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DENVER — Colorado water managers brief local officials on efforts to protect the state’s water and steps to avoid a shortage in the vital Colorado River system, the most important waterway in the Southwestern United States. (STORY ON MERITS)
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DENVER — A man serving a life sentence for his role in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center is suing federal prison officials, arguing that his religious rights have been violated. By Kathleen Foody. (Developing from trial in federal court)
DENVER — Colorado regulators approved Xcel Energy’s ambitious plan to nearly double the share of electricity it generates from renewable sources despite some doubts about the company’s claims for how much money consumers will save. The Public Utilities Commission voted 2-1 in favor of the plan Monday, The Denver Post reported. SENT: 520 words.
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OGDEN, Utah — A U.S. Department of Interior leader reiterated the agency’s strong interest in moving the Bureau of Land Management headquarters to the West during a visit to a northern Utah city that is under consideration as a new home. Interior assistant secretary Susan Combs said the move isn’t a done deal, but she spoke passionately on Tuesday in Ogden, Utah, about the need to bridge the gap between bureaucrats in Washington and the people who their decisions impact. By Brady McCombs. SENT: 130-word APNewsNow, photos. Will be expanded.
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RENO, Nev. — The first full year of legal marijuana sales in Nevada exceeded expectations by 40 percent, state tax officials said Tuesday. Taxable pot sales statewide totaled $529.9 million and raised nearly $70 million in tax revenue, including $27.5 million for schools, the Nevada Department of Taxation said. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 280 words, photos.
— DENVER SHOOTING-MIDDLE SCHOOL — Police are looking for a suspect in a shooting that critically injured a boy outside of a Denver middle school.
— FIREFIGHTING COSTS — Officials estimate that the firefighting costs for two wildfires in northwest Colorado exceed $16 million.
— FINANCIAL MARKETS-BOARD OF TRADE — Wheat for Sept. fell 1 cent at 4.9825 a bushel; Sept. corn was lost 5.75 cents at 3.41 a bushel; Sept. oats unchanged at $2.4725 bushel; while Sep. soybeans declined 14.25 cents at $8.2050 a bushel.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Kyle Freeland starts for the Colorado Rockies against the Los Angeles Angels in their interleague series. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. (Game starts at 8 p.m. MT)
ENGLEWOOD — Chad Kelly has a tenuous hold on the No. 2 quarterback job in Denver, and not because Paxton Lynch is making a push to regain the gig he lost to him this summer. Kelly gets one more shot at showing he’s a worthy backup to starter Case Keenum when he starts the Broncos’ final preseason game Thursday night at Arizona. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 800 words, photo.
TEMPE, Ariz. — Josh Rosen wants to play, but the rookie quarterback needs the go-ahead from his head coach before he can suit up and take snaps in the Arizona Cardinals’ preseason finale. That isn’t likely to come until before kickoff Thursday, when Arizona hosts the Denver Broncos. By Jose M. Romero. SENT: 430 words.
Chip Kelly, who haunted opposing teams with his blur offense for the Oregon Ducks a few years ago, returns to the Pac-12 this season as head coach at UCLA. He’ll make his season debut with the Bruins this Saturday at home against Cincinnati. But Kelly is not the only one who is back this season. Stanford’s Bryce Love bucked popular opinion by sticking with the Cardinal rather than declaring early for the NFL draft. Quarterback Jake Browning similarly decided to play out his final year of eligibility at Washington. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 820 words, photos.
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