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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

February 23, 2019

Colorado at 4 p.m.

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COLORADO SKI TRAFFIC

DENVER — “Friends don’t let friends drive I-70.” The tongue-in-cheek mantra is often uttered by Colorado skiers and snowboarders who frequent resorts far from the crowded mountain corridor, which funnels thousands of vehicles onto two lanes west of Denver every winter weekend. Traffic along the route has been common for years, but it’s exacerbated by a recent population boom in the Denver area. By Thomas Peipert. SENT: 815 words, photos.

THREE-STATE CRIME SPREE

DENVER _ Attackers who killed a man in Colorado may have held up a store in Wyoming and a bank in Utah later the same day, authorities said. SENT: 245 words.

IN BRIEF:

BRECKENRIDGE TROLL _ A huge wooden troll will be reincarnated in a Colorado ski town, although it’s unclear what it will look like or where it will sit.

SPORTS:

HKN--AVALANCHE-PREDATORS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The Nashville Predators continue a three-game home stand Saturday hosting the Colorado Avalanche. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game started at 3:30 p.m. MT.

BBO--ON THE CLOCK

FORT MYERS, Fla. _ The windup. The pitch. The countdown? Baseball debuts an experimental pitch clock through spring training on Saturday, putting hurlers and hitters on the clock for the first time in an effort to shorten games. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

BKC--COLORADO-WASHINGTON

SEATTLE _ Washington can clinch a share of the Pac-12 regular season title with a win over Colorado on Saturday. The Huskies have a four-game lead in the conference standings with five games remaining. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 650 words. Game starts at 8:30 p.m. MT.

BKC--WYOMING-COLORADO STATE

FORT COLLINS _ J.D. Paige had 15 points to lead five Colorado State players in double figures as the Rams rolled past Wyoming 83-48 on Saturday. SENT: 170 words.

BKC--DENVER-NORTH DAKOTA

GRAND FORKS, N.D. _ The University of Denver plays North Dakota at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Game started at 2 p.m. MT.

SKI--WCUP-WOMEN’S DOWNHILL

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland _ Olympic champion Sofia Goggia wins the first World Cup downhill of the post-Lindsey Vonn era. Vonn retired after winning a downhill bronze at the world championships two weeks ago. Mikaela Shiffrin, the runaway leader in the overall World Cup standings, did not race. SENT: 400 words, photos.

LUG--WORLD CUP

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia _ Germany’s Natalie Geisenberger wins her seventh consecutive World Cup women’s luge overall championship by capturing the season’s final full-length race. The only other luger to win seven straight titles was Austria’s Markus Prock in the 1990s. SENT: 550 words, photos.

Also:

SKE--WORLD CUP _ Elena Nikitina, implicated in Sochi doping, wins overall World Cup skeleton title in Calgary, Alberta. SENT: 250 words.

SKI--WCUP-MEN’S SUPER-G CANCELED _ World Cup ski race in Bulgaria canceled because of heavy snowfall. SENT: 200 words, photos.

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