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DENVER (AP) - Three more students are accused of making threats against Colorado schools. The Jefferson County School District in suburban Denver said Wednesday that a student accused of making a threat against Bear Creek High School was in custody. Meanwhile, two teenage students were arrested Tuesday after they were reportedly heard talking about how a mass shooting could be carried out at Caprock Academy in Grand Junction. The Daily Sentinel reports they were released after promising to appear in court.

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) - Guns have become a volatile issue in a hyper-charged midterm election, stoking passions that will be difficult for Democrats to contain, and difficult for embattled Republicans to defend against. In Colorado, a Denver-area congressman whose district was the site of the Aurora movie theater shooting in 2012 was booed at a town hall Tuesday as people called for action after the Florida school shooting. GOP Congressman Mike Coffman says he's willing to discuss "reasonable restrictions" on firearms.

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Two Indiana hunting instructors have been banned from hunting and possessing guns for two years after they were convicted of illegally killing a bear in western Colorado. The Aspen Times reports 55-year-old Dan Roe and 27-year-old Alex Roe pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony willful destruction of big game and misdemeanor charges of failure to dress or care for wildlife, illegal possession of wildlife and hunting without permission.

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's top oil and gas regulator is stepping down to take a job with an energy consulting company. The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission said Tuesday director Matt Lepore is resigning on March 4 after more than five years in the job. He'll become legal counsel and strategic adviser for Adamantine Energy, a Denver consulting group that works with energy companies.

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