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AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

September 3, 2018

Colorado at 3:05 p.m.

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AP EXPLAINS-WILDFIRES-RUIN AND REGENERATION

BILLINGS, Mont. — Wildfires in the U.S. have charred more than 10,000 square miles so far this year, an area larger than the state of Maryland, with large fires still burning in every Western state including many that are not fully contained. Whether sparked by lightning or humans, fire has long been a force shaping the landscape of the U.S. West. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 920 words. AP Photos.

ALSO OF COLORADO INTEREST

SAGE GROUSE RULES-IDAHO-LAWSUIT

BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho ranch’s attempt to block U.S. efforts to protect the greater sage grouse has attracted the support of Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and other top state Republicans. Otter, House Speaker Scott Bedke and Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill asked a federal judge last month for permission to intervene in a lawsuit targeting the federal government’s regulation of sage grouse habitat. By Kimberlee Kruesi. SENT: 430 words. AP Photo.

IN BRIEF:

— PARADE FATAL — Colorado police say a child has died after being struck by a float during a Labor Day parade. The incident happened during the Windsor Harvest Festival parade.

— INFANT DEATH-SENTENCE — A 23-year-old Colorado woman has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for the 2016 death of her infant boy. The Jefferson County district attorney’s office says Bethany Joy Smith, of Golden, will also serve a mandatory five-year parole on completion of her prison sentence.

— DRY ARIZONA-RESERVOIRS— Scientists say water levels at Lake Mead and Lake Powell are dropping to dangerous levels, reflecting the Colorado River’s worsening “structural deficit.”

SPORTS:

FBN--BRONCOS-CARVENS OUT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Dymonte Thomas stepped up when Su’a Cravens missed most of training camp with a sore left knee. He’ll be called on to continue those fill-in duties with Cravens going on IR over the weekend. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton.

BBN-GIANTS-ROCKIES

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies begin a pivotal 10-game homestand on Monday against San Francisco. The Rockies are schedule to throw Tyler Anderson, while the Giants counts with Madison Bumgarner. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time is 1:10 p.m.

With:

— ROCKIES-DUNN SURGERY— Colorado Rockies left-handed reliever Mike Dunn says he is planning on having season-ending shoulder surgery. Dunn has been on the disabled list since July 7 with discomfort in the AC joint.

BBO-THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL

UNDATED — It’s September, so it’s time for Terrance Gore. The 5-foot-7 speedster has resurfaced with the Chicago Cubs, who purchased his contract from Triple-A Iowa when rosters expanded Saturday. Like the Royals previously, the Cubs will have a chance to turn Gore loose on the bases. The 27-year-old outfielder has played in 50 games in his major league career. He has 11 at-bats, zero hits, 14 runs and 21 stolen bases. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. SENT: 600 words. AP Photo.

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