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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

May 9, 2019

Colorado at 5:30 p.m.

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CASTLE ROCK _ Prosecutors are expected to file charges Friday against two students accused of opening fire at a charter school, killing 1 student and wounding eight others.



HIGHLANDS RANCH _ A security guard credited with capturing one of the two suspects in this week’s suburban Denver school shooting fired his weapon inside the school, a law enforcement official with knowledge of the case told The Associated Press on Thursday. The security guard has not been identified but is a former Marine who has stayed out of the public eye since Tuesday, when two suspects opened fire at the STEM School Highlands Ranch, killing one student and injuring eight. By P. Solomon Banda and Kathleen Foody. SENT: 840 words, photos and video.



DENVER — Former Colorado House Majority Leader Alice Madden on Thursday became the latest Democrat to enter the crowded primary to challenge Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, adding a prominent female politician to a male-dominated field. Madden also worked on clean energy issues in the administrations of former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and President Barack Obama, as well as unsuccessfully ran for a position on the statewide Board of Regents in 2016. By Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 300 words, photo.


BILLINGS, Mont. _ U.S. demand for coal to generate electricity will continue its slide in coming months, federal officials said Thursday, despite efforts by the Trump administration to shore up the struggling industry. Renewable energy sources including wind, solar and hydropower are expected to fill much of the gap left by coal’s decline, according to the Energy Information Administration. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 500 words, photo.


_ CU BOULDER-GRADUATION-THE LATEST _ Cold and snow didn’t stop spring graduation ceremonies at the University of Colorado Boulder.

_ FINANCIAL MARKETS-BOARD OF TRADE _ Wheat for May was off 9.50 cents at 4.2175 a bushel; May corn fell 10.75 cents at 3.4450 a bushel; May oats was up 3.50 cents at $2.9850 a bushel; while May soybeans declined 14 cents at $8.0025 a bushel.



PORTLAND, Ore. _ The Denver Nuggets have a 3-2 advantage going into Game 6 of their Western Conference semifinal against the Portland Trail Blazers. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. (Game starts at 8:30 p.m. MT)


DENVER — To Gabriel Landeskog and the Colorado Avalanche, this was up for debate: Whether his skate brushed the blue line on what would’ve been a game-tying goal in Game 7 before being overturned. To the Colorado captain and his teammates, this was not debatable: Their prospects moving forward. By Pat Graham. SENT: 860 words, photos.


DENVER _ Weather permitting, San Francisco and Colorado will wrap up their series on Thursday afternoon. Kyle Freeland is expected to start for the Rockies while the Giants will go with left-hander Derek Holland, who is coming off the injured list to make the start. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. (Game started at 1:10 p.m. MT)


DENVER — The San Francisco Giants have placed catcher Buster Posey on the seven-day concussion list after a foul ball hit his helmet on Sunday. Posey said he was hit in the fourth inning of the game against the Cincinnati Reds. He played in Tuesday’s game against the Colorado Rockies. “I recall it happening in Sunday’s game in the fourth inning,” Posey said Thursday. “I can’t remember what batter it was. SENT: 320 words, photo.


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