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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

April 15, 2019

Colorado at 5:15 p.m.

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DENVER _ Twenty years after teenage gunmen attacked Columbine High School, alumni of the Littleton, Colorado, school have become parents themselves. The emotional toll of the shooting that killed 12 classmates and a teacher has been joined by fears about their own kids’ safety, spiking each time yet another shooter enters another school. Some find comfort in school security changes, while others worry about the effect of active-shooter drills on their kids’ generation.


WASHINGTON _ Twenty years after Columbine, results of a new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research reveal Americans’ views on school safety.



SANTA FE, N.M. _ Leaders of the Navajo Nation and Pueblo tribes expressed frustration Monday with federal oversight of oil and gas leases on public holdings near ancient Native American cultural sites and endorsed legislation to restrict natural gas development around Chaco Culture National Historic Park. Acoma Pueblo tribal Gov. Brian Vallo told members of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources at a hearing in New Mexico that not enough is being done to safeguard sacred sites scattered beyond the national park at Chaco Canyon. By Morgan Lee. SENT: 670 words, photos.


WASHINGTON _ Elizabeth Warren is vowing to prohibit new fossil fuel leasing on public lands if she’s elected president, one of several new energy proposals she rolled out Monday before a campaign swing in two Western states. Warren, a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, already has launched more than a half-dozen new proposals since entering the Democratic primary. Warren is set to discuss the public lands policies this week during campaign stops in South Carolina, Colorado and Utah. By Elana Schor. SENT: 430 words, photos.


Jonathan Wolman, who over more than 45 years in journalism served as editor and publisher of The Detroit News and previously worked as a reporter, Washington bureau chief and executive editor at The Associated Press, died Monday in Detroit. He was 68. His family told the News that Wolman died of complications from pancreatic cancer. By David Crary. SENT: 1,250 words, photos.


_ POLICE OFFICER-CHEMICAL ATTACK _ Four teenagers have been charged with setting off a chlorine bomb that injured a suburban Denver police officer and a civilian.

_ ILLEGAL MOOSE KILLING _ The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department says a 19-year-old man has been fined $20,000 for illegally killing and abandoning a bull moose last November.

_ ROBBERIES-COLORADO SPRINGS _ Police say they believe the same group of people was responsible for seven overnight armed robberies that included three Colorado Springs convenience stores, a motel and a gas station.

_ US ATTORNEY-OPIOIDS _ Colorado’s new U.S. attorney is encouraging law enforcement in the state to investigate opioid overdose deaths as homicides.

_ FINANCIAL MARKETS-BOARD OF TRADE _ Wheat for May fell 5.50 cents at 4.5950 a bushel; May corn was up 1.75 cents at 3.6275 a bushel; May oats rose 2.25 cents at $2.8925 a bushel; while May soybeans was gained 3.75 cents at $8.9875 a bushel.



DENVER _ Just signed defenseman Cale Makar could make his NHL debut Monday night for Colorado when the Avalanche host the Calgary Flames in Game 3. The series is tied at one apiece. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. (Game starts at 8 p.m. MT)

With: AVALANCHE-MAKAR’S DEBUT _ Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar will make his NHL debut in Game 3 against Calgary, his favorite childhood team. SENT: 130-word APNewsNow. (With AP Photo)


DENVER _ The thinking of DeMar DeRozan before joining San Antonio: Shoot. The mentality now: Share. Always a skilled scorer, the 29-year-old and four-time All-Star has taken his game to another level in San Antonio by taking to the floor with a different approach — a get-teammates-even-more-involved approach. “Spurs’ way, baby,” said DeRozan, whose team leads 1-0 heading into Game 2 on Tuesday against the second-seeded Denver Nuggets. By Pat Graham. SENT: 820 words, photos.


Orlando had to fight until the final days of the regular season to get its postseason berth. Portland had to scramble down the stretch to replace a huge part of its success. And as is usually the case, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich had his team playing its best basketball at the end. The Magic, Trail Blazers and Spurs were playoff ready. That’s why they’re all taking 1-0 series leads into their respective Game 2s on Tuesday night — with Orlando at Toronto, San Antonio at Denver and Portland playing host to Oklahoma City. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.


SAN DIEGO _ Coming off its first win in nine games, the Rockies begin a series at San Diego on Monday night. (Game starts at 8:10 p.m. MT)


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