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BC-CO--Colorado News Coverage Advisory, CO

February 27, 2019

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Colorado. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to 303-825-0123 or apdenver@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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UPCOMING:

OF COLORADO INTEREST:

BEER-UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY _ Utah lawmakers moved closer Tuesday to adopting alcohol levels for beer that are in line with most production-line brews sold around the country, despite opposition from the influential Mormon church. The state Senate overwhelming passed the measure to raise low alcohol limits on Tuesday, though it’s expected to face more opposition at the state House of Representatives. By Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT: 461 words, photos.

LAST ASH ROUNDUP

WALTON, N.Y. _ Loggers in snowy forests are cutting down ash like there’s no tomorrow, seeking to stay one step ahead of a fast-spreading beetle killing the tree in dozens of states. The emerald ash borer has been chewing its way through trees from Maine to Colorado for about two decades, devastating a species prized for yielding a light-grained hardwood attractive enough for furniture and resilient enough for baseball bats. Many hard-hit areas are east of the Mississippi River and north of the Mason-Dixon Line. Some fear areas in the invasion zone like upstate New York might have only five to seven years of ash logging left. By Michael Hill. SENT: 743 words, photos.

SPORTS:

BBN--ROCKIES-ARENADO

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. _ It may not last long, but for now Colorado’s Nolan Arenado is the highest-paid position player in baseball on a per year basis. Arenado’s new eight-year deal is the second big money signing by a mid-sized NL West team in the past week. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 700 words from 9:30 a.m. news conference.

HKN--CANUCKS-AVALANCHE

DENVER _ Colorado and Vancouver are both fighting for playoff position when the teams meet Wednesday night. The Canucks are four points behind an Avalanche teams that’s a point out of the last playoff spot. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos from 7:30 p.m. game.