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ASPEN— Pitkin County commissioners are considering upping the ante to encourage the builders of larger homes in the Aspen area to use renewable energy. SENT: 337 words.
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NEW MEXICO COMPOUND
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Five residents of a ramshackle desert compound in New Mexico are scheduled for arraignments and detention hearings after being indicted by a federal grand jury on firearms and conspiracy charges. Federal prosecutors say the group was preparing for violent attacks on government, military, educational and financial institutions at the time of their arrests last month. SENT: 400 words, photos. Will be updated after 1 p.m. court appearances.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio awarded another round of prizes totaling $2.4 million Wednesday in its global technology challenge seeking scientific breakthroughs to address the U.S. opioid crisis. The dozen winners from six states and Canada were judged the most promising of nearly 60 proposals submitted in the second phase of the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 633 words, photo.
MISSING MOON ROCKS
SALT LAKE CITY — A strange thing happened after Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew returned from the moon with lunar rocks: Many of the mementos given to every U.S. state vanished. Now, after years of sleuthing, a former NASA investigator is closing in on his goal of locating the whereabouts of all 50. In recent weeks, two of the rocks that disappeared after the 1969 mission were located in Louisiana and Utah, leaving only New York and Delaware with unaccounted-for souvenirs. By Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT: 724 words, photos.
DENVER OFFICER SHOT— Denver’s prosecutor says a police officer was justified in shooting a man suspected of robbing a convenience store at gunpoint and will not face charges.
COLORADO WILDFIRES— Firefighters are trying to stop a new wildfire in northern Colorado. The U.S. Forest Service says the Seaman Fire about 18 miles (29 kilometers) northwest of Fort Collins was discovered Tuesday afternoon and wind caused the fire to spread to between 100 to 200 acres (40 to 81 hectares) by Wednesday morning.
DENVER RATS— Denver officials say the increased sightings of rats at a city park are part of a growing number of rats citywide and statewide. The Denver Post reports city officials say while the rats aren’t usually seen during the day, telltale signs of burrowing and chewing have been significantly more common at Civic Center park in the last year.
DENVER — The Arizona Diamondbacks send lefty Patrick Corbin to the mound Wednesday night against the NL West-leading Colorado Rockies. He’s 6-1 with a 2.33 ERA against the division this season. The Rockies will throw righty Jon Gray (11-7, 4.69), who is 4-0 with a 3.17 ERA since being recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos from 6:40 p.m. game.
ENGLEWOOD— Case Keenum threw three interceptions in his Denver debut, and coach Vance Joseph is confident his new quarterback will clean things up. Only one other time in his 43 NFL starts has Keenum been intercepted that many times. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton.
With the national trend of falling attendance in college football, schools around the country are trying to do something about it. Here are a few ways programs are attempting to get fans back in stadiums: TEXAS By The Associated Press. SENT: 627 words, photos.
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