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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

January 17, 2019

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-WILDFIRES

PORTLAND, Ore. _ Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year’s fire season and fear the government shutdown could make it even more difficult than one of the worst in history. The winter months are critical for wildfire managers who use the break from the flames to prepare for the next onslaught, but much of that effort has ground to a halt on U.S. land because employees are furloughed. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 830 words. AP Photos.

ALSO OF COLORADO INTEREST:

IRAN-US-JOURNALIST DETAINED

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates _ Iran kept up its criticism Thursday of the FBI’s apparent arrest of an American anchorwoman from Iran’s state-run English-language TV channel, with its foreign minister saying “she’s done nothing but journalism.” The hard-line Vatan-e Emrooz paper criticized the detention of Press TV’s Marzieh Hashemi as “Saudi-style behavior with a critical journalist.” By Jon Gambrell. SENT: 390 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

COLORADO GOVERNOR-ELECTRIC VEHICLES _ Colorado’s new governor is taking several steps to promote the use of electric and zero-emission vehicles. Gov. Jared Polis said Thursday the steps are part of his efforts to combat climate change.

HEMP SHIPMENT SEIZURE _ The president of a medical-grade hemp company in Colorado is working with authorities in Oklahoma to get back a shipment of about 18,000 pounds of hemp that was seized by police.

POLICE SHOOTING-COLORADO _ Police say an officer wounded the driver of a car after a chase in northern Colorado in the 10th police-involved shooting in the state this month. The latest shooting happened Wednesday night in Evans.

CELL TOWER-FATAL FALL _ The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a Colorado technician who fell from a cell tower in southwestern South Dakota.

SPORTS:

BKN--BULLS-NUGGETS

DENVER _ The Chicago Bulls have lost eight straight heading into their game against Denver on Thursday night. What’s more, the Bulls haven’t won in the Mile High City since Feb. 8, 2006. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 7 p.m.

YANKEES-OTTAVINO _ A person familiar with the negotiations says reliever Adam Ottavino and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $27 million, three-year contract. AP Photos.

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