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A per­ma­nent me­mo­rial to the state’s fallen ser­vice men and women is a step closer to fruition with Gov. John Hick­en­looper’s sig­na­tureWed­nes­day of Se­nate Bill 122.

The bill au­tho­rizes the Fallen HeroesMe­mo­rial Fund, along with the as­sis­tance of De­part­ment of Per­son­nel and Ad­min­is­tra­tion, to raise funds to con­struct a me­mo­rial to be built in Vet­eran’s Park west of the state Capi­tol. Con­struc­tion cost of the me­mo­rial project is $ 250,000. Or­ga­niz­ers have se­cured more than $ 50,000 in fi­nan­cial and ma­te­rial do­na­tions.

Sev­enth sus­pect ar­rested in mur­der of teens. A sev­enth

sus­pect has been ar­rested in the dou­ble homi­cide of teenagers in El Paso County.

An­gelita Prado, 21, was taken into cus­todyWed­nes­day on sus­pi­cion of kid­nap­ping as part of the dou­ble mur­der ofNatalie Par­tida and Derek Greer, the sher­iff’s of­fice said in a news re­lease.

The sher­iff’s of­fice is look­ing for two ad­di­tional sus­pects.

The bod­ies of Greer, 15, and Par­tida, 16, both stu­dents at Coron­ado High School in Colorado Springs, were found March 12 on the side of a road near Foun­tain.

Foot­ball coach takes plea deal.

Dy­lan ThomasHollingsworth, the Ni­wotHigh School foot­ball coach ac­cused of chok­ing a stu­dent and knee­ing him in the groin, has taken a plea deal in the case and­was given a de­ferred sen­tence.

Hollingsworth, 44, pleaded guilty on Thurs­day to mis­de­meanor ha­rass­ment and crim­i­nal mis­chief and was given a 12month de­ferred sen­tence with pro­ba­tion su­per­vi­sion, ac­cord­ing to a Boul­der County Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice spokesper­son.

Su­per­in­ten­dent on paid leave. The Boul­der Val­ley

School Dis­trict has placed Su­per­in­ten­dent BruceMessinger on paid ad­min­is­tra­tive leave while it in­ves­ti­gates a per­son­nel mat­ter. Ac­cord­ing to an e- mail sen­tWed­nes­day by the dis­trict’s Board of Ed­u­ca­tion to Boul­der Val­ley staff, the in­ves­ti­ga­tion is ex­pected to take 30 days. The e- mail did not say what the per­son­nel mat­ter was about.

Vot­ers to de­cide on flu­o­ride

B du­rango » An up­com­ing vote on whether water in a south­west­ern Colorado community should con­tinue to be flu­o­ri­dated is draw­ing big bucks from both sides of the cam­paign. Du­rango vot­ers will de­cide Tues­day whether to re­move flu­o­ride from the city’s drink­ing water.

Healthy Kids Healthy Du­rango, the cam­paign to pre­serve flu­o­ride in the water, col­lected $ 22,465 in cash and in- kind do­na­tions through March 16. The cam­paign spent $ 8,769.

CleanWater Du­rango, the group fight­ing against flu­o­ride, col­lected $ 1,045 in cash through March 16 from three peo­ple and spent $ 2,641 through March 16.

Most of the pro- flu­o­ride funds came from Den­ver- based non­profit Health­ier Colorado.

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