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AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

August 22, 2018

Colorado at 1:05 p.m.

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COLORADO FAMILY KILLED

DENVER — A Colorado man charged with killing his family and dumping their bodies at an oil worksite taped a video presentation six years ago about saving or abandoning relationships. A YouTube video posted in April 2012 shows Christopher Watts giving a PowerPoint presentation that he titled “Communication Speech, Relationship Deterioration and Repair.” SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 5 p.m.

ALSO OF COLORADO INTEREST:

ARGENTINA-ZOO

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Shaki was 18 when she died - too young given the life expectancy of a giraffe. Ruth the rhinoceros was recovering from an infection until she fell, was stuck for hours in thick mud and then died. The recent deaths have fueled charges by conservationists that an attempt by the Buenos Aires’ government to turn a 140-year-old zoo into a less intensive “eco-park” and relocate most of its 1,500 animals to sanctuaries, including one in Colorado, has been a poorly planned disaster. By Luis Andres Henao. SENT: 980 words. AP Photos.

WESTERN ENERGY MARKET

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico’s largest electric utility is asking state regulators for approval to join a trading market that allows participants in several western states to buy and sell energy to better balance supply and demand. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is among those expected to join the energy imbalance market by 2020 while large utilities in Arizona, Nevada and Utah already are on board. By Susan Montoya Bryan.

IN BRIEF:

FATAL BICYCLE CRASH — A Colorado State University music professor died of injuries suffered after his bicycle collided with the side of a tanker truck south of Loveland, in northern Colorado.

COLORADO SPRINGS-OFFICER SHOT — A Colorado Springs police officer who was shot in the head during a confrontation with an armed suspect has been moved out of the intensive care unit.

STURGIS-HOME INVASION — The last of four suspects in a home invasion in Sturgis last November has been sentenced.

BIRTHDAY BANK HEIST — A man has pleaded guilty to robbing an eastern Iowa bank on his birthday.

SAN JUAN COLLEGE-HOUSING — A college in the Four Corners region is finalizing a nearly $25 million partnership to build student housing.

SPORTS:

BBN-PADRES-ROCKIES

DENVER — Padres right-hander Jacob Nix will make his third career start and first against the Rockies on Wednesday. Colorado has won eight straight games with right-hander Jon Gray taking the mound. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time is 6:40 p.m.

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