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DENVER — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding its only public hearing on the Trump administration’s plans to roll back Obama-era rules for methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. Nearly 125 people have asked to speak at the daylong session in Denver on Wednesday. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.
COLORADO-HATE CRIMES— Overall reports of bias-motivated incidents in Colorado remain flat, but the number of reported anti-Semitic hate crimes in the state doubled in 2017. FBI data collected by the Anti-Defamation League shows that the number of anti-Jewish hate crimes reported in Colorado doubled from six in 2016 to 13 in 2017.
WINTER OLYMPICS-SALT LAKE CITY— U.S. Olympic Committee officials are touring Salt Lake City as they decide whether to choose Utah’s capital city or Denver as the U.S. bid city for the 2030 Winter Olympics. The visit comes after the USOC toured Denver on Tuesday. The committee will choose between the two cities after Reno-Tahoe dropped out of the running this week, citing the financial burden.
VAIL MOUNTAIN EXPANSION— Federal officials have approved an expansion to Vail Mountain. The Vail Daily reports the U.S. Forest Service authorized the expansion last week, as the Golden Peak Improvements Project final environmental impact statement, along with a draft record of decision, was published by the White River National Forest.
BRECKENRIDGE TROLL — Citing public safety concerns, the Breckenridge Town Council in central Colorado has decided to remove an art piece depicting a troll that has become a tourist attraction but also rankled nearby residents. The Summit Daily News reports that the council’s decision on Tuesday did not specify when the troll will be removed.
ENGLEWOOD — Anchoring Denver’s patchwork offensive line now that Matt Paradis is recovering from surgery to repair his broken right leg is Connor McGovern, who was briefly benched at right guard last month. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton.
DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche host Boston on Wednesday night in a meeting of two of the top lines in hockey. The Avalanche boast the line of Mikko Rantanen, Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog, who’ve combined for 69 points. The Bruins feature Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak, who have a combined 68 points. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 8 p.m.
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FORT COLLINS — Montana State plays Colorado State at Moby Arena on Wednesday night. Game starts 7 p.m.
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