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Make you want to trip the light fantastic to Cole Porter? Katy and Ray Allen, of Broomfield, wow the crowd at the Lincoln Park Barn on Tuesday during the dance competition of the Western Colorado Senior Games. The couple have been dancing for 26 years. Events today include the longest-drive competition, 7:30 a.m., and the gold chip-and-putt event, 9 a.m., at Lincoln Park Golf Course; basketball shooting at 1:30 p.m., Bookcliff Activity Center; and cribbage, 2 p.m., and blackjack, 6 p.m., at the Senior Rec Center.

Son booked in mother’s death

A convicted felon named a “person of interest” in his mother’s death confessed Monday to stabbing her with a screwdriver during a fight, suffocating her with a bed sheet and dumping her partially clothed body in the desert off 25 Road, just four miles from her home, according to an arrest warrant affidavit filed Tuesday.



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