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AP-CO--Colorado News Coverage Advisory, CO

October 4, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

ENDANGERED FISH-COLORADO RIVER

DENVER — Another rare Colorado River fish has been pulled back from the brink of extinction, the second comeback this year for a species unique to the Southwestern U.S. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to announce Thursday that it will recommend reclassifying the ancient and odd-looking razorback sucker from endangered to threatened, meaning it is still at risk of extinction, but the danger is no longer immediate. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 850 words. AP Photos.

NEPAL-US-MOUNTAIN-SKIERS

KATHMANDU, Nepal — American extreme skiers who overcame threatening weather conditions and equipment problems to successfully ski down from the summit of the world’s fourth-highest peak returned safely from the mountain on Thursday. James Morrison of Tahoe, California, and Hilaree Nelson of Telluride, Colorado, arrived in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, looking forward to a break after becoming the first people to ski down from Mount Lhotse’s 8,516-meter (27,940-foot) summit. By Binaj Gurubacharya. SENT: 440 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

GIRLS KILLED-COLORADO FARM — One of five members of a doomsday group charged in the deaths of two girls in Colorado has been found incompetent to stand trial. The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction reports the trial of 54-year-old Ika Eden of Jamaica was postponed indefinitely.

ZOO-POLAR BEAR — A zoo in central Ohio says an 18-year-old polar bear will be arriving at the facility this fall to be introduced to twin polar bear sisters for potential breeding. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says it will be welcoming a male polar bear named Lee from the Denver Zoo.

CITIZENSHIP INTERVIEW WAIT-LAWSUIT — An Iranian man living in Colorado has filed a federal lawsuit against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other federal officials, claiming they are violating law for failing to conduct a citizenship interview.

SPORTS:

BBN-NLDS-ROCKIES-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE — The NL-best Milwaukee Brewers play their first postseason game in seven years when they open their Division Series matchup against the Colorado Rockies. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 750 words, photos. Game starts 3:07 p.m.

BBN-BREWERS-EVEN-KEELED YELICH

MILWAUKEE — With every home run and big hit, it’s getting more difficult for Christian Yelich to go out in Milwaukee without being recognized. It didn’t stop the potential National League MVP from making a run to the supermarket for groceries, so his mother could make his favorite dish when she recently visited. By Sports Writer Genaro C. Armas. SENT: 550 words. AP Photos.

NLDS-ROCKIES-BREWERS ROSTERS

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers are turning to young right-hander Brandon Woodruff to start Game 1 of their National League Division Series against the Colorado Rockies. Manager Craig Counsell has said it will be a bullpen day for the Brewers to open their first postseason series since 2011.

HKN-WILD-AVALANCHE

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche opens its season versus the Minnesota Wild at Pepsi Center on Thursday. Game starts 7 p.m.

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