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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

November 13, 2018

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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OF COLORADO INTEREST:

ELECTION 2018

NEW YORK — No, it wasn’t a blue wave. But a week after the voting, Democrats are riding higher than they thought on election night. As vote counting presses on in several states, the Democrats have steadily chalked up victories across the country, firming up their grip on the U.S. House and statehouses. The slow roll of wins has given the party plenty to celebrate. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 1,029 words, photos.

HOLIDAYS-ECO-FRIENDLY WRAPPING

For many of us, wrapping gifts is even more fun than giving them. But each year, we throw away miles and miles of wrapping paper, much of which can’t be recycled because of inks, coatings or other additives. If you want to make a gift to the environment at the same time you’re giving to others, choose any of a variety of smart, stylish and eco-friendly ways to gift-wrap this year. By Kim Cook. SENT: 533 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

AIR SERVICE-SKI AREAS— As ski season begins in Colorado, skiers headed for Vail or Beaver Creek will find expanded air service from several cities to Eagle County Regional Airport. The Vail Daily reports that both American and United airlines now offer winter flights from Los Angeles. In addition, United has expanded its service from Washington, D.C.

SUSPICIOUS DEVICE-TOWN EVACUATED— Residents of a Colorado town were allowed to return home just hours after a suspicious package triggered an evacuation. Gilcrest, which has a population of about 1,100, was evacuated Monday night after a suspicious device was found at Valley High School.

FORT CARSON-AFGHANISTAN — Another 300 soldiers are back in Fort Carson after completing their deployment to Afghanistan. The members of the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, returned home early Tuesday. A group of about the same size returned home last week.

CHURCH ABUSE-COLORADO — A Catholic priest from Denver accused of sexually abusing an adult seminary student was temporarily placed in a parish after officials learned of the allegations over a decade ago but later removed. The Philadelphia Inquirer first reported on the case Monday after former seminarian Stephen Szutenbach went public partly because he is upset Rev. Kent Drotar wasn’t officially defrocked.

SPORTS:

BKN--ROCKETS-NUGGETS

DENVER — The Denver Nuggets try to end a three-game skid Tuesday night when they host a Houston Rockets team dealing with turmoil surrounding Carmelo Anthony. By Dennis Georgatos. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos from 9 p.m. game.

BKC--DRAKE-COLORADO

BOULDER — Colorado opens the season Tuesday night against Drake. The Buffaloes are 8-0 in home openers under coach Tad Boyle. The Bulldogs routed Buena Vista in their opener on Nov. 8. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos from 6 p.m. game.

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