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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

November 16, 2018

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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XGR-COLORADO BUDGET

DENVER — Colorado’s John Hickenlooper on Friday presented his last budget request as governor to lawmakers — one he says helps prepare the state for an eventual recession. Hickenlooper spoke on Friday before the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee. The bipartisan panel will use the proposal in fashioning a state budget for fiscal years 2019-2020 during next year’s legislative session. By James Anderson. SENT: 371 words.

CONGRESS-WOLVES

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Friday to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. Long despised by farmers and ranchers, wolves were shot, trapped and poisoned out of existence in most of the U.S. by the mid-20th century. Since securing protection in the 1970s, wolves have bounced back in the western Great Lakes states of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as in the Northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 433 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

BRECKENRIDGE TROLL — A wooden troll that proved to be too popular in a Colorado ski resort town is gone but it’s possible he could find another home there. With AP Photos.

MOUNTAIN LION KITTEN-BRATWURST — Wildlife officials who seized a mountain lion kitten from a southern Colorado home say the feline fell ill after the residents fed it bratwurst.

SCHOOL DISTRICT-EXTERNAL MANAGER — The Colorado State Board of Education has ordered a struggling Denver-area school district to turn over supervision to an external manager.

COLORADO MILEAGE STANDARDS — A Colorado panel appears ready to adopt emission standards for small and medium passenger vehicles that incorporate tough California standards. Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered the standards adoption in June. Developing from Friday meeting.

SPORTS:

BRONCOS-GARCIA OUT

ENGLEWOOD — Denver Broncos left guard Max Garcia is out for the season because of a torn knee ligament, a person with knowledge of the injury said. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because coach Vance Joseph was at practice and wouldn’t be addressing the media until later. An MRI Friday revealed a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 242 words.

HKN--CAPITALS-AVALANCHE

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche host the defending champion Washington Capitals on Friday night in a matchup of fourth-place teams trying to gain traction. By Dennis Georgatos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

T25-UTAH STATE-COLORADO ST PREVIEW

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — In one corner stands No. 14 Utah State, checking in with 517.5 yards of offense a game and averaging 51 points. In the other, a reeling Colorado State that’s dropped three straight. By Pat Graham. SENT: 750 words, photos.

BKC--NEBRASKA-OMAHA-COLORADO

Nebraska-Omaha plays Colorado at Coors Events Center.

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