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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

February 22, 2019

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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IN BRIEF:

HANGING LAKE-MANAGEMENT_ The U.S. Forest Service and city of Glenwood Springs have finalized a deal to run a shuttle service to a popular Colorado tourist destination. The Post Independent reports H2O Ventures has been contracted to operate the shuttle between the city and the drop-off for the scenic Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon.

COLORADO WEATHER _ Heavy snow in southwestern Colorado has closed schools and prompted a warning for people to shovel their roofs. The Durango Herald reports that children in and around Durango got a second straight day off from school Friday because of the storm still hitting the area.

OF COLORADO INTEREST:

BORDER SECURITY-SENATORS TO WATCH

WASHINGTON _ Colorado’s Sen. Cory Gardner is among the senators to watch as Republicans are put in the uncomfortable spot of deciding whether to back the president’s declaration of a national emergency. By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 1,081 words, photos.

TEACHER STRIKES

Teachers in Oakland, California, hit the picket lines just as West Virginia teachers went back to class in a kind of coast-to-coast tag-team display of the national teacher unrest that in many places has moved beyond pay to politics, tackling issues like charter schools and vouchers. Call it round two of the teacher mobilizations that began last spring as grassroots revolts in conservative-leaning states over salaries and school funding. By Carolyn Thompson and John Raby. SENT: 765 words, photos.

SPORTS:

BKN--NUGGETS-MAVERICKS

DALLAS _ First-time All-Star Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets visit rookie sensation Luka Doncic and the Mavericks in the return from the break for both teams. Denver won its last two before the break while Dallas lost its last pair. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos from 6:30 p.m. game.

HKN--AVALANCHE-BLACKHAWKS

CHICAGO _ Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks go for their 11th win in 13 games when they meet the Colorado Avalanche. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos from 5:30 p.m. game.

SKI--SHIFFRIN’S QUICK HIATUS

A worn out and under-the-weather Mikaela Shiffrin will skip a few World Cup races to rest up for the finals in March. She’s been running on fumes since winning two gold medals and a bronze at the world championships in Sweden. By Pat Graham. SENT: 826 words, photos.

FBN--BRONCOS-KEENUM

ENGLEWOOD _ Case Keenum told Sports Spectrum podcast that he was “definitely shocked” that John Elway decided to replace him with Joe Flacco after just one season. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton.

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