BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO
BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO
Sep. 08, 2018
Colorado at 3:45 p.m.
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HORSE DISEASE-COLORADO — State officials say a horse in northern Colorado contracted a rare incurable disease called equine infectious anemia, and about 240 other horses may have been exposed to it.
DOUBLE SLAYING-COLORADO — A judge has ordered two men to stand trial in the shooting deaths of a man and woman in Colorado Springs in April.
FATAL HOUSE FIRE — Investigators say a house fire that killed two people in central Colorado may have been accidentally set.
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RESTORING LOST WATERWAYS
DENVER — Old Denver pulsed with H2O, water that snaked through the creeks and irrigation canals crisscrossing Colorado's high prairie before 150 years of urban development buried most of them or forced them into pipes. New Denver wants those waterways back. City leaders are ramping up what they describe as a massive, restorative "daylighting" of buried water channels wherever possible — cutting through pavement and re-engineering old streams and canals to create up to 20 miles of naturalistic riparian corridors. By Bruce Finley, The Denver Post. SENT: 1,600 words, photos.
HARVEST FOR NEEDY FAMILIES
DURANGO — Millions of pounds of produce are ripening in the fields this fall across Montezuma and La Plata counties, and The Good Food Collective wants to make sure the nutritious harvest is delivered to those who need it. The collective is in its first year, and it is focused on reducing food waste, eliminating fruit that will attract bears, bolstering the local food economy and providing fresh food to residents in need. By Mary Shinn, The Durango Herald. SENT: 800 words.
AURORA — There was a time we would have marveled at flying to 380,000 feet to experience the curvature of the Earth, weightlessness, and the darkness of space. In the next few decades, space travel may become so ordinary that we don't even bat an eye. In Colorado that will be a reality thanks to Dave Ruppel, CEO of the newly-dubbed Spaceport Colorado. By Grant Stringer and Kara Mason, The Aurora Sentinel. SENT: 1,670 words, photo.
COLORADO SPRINGS — Life hasn't been the same, Katharine Salazar said, since her husband was stabbed three times in June by an angry man who followed their sons home after a road rage encounter. Gordon Salazar, 47, wasn't involved in the initial confrontation but was trying to get to the bottom of it when, alarmed and confused, he approached the driver after watching the man slam into the back of his stepson's car outside the family's apartment on Gahart Drive. By Kaitlin Durbin, The Gazette. SENT: 1,400 words, photos.
DENVER — Walker Buehler tries to pull the Los Angeles Dodgers closer to first-place Colorado on Saturday night in a tightly packed NL West race. The Rockies will throw lefty Kyle Freeland, who has one of the top home ERAs this season. By Michael Kelly. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 6:10 p.m. MT.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Colorado plays Nebraska in a nonconference game full of nostalgia. The teams were longtime conference mates until 2011, when the Buffaloes left for the Pac-12 and the Cornhuskers for the Big Ten. It's the Nebraska coaching debut for Scott Frost, whose team's game last week was called off because of inclement weather. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game time is 1:30 p.m. MT.
FORT COLLINS — Colorado State hosts a team from the Southeastern Conference for the first time since 1981 when Arkansas visits on Saturday. The Rams have struggled on defense this season, allowing an average of 44 points. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 5:30 p.m. ET.
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Air Force plays in the Sunshine State for the first time since 1968 on Saturday when it faces Florida Atlantic, which is trying to bounce back from a season-opening drubbing at Oklahoma. By Andy Kent. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game time is noon MT.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Drew Lock and Missouri try to open 2-0 when they face Wyoming, which is coming off a tough loss to Washington State. By Joe Walljasper. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time is 5 p.m. MT.
TAEKWONDO CHAMPION-SEXUAL MISCONDUCT — US Center for SafeSport permanently bans Olympic taekwondo champ Steven Lopez for sexual misconduct
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