we mention the Chocolate Therapist will be there to instruct on the benefits of chocolate? Register here.

STATE BILL’S PARENT COMPANY, Circuit Media, has entered the Mission: Small Business grant contest, and it needs your help. Please follow the link to this site, log in using your Facebook account and cast your vote for Circuit Media in Denver, Colorado. Thanks!

CU PRESIDENT BENSON critical of Metro State’s illegal-immigrant tuition.

A LOOK AT THE MONEY involved in the marijuana measure.

THE END OF FREX?

STRINGING WORDS TOGETHER: Bill Ritter.

SAYS HICK TOOK A STEP BACK: Denver Post.

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