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NEW AND DEVELOPING:
OIL AND GAS DRILLING-NATIONAL PARK
DENVER — The U.S. government is delaying a decision on a contentious proposal to allow oil and gas drilling near Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado. SENT: 130 words. Will be expanded.
FBI AGENT-ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING
DENVER — An FBI agent accused of accidentally dropping and firing his gun while dancing at a Denver nightspot, hitting a bystander in the leg, can carry his work weapon again as he considers a possible plea deal. A judge allowed the change to Chase Bishop’s conditions for release from jail during a short court hearing Tuesday. SENT: 360 words. AP Photo.
PUEBLO — An environmentalist who worked in Colorado and Louisiana for decades has died. Ross Vincent died at the age 76 Saturday night from cancer. UPCOMING: 250 words. AP photo.
BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration is advancing its plan to replace the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s efforts against global warming with a new rule expected to be friendlier to the coal industry. The Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that it sent the new rule to the White House for review. The document itself was not released, but Trump has been outspoken in his desire to prop up the ailing U.S. coal industry by rolling back what he considers burdensome regulations. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 360 words. AP Photos.
NAVAJO NATION-RADIATION EXPOSURE
SHIPROCK, N.M. — From the end of World War II to the mid-1980s, about 30 million ton of uranium ore were extracted from lands belonging to the nation’s largest American Indian reservation. Today, across the Navajo Nation, sit dozens of abandoned uranium mines and the high risk to residents of contamination exposure. Now, the Navajo Nation is urging the U.S. Congress to expand a federal law that compensates people who were exposed to radiation resulting from nuclear bomb tests stemming from the Cold War. SENT: 380 words. AP Photos.
BERLIN, N.Y. — The idea came to Michael D’Agostino as he was driving past a beautiful farm and imagined what it would be like to camp there. “It was a lightning-bolt moment,” said D’Agostino, who left his job in finance three years ago to launch the startup Tentrr, which matches landowners looking for extra cash with vacationers yearning for solitude under the stars. Think of it as Airbnb for the great outdoors. By Mary Esch. SENT: 640 words, photos.
—COLORADO WILDFIRES — A large wildfire that started over a month ago in southwestern Colorado is no longer considered a threat. A national firefighting team brought in to battle the 416 Fire north of Durango is leaving Tuesday, giving responsibility for monitoring it to San Juan National Forest officials.
—SUMMITVILLE MINE CLEANUP — The state of Colorado is set to take on the $2 million a year financial burden of a cyanide gold mine that became an environmental disaster.
— LIGHTNING STRIKE SURVIVOR — A Colorado man has been released from the hospital after he was struck by lightning over the weekend while camping. Isaiah Cormier, who was released Monday, thanked his girlfriend, Juliette Moore, who performed CPR on him immediate following the lightning strike.
—COUNTERFEITING CASE-SIDNEY — Two Colorado residents have been accused of counterfeiting money in western Nebraska.
—OFF-DUTY OFFICER STOP — Jackson police are investigating after an off-duty officer from Colorado pulled a gun on a teenager who was running to a bus stop.
DENVER — Tyler Anderson (6-3, 3.90 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Rockies on Tuesday against Arizona. Anderson is 4-0 in 11 road starts this season, and has thrown eight scoreless innings in his last two starts. Game time 6:40 p.m.
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