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AP-NM--New Mexico News Digest, NM

September 3, 2018

Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Mexico. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 505-822-9022 or apalbuquerque@ap.org

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Mountain.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

SCHOOL SAFETY-SPENDING

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico districts have proposed a list of safety improvements for 288 schools in the months after state lawmakers earmarked funds to heighten security at state campuses. UPCOMING: 400 words.

AP EXPLAINS-WILDFIRES-RUIN AND REGENERATION

BILLINGS, Mont. — Wildfires in the U.S. have charred more than 10,000 square miles so far this year, an area larger than the state of Maryland, with large fires still burning in every Western state including many that are not fully contained. Whether sparked by lightning or humans, fire has long been a force shaping the landscape of the U.S. West. SENT: 950 words.

SPORTS

BBN--GIANTS-ROCKIES

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies begin a pivotal 10-game homestand on Monday against San Francisco. The Rockies are schedule to throw Tyler Anderson, while the Giants counts with Madison Bumgarner. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time is 3:10 p.m. ET.

FBN--BRONCOS-CRAVENS OUT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Dymonte Thomas stepped up when Su’a Cravens missed most of training camp with a sore left knee. He’ll be called on to continue those fill-in duties with Cravens going on IR over the weekend. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton.

IN BRIEF:

— DRY ARIZONA-RESEVOIRS: Scientists say water levels at Lake Mead and Lake Powell are dropping to dangerous levels, reflecting the Colorado River’s worsening “structural deficit.”

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