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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

April 6, 2019

Colorado at 4 p.m.

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IN BRIEF:

WILDFIRE-COLORADO _ Fire crews have been able make progress against a fire burning on 500 acres (202 hectares) on Colorado’s southeastern plains.

DAILY SENTINEL MANAGING EDITOR _ The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel has appointed Dale Shrull as managing editor. The newspaper reported Friday that Shrull was promoted from sports editor, the position he held for two years.

MEMBER EXCHANGES:

WORLD WAR II-DENVER GENERAL

DENVER _ A World War II tank gunner comes to Colorado to pay tribute to Denver’s Gen. Maurice Rose, the namesake of Rose Medical Center. By Kevin Simpson, The Colorado Sun. SENT: 2,863 words, photos.

TED BUNDY-COLORADO

ASPEN _ For a guy who never lived here, Ted Bundy certainly made a mark on Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley. By Jason Auslander. The Aspen Times. SENT: 1,586 words, photo.

OF COLORADO INTEREST:

GUN CONTROL-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. _ New Mexico’s attorney general says law enforcement agencies must enforce a new law expanding background checks to nearly all private gun sales and that they could be liable for damage claims if they don’t. Attorney General Hector Balderas issued the warning in a letter sent Thursday to police chiefs and county sheriffs, the Albuquerque Journal reported. The law will take effect July 1.

SPORTS:

ROCKIES-MÁRQUEZ

DENVER _ Hard-throwing righty German Márquez and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $43 million, five-year contract. Colorado unilaterally renewed Márquez last month for a one-year deal paying $565,000 — $10,000 above the minimum — while in the major leagues and $275,000 while in the minors.

BBN--DODGERS-ROCKIES

DENVER _ Dodgers righty Walker Buehler looks to bounce back Saturday against Colorado after a rough opening outing. Jon Gray goes for the Rockies. He’s 3-4 with a 4.70 ERA in 11 starts against the Dodgers. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos from 6:10 p.m. game.

HKN--AVALANCHE-SHARKS

SAN JOSE, Calif. _ The Colorado Avalanche visit the San Jose Sharks. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos from 8:30 p.m. game.

SOC--COLORADO RAPIDS-ORLANDO CITY SC

The Colorado Rapids plays at the Orlando City SC. Game starts at 5:30 p.m.

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