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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

February 12, 2019

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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DENVER TEACHERS-STRIKE

DENVER _ Striking Denver teachers wearing red packed a library meeting room Tuesday for a public negotiating session with district leaders on the second day of a strike over pay. The meeting, facilitated by a federal mediator, was the first time the sides met since talks broke down over the weekend. Red is the color teachers in states across the country have donned in the past year amid similar strikes and protests for better pay and working conditions. By Colleen Slevin.

LEGISLATURE:

COLORADO ELECTORAL COLLEGE _ A Colorado House committee hears a bill to have the state cast its presidential electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote.

BUSINESS:

EARNS-MOLSON COORS BREWING

DENVER _ Shares in Molson Coors fell in morning trading after the company said it was restating its 2016 and 2017 financials and reported revenue that missed estimates. The beermaker said an error in its 2016 accounting related to its partnership in MillerCoors resulted in an understatement of its tax liabilities and an overstatement of net income by almost $400 million 2016. More accounting errors the following year related to MillerCoors and the tax law resulted in an overstatement of tax expenses, an understatement of net income and an understatement of the deferred tax liability for 2017. SENT: 316 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

COLORADO SPRINGS-POLICE CHIEF _ The Colorado Springs Police Department has a new chief following a national search.

ALASKA UTILITY-POWER STUDY _ An electric utility in eastern Alaska has stopped a study on the costs of buying power from a Colorado company’s wind turbines and propane generators.

GARDEN COUNTY CRASH _ Authorities say a passenger was fatally injured when the pickup truck he was in crashed in the Nebraska Panhandle.

MURDER CONFESSION-WRONG VICTIM _ A 20-year-old Colorado man has been sentenced 48 years in prison for the 2017 shooting death of a woman. The Daily Sentinel reports that Joseph A. Saur, of Montrose, was sentenced Monday by Montrose County District Judge Keri Yoder on a charge of second-degree murder in the shooting death of 27-year-old Patience R. Stewart, of Olathe.

ALASKA UTILITY-POWER STUDY_ An electric utility in eastern Alaska has stopped a study on the costs of buying power from a Colorado company’s wind turbines and propane generators. The Golden Valley Electric Association announced last week it had halted the study, saying Eco Green Generation had not filed paperwork with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to become certified to sell power, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported .

OF COLORADO INTEREST:

EL CHAPO-PROSECUTION _ Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was convicted of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and a naked escape with his mistress through a tunnel. Guzman faced a drumbeat of drug-trafficking and conspiracy convictions that could put the 61-year-old escape artist behind bars for decades in a maximum-security U.S. prison selected to thwart another one of the breakouts that embarrassed his native country. SENT: 900 words, photos. WITH: EL CHAPO-PRISON _ Experts say Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman will likely be sentenced to the ADX Supermax

PHOTOS:

DENVER TEACHERS-STRIKE _ Photos of 1 p.m. teacher rally at Civic Center Park

HKN--MAPLE LEAFS-AVALANCHE

SPORTS:

HKN--MAPLE LEAFS-AVALANCHE

DENVER _ The Colorado Avalanche try to snap a seven-game slide when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 7 p.m.

BKC--SAN DIEGO ST-COLORADO ST

FORT COLLINS _ San Diego State plays Colorado State in Mountain West Conference action Tuesday night at Moby Arena. Game starts at 9 p.m.

BKC-AIR FORCE-UNLV

LAS VEGAS _ Air Force plays UNLV at Thomas & Mack Center in Mountain West Conference play Tuesday night. Game starts at 8:30 p.m.

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