BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Fur trappers are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from wildlife advocates who want to block the export of bobcat pelts from the United States. Attorneys for trapping organizations said in recent court filings that the lawsuit infringes on the authority of state and tribal governments to manage their wildlife. Plaintiffs in the case allege the government's fur export program doesn't protect against the accidental trapping of imperiled species such as Canada lynx.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado man convicted of running a prostitution ring involving children and young adults has been sentenced to 472 years in prison. KUSA-TV reports that 31-year-old Brock Franklin was sentenced by Arapahoe County Judge Peter F. Michaelson.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The Manitou Springs City Council has ruled that residents need to start using a wildlife-proof garbage bin or keep their trash indoors until collection day. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that the council's unanimous vote is in response to 12 bears being euthanized this past summer in the Pikes Peak region, some because they got into garbage.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Zach Lofton scored 30 points and Eli Chuha added 24 points and the two only missed a combined six shots and New Mexico State beat Colorado State 89-76. Lofton went 12-of-15 shooting and Chuha was 8 of 11 and the duo shot 77 percent from the floor while the rest of the Lobos went 14 for 32 (43.8).
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