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BC-CO--Colorado Member Exchange Digest, CO

December 20, 2018

This week’s Colorado AP Member Exchange package. Please refer to national wire digests for other enterprise.

HOME SHOOTING-INVESTIGATION

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. _ It wasn’t long after Brandon Sanchez was shot to death outside a Pear Park home that the question arose that would determine his killer’s fate. Was Sanchez somewhere he shouldn’t have been? By Gabrielle Porter. AP Photos planned.

REMOTE SHERIFF

DENVER _ In the midst of a high-profile murder investigation and federal lawsuit involving the death of an officer, the sheriff of Park County, Colorado has been living in Florida. Sheriff Fred Wegener didn’t seek re-election in 2018 to keep the position he’s held for nearly 20 years. In late July 2018, Wegener sold his home in Grant and announced the next month he was retiring on his own schedule. By Noel Brennan. AP Photos planned.

SUNKEN TOWN-BLUE MESA

GUNNISON COUNTY, Colo. _ The cold is just the cold. Bob Robbins and Bill Sunderlin know it all too well. Negative 2? That’s nothing, says Sunderlin, 78. “Child’s play,” says Robbins, 69. By Seth Boster. AP Photos planned.

CONVENTION CENTER SCANDAL

DENVER _ Denver’s $233 million plan to expand the Colorado Convention Center is supposed to draw $47 million in new annual spending, but that could be delayed or threatened by allegations of collusion among private companies on the project. A potential criminal investigation is looming and city officials are racing to reboot the project, which was expected to be completed before 2023. Meanwhile, event planners around the world already are booking events through 2028, notes Sherrif Karamat, CEO of PCMA, a global events industry association. By Andrew Kenney. AP Photos planned.

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