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November 15, 2018

Colorado at 5:15 p.m.

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EPA-METHANE

DENVER — Dozens of people who live near oil and gas wells pleaded with the Trump administration Wednesday not to roll back rules for methane pollution, while industry representatives said the changes should go further. The Environmental Protection Agency held a hearing in Denver on the administration’s plans to loosen regulations imposed by the Obama administration in 2016. The rules require energy companies to step up the detection and elimination of methane leaks at well sites and other oil and gas facilities. Methane is the primary component of natural gas and also is a greenhouse gas. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 630 words, photos.

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IN BRIEF:

— RESTAURANT OWNER-SHOOTING — A Colorado restaurant owner who shot an intruder inside the business will not face criminal charges for the man’s death.

— SCHOOL THREAT — One of two teenage boys accused of plotting to kill people at their middle school in Colorado Springs last year has pleaded guilty.

— COLORADO-HATE CRIMES — Overall reports of bias-motivated incidents in Colorado remain flat, but the number of reported anti-Semitic hate crimes in the state doubled in 2017.

— WINTER OLYMPICS-SALT LAKE CITY — U.S. Olympic Committee officials are touring Salt Lake City as they decide whether to choose Utah’s capital city or Denver as the U.S. bid city for the 2030 Winter Olympics.

— FRAUDULENT LEASING-SENTENCE — A Colorado man who fraudulently leased multiple properties and failed to pay the rent has been sentenced to five years in prison.

— VAIL MOUNTAIN EXPANSION — Federal officials have approved an expansion to Vail Mountain.

— BRECKENRIDGE TROLL — Citing public safety concerns, the Breckenridge Town Council in central Colorado has decided to remove an art piece depicting a troll that has become a tourist attraction but also rankled nearby residents.

— FINANCIAL MARKETS-BOARD OF TRADE — Wheat for Dec. fell 4 cents at 5.0375 a bushel; Dec. corn was up .50 cent at 3.67 a bushel; Dec. oats was rose 4 cents at $2.8850 bushel; while Nov. soybeans gained 4.75 cents at $8.72 a bushel.

SPORTS:

KEENUM-KEEPING THE FAITH

ENGLEWOOD — Case Keenum is off to a rocky start in the shadows of John Elway, Peyton Manning and the Rocky Mountains, which he and his wife, Kimberly, visited during the Broncos’ much-needed bye week. “It’s pretty. I’ve been looking at them for the last six months,” Keenum said. “So, it was fun to go up there and enjoy that. It was good to get away.” By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 860 words, photo. (Replaces story slugged BRONCOS-NO PARADIS on some digests)

BRUINS-AVALANCHE

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche host Boston on Wednesday night in a meeting of two of the top lines in hockey. The Avalanche boast the line of Mikko Rantanen, Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog, who’ve combined for 69 points. The Bruins feature Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak, who have a combined 68 points. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. (Game starts at 8 p.m. MT)

THE BIDDING GAME

Does anyone really want to host the Winter Olympics? Residents in Calgary answered that question with a resounding “No,” and now the International Olympic Committee has some soul-searching to do. Again. After being rejected in yet another public vote, the IOC is down to two candidates to host the 2026 Games — Stockholm, Sweden, and a joint Italian bid from Milan and Cortina D’Ampezzo. Both of those bidders also have issues , and organizers are scrambling to hand the next available Winter Games to one of them before either bid gets derailed. They will award the Games next June. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 860 words, photos.

With: WINTER OLYMPICS-SALT LAKE CITY — U.S. Olympic Committee officials are touring Salt Lake City as they decide whether to choose Utah’s capital city or Denver as the U.S. bid city for the 2030 Winter Olympics. SENT: 130-word APNewsNow.

BKC-MONTANA ST-COLORADO ST

FORT COLLINS — Montana State plays Colorado State at Moby Arena on Wednesday night. (Game starts 7 p.m. MT)

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