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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

May 4, 2019

Colorado at 3 p.m.

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. _ Ted Kennedy sums up what he sees along the river in the Grand Canyon: “It’s buggy out there.” That is to say, an experiment to change the flow of water from a dam near the Arizona-Utah state line appeared to boost the number of aquatic insects that fish in the Colorado River eat. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 630 words.


COLUMBIA, S.C. _ Former Vice President Joe Biden is focusing his 2020 White House campaign on South Carolina this weekend while several other Democratic candidates are spending time in Iowa, another early-voting state. Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper are campaigning in New Hampshire. By Meg Kinnard. AP Photos.


FORT COLLINS _ Makenna Kelly’s bedroom is starkly white. Its beige walls are dotted with sparse silver accents, but otherwise, everything from the 13-year-old’s bedspread to her alarm clock is bright white. When her two portable studio lights are illuminated in the corner, the room almost glows. By Erin Udell, Fort Collins Coloradoan. SENT: 2,000 words.


DURANGO _ Jail is often thought of as a place for people who are a menace to society. The phrase “con college” is often associated with it. But for Mary Mullen, who teaches at the jail, the notion that people learn how to be better criminals while incarcerated misrepresents the real opportunities offered in La Plata County. By Bret Hauff, The Durango Herald. SENT: 900 words.


COLUMBUS, Ohio _ If anyone in their circle of friends was going to make it, to somehow defy the death sentence that loomed over an HIV diagnosis back then, it would be Matt Taylor. Keith Burkes believed that with all his heart. It almost makes sense to him still, 25 years after Taylor — brilliant chemistry major, popular floor manager at COSI, pioneering AIDS volunteer — succumbed to the disease he had helped others fight. By Rita Price, The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 1,200 words. AP Photos.


BIG BOY STEAM ENGINE _ One of the world’s biggest and most powerful steam locomotives is chugging to its big debut after five years of restoration work. Big Boy No. 4014 rolled out of a Union Pacific restoration shop in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on Saturday morning as hundreds of spectators looked on. From there, it goes to Ogden, Utah, to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad. Moved national lines. AP Photos.



SAN JOSE, Calif. _ The San Jose Sharks return home after splitting two games in Colorado to take on the Avalanche in Game 5 of a second-round series that is tied at two games apiece. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.


The start of the NBA’s second round has provided some lengthy breaks and plenty of time for adjustments. Not so for Portland and Denver, who could really use another day off after their four-overtime marathon on Friday but will be back on the court Sunday for one of two Game 4s. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.


DENVER _ Kyle Freeland takes the mound for the Colorado Rockies when they host Arizona on Saturday night. Over his career, Freeland is 3-2 against the Diamondbacks with a 3.80 ERA. Arizona will throw Luke Weaver. By Dennis Georgatos. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 6:10 p.m.


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