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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

March 11, 2019

Colorado at 5:15 p.m.

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OIL AND GAS CONFLICTS-COLORADO

DENVER _ Frustrated residents of a Denver suburb say state law is forcing them to participate in a major oil and gas drilling project against their wishes, so they launched legal challenges with potentially significant consequences for the industry. Backed by a federal judge, they have a chance this week to ask state regulators to block multiple wells planned within about 1,300 feet (400 meters) of homes in the city of Broomfield. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 840 words, photos.

AVALANCHES-COLORADO

CRESTED BUTTE — One person was killed and two others were injured by deep snow cascading off roofs in the southwestern Colorado resort town of Crested Butte. The incidents occurred Friday and Saturday amid an unprecedented wave of avalanches. One high mountain pass remained closed Monday for avalanche control work, and the risk of slides was rated as “considerable” in most of the state’s mountains. SENT: 320 words.

IN BRIEF:

SOUTHERN UTE RESERVATION DEATHS _ Two people have been found dead in a house on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in southwestern Colorado after gunfire was heard.

SKYDIVING FATALITY-COLORADO _ Authorities say a 17-year-old male from Texas has died in a skydiving accident in Colorado.

COLORADO GIRL KILLED _ A Colorado teen who pleaded guilty to killing a 10-year-old girl has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 40 years.

FATAL FIRE-GREELEY _ Authorities say one person has died after being trapped in a fire in the basement of a northern Colorado home thought to be abandoned.

COLORADO JUDGE-DISCIPLINE _ Colorado’s top court has censured a former state appeals court judge who used racial epithets in emails with a romantic partner.

PHOTOS:

_ OIL AND GAS CONFLICTS-COLORADO

_ HKN--HURRICANES-AVALANCHE

SPORTS:

HKN--HURRICANES-AVALANCHE

DENVER _ Fresh off a win at Nashville, the Carolina Hurricanes face the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night. Both teams are scrambling for playoff position. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 7 p.m. MT.

HKN--SABRES-EICHEL SUSPENSION

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jack Eichel will abide by the NHL’s decision to suspend him two games for an illegal check to Colorado forward Carl Soderberg’s head. That doesn’t mean the Buffalo Sabres captain has to agree with it. By John Wawrow. SENT: 337 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

NV-BKC-T25--COLLEGE BKB POLL-NEVADA _ Nevada has moved up three spots to No. 14 in the final regular season men’s college basketball poll released by The Associated Press.

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