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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Harsh drought conditions in parts of the American West are pushing wild horses to the brink and forcing extreme measures to protect them. Federal land managers have begun emergency roundups in the deserts of western Utah and central Nevada. And volunteers in Arizona and Colorado are hauling thousands of gallons of water and truckloads of food for wild horses on remote grazing grounds.

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Department of Corrections say a man has died after a fight with another inmate at the Colorado State Penitentiary. A statement released by the department on Sunday says Thomas Laperch was taken to a local hospital on Saturday. The statement does not include any details about how Laperch was injured. It says he died on Sunday.

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) - Authorities in suburban Denver say two people have died and at least nine others were injured after a large fire at an apartment building. Westminster Fire Department Lt. Jeromy Hill says the fire began early Sunday morning at the building, called the Westbury Apartments and located about 15 miles (24.14 kilometers) north of Denver. Hill says 10 people were taken to hospitals for treatment; one of those people died. He says the other fatality was discovered at the scene on Sunday morning.

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say two people have drowned in a Colorado reservoir. The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office says the bodies were found early Sunday morning. Spokesman Alex Burchetta says authorities were called to the Ruedi Reservoir on Saturday afternoon. The reservoir is located about 40 miles from the city of Aspen.

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