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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

August 3, 2018

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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MINE WASTE SPILL-DAMAGES

Three years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency triggered a massive mine waste spill that polluted rivers in three states, no one has been compensated for economic damages, but the Trump administration says it’s making progress on reviewing the claims. By Dan Elliott. Upcoming. With AP Photos.

ALSO OF COLORADO INTEREST:

NEVADA MARIJUANA-FIRST YEAR

RENO, Nev. — Nevada regulators and industry insiders say the state’s first year of broad marijuana legalization has exceeded even their highest expectations, with sales and tax collections already surpassing year-end projections by 25 percent. Numbers from June are still outstanding but are expected to push taxable sales past $500 million, netting total tax revenue in the neighborhood of $70 million — with about $25 million devoted to schools. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 1,037 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

MEDICAL MARIJUANA-CAMPAIGN DONATIONS — Records show that energy companies were the biggest donors to an Oklahoma campaign against medical marijuana.

COLORADO SPRINGS-OFFICER SHOT — Police in Colorado Springs say an officer who was wounded in a shootout remains in critical condition. Police said Friday that Officer Cem Duzel had movement on both sides of his body overnight and that family and friends are by his side in a Colorado Springs hospital. With AP Photos.

CONSTRUCTION ZONE FATAL — A Colorado man was killed and four others were injured in a crash in a western Montana construction zone. The Montana Highway Patrol says a 17-year-old Kalispell boy tried to pull ahead of another vehicle as they reached a lane closure on Interstate 90 near Bonner.

FATAL HEROIN OVERDOSE-SENTENCE — A 48-year-old Colorado woman has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for selling heroin to a woman who died of an overdose in August 2015. Kirsten Lippold of Boulder pleaded guilty in May to distribution of heroin resulting in death. Lippold also had prior felony drug convictions.

WEST NILE— A northeast Colorado resident has been hospitalized with the most serious form of the West Nile Virus. The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment says it is the first human case of the virus this year in Colorado.

PLANE CRASH-COLORADO RIVER — An investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board says a California pilot hit power lines and smashed his aircraft into a canyon before he came crashing down into the Colorado River. Air Safety Investigator Aaron Sauer said Thursday that 59-year-old Guy Buchanan was on his way home from Wisconsin when his fixed wing, experimental plane flew into power lines that criss-cross the canyon on Tuesday.

SPORTS:

BBN--ROCKIES-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE — The Brewers return home for the first time since the trade deadline, with new additions Mike Moustakas, Joakim Soria and Jonathan Schoop making their Miller Park debuts when they open a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies. Upcoming: 650 words, photos from 6 p.m. game.

BRONCOS-ROOKIES

ENGLEWOOD — Broncos rookie linebacker Josey Jewell practices for the first time at training camp Friday after recovering from a pulled hamstring. He’s one of a half dozen members of John Elway’s venerated 2018 draft class who’s expected to have a major impact on the team this season. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING: 600 words.

BBO-NOW PITCHING

DENVER — Third baseman Pablo Sandoval made his debut on the mound this season. So have infielders Jose Reyes and Anthony Rizzo. The use of position players has become an increasing trend in baseball this season, especially in blowouts to save wear and tear on the bullpen. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by 5 p.m.

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