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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

May 13, 2019

Colorado at 5:15 p.m.

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HIGHLANDS RANCH — A memorial service for a student hailed as a hero for tackling one of the gunmen who attacked his suburban Denver school will be held Wednesday. A celebration of life will be held at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch for 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo, a senior who was just days from graduating when he was fatally wounded in Tuesday’s shooting. The service is planned just a few hours before the two suspects are due back in court. SENT: 440 words, photos.



EL PASO, Texas _ U.S. authorities have begun using aircraft to move migrants to less-crowded areas for processing, while asylum-seeking families were being bused north to Colorado to alleviate the strain on overwhelmed shelters along the border in Texas and New Mexico. Several dozen migrants arrived by bus early Monday in Denver as part of the effort to help crowded shelters in El Paso and neighboring Las Cruces, New Mexico, where one facility reported running low on food. By Cedar Attanasio and Morgan Lee. SENT: 770 words, photo.


_ BASEBALL BAT ATTACK _ A man accused of fatally beating a man and injuring three other people with a baseball bat outside a Colorado strip club has been charged with murder and assault.

_ AFFORDABLE HOUSING-FORT COLLINS _ Fort Collins has selected a developer to design and build about 60 affordable homes on property withdrawn from the city’s land bank program.

_ COLORADO WILDERNESS-CHAIN SAWS _ The U.S. Forest Service has authorized the use of chain saws to clear trees killed by bark beetles in two wilderness areas in southwestern Colorado.

_ FINANCIAL MARKETS-BOARD OF TRADE _ Wheat for May advanced 12.25 cents at 4.19 a bushel; May corn rose 5 cents at 3.4750 a bushel; May oats was off 3 cents at $2.9975 a bushel; while May soybeans fell 6 cents at $7.91 a bushel.





DENVER _ Things Nikola Jokic needs to improve on in the offseason: “Is there anything?” the Denver Nuggets big man joked. Hard to find many glitches in his game right now. By all measures, Jokic and the youthful Nuggets are ahead of schedule despite the sting of a Game 7 loss at home to Portland in the Western Conference semifinals. No one predicted the Nuggets being the two seed in the West this season. After all, they hadn’t even been to the playoffs since 2013. By Pat Graham. SENT: 800 words, photos.


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