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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

May 14, 2018

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

BEAR ATTACK

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A 5-year-old Colorado girl attacked by a bear outside her home over the weekend is expected to make a full recovery, officials said Monday. Her mother is credited for possibly saving her life by scaring the animal away. The unidentified girl was in good condition at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction as wildlife officials announced they killed the bear believed to be responsible. SENT: 365 words. Will be updated.

MARIJUANA TO HEMP-CBD BOOM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A glut of legal marijuana has driven Oregon pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some nervous growers to start pivoting to another type of cannabis to make ends meet — one that doesn’t come with a high. Applications for state licenses to grow hemp — marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin — have increased more than twentyfold since 2015, making Oregon No. 2 behind Colorado among the 19 states with active hemp cultivation. The rapidly evolving market comes amid skyrocketing demand for a hemp-derived extract called cannabidiol, or CBD, seen by many as a health aid. Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 1,143 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

HOTEL-DEATH LAWSUIT — A Colorado appeals court has reversed an earlier ruling on a wrongful death suit by a Montana woman against a Grand Junction hotel. The Daily Sentinel reports three Colorado judges ruled Thursday that Mesa County District Judge Brian Flynn made an error in November 2016 when he awarded the owners of the Clarion Inn a summary judgment in the suit filed in the interest of Michael Jozovich of Bozeman, Montana.

PEARL HARBOR SAILOR BURIALS— The families of two sailors with Illinois ties who were killed during the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor are preparing for their burials. Military officials say DNA testing helped identify remains of the sailors who were among 429 killed when the USS Oklahoma sank.

COLORADO TEACHER STRIKE — Students in Pueblo are back in school after teachers voted overwhelmingly to accept a new contract. The teachers’ union says its members voted 495-62 for the deal Sunday, ending a strike that shut down most schools in the southern Colorado city last week.

SPORTS:

BBN--ROCKIES-PADRES

SAN DIEGO — Rookie lefty Joey Lucchesi goes for his fourth victory when the San Diego Padres face Tyler Anderson and the Colorado Rockies in the opener of a two-game series. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

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