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FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - The military has released the names of two Colorado-based soldiers who were killed in a helicopter crash in California. The Army said Monday 1st Lt. Clayton R. Cullen and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kevin F. Burke died Saturday when an AH64 Apache helicopter crashed during training at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California. Cullen was from Indiana and Burke from California. The Army didn't release their hometowns.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The city of Colorado Springs has approved a $2.5 million settlement for 12 female police officers who say their careers were harmed by a physical aptitude test that discriminated against women. The Gazette reports that the agreement comes six months after a federal judge ruled in the women's favor, upholding their claims of civil rights violations.

DENVER (AP) - The National Western Stock Show has ended after boasting an attendance of more than 700,000 this year. The Denver Post reports that the 15-day, 112th annual Western culture show wrapped up as the second-most attended Stock Show.

SILVERTON, Colo. (AP) - A backcountry skier is dead after being caught in an avalanche in southwestern Colorado. The San Juan County Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Able Palmer of Durango died in Sunday's slide near Silverton. He's the first person to be killed in avalanche in Colorado and the fourth in the West this year.

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