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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Federal water managers and a major utility have reached a $2 million agreement that aims to keep one of North America's longest rivers from going dry in the stretch that runs through New Mexico's largest metropolitan area. By Susan Montoya Bryan. SENT: 647 words, photo.


COLORADO GOVERNOR-CLEMENCY — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has pardoned 26 people he says have served their time, rebuilt their lives and are contributing to their communities.

COLORADO JOURNALIST HANDCUFFED — A Colorado prosecutor will not file charges against a police officer who handcuffed a Denver journalist after she took photographs of several officers standing around a naked, handcuffed man seated on a downtown sidewalk.

FENTANYL OVERDOSE CHARGES — A second person has been charged in a fatal overdose in western Colorado.

BOULDER HOMICIDE CONVICTION — A Boulder man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for shooting and killing another man in the street.

AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM — An African American museum planned in South Carolina has received a $500,000 gift from a Colorado couple.



DENVER — The 38-year-old All-Star outfielder sauntered into the Colorado clubhouse at Coors Field and instantly felt like a rookie again. Matt Holliday was back at home. By Pat Graham. SENT: 790 words.


DENVER —Ian Desmond hit a two-run, two-out homer in the ninth inning, and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Thursday in the return of 38-year-old outfielder Matt Holliday. Desmond lined an 88-mph splitter from reliever Kirby Yates (4-3) over the fence in left after Trevor Story singled earlier in the ninth and stole second. It was Desmond's second career walk-off homer. His other was May 2, 2012, against Arizona. By Pat Graham. SENT: 660 words. AP photos.


CANTON, Ohio. — Gil Brandt and Pat Bowlen have been nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame as contributors to the game. Currently a consultant to the NFL and one of the key figures in the staging of the draft, Brandt was one of the key contributors to the building of the Dallas Cowboys. As vice president of player personnel from 1960-89, Brandt helped Dallas grow into one of the most powerful and popular sports franchises in America. Among the Cowboys' innovations were extensive use of computers and deeply scouting the historically black colleges for talent. SENT: 384 words.


DENVER — After cutting about $1 billion worth of deals and reimagining the U.S. Olympic team's brand, longtime U.S. Olympic Committee marketing chief Lisa Baird is leaving to take a similar position at New York Public Radio. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 611 words, photo.


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