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AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

October 11, 2018

Colorado at 5:15 p.m.

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AP is moving election test reports for the November 6, (Colorado) general election:

Mondays from 1-3 p.m. EDT, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. MDT (two hours) and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11-3 p.m. EDT, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MDT (four hours).

Last election test is on Monday, Nov. 5 from 11-3 p.m. EST, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MST (four hours). No winners will be called during the last test.

These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. Additional information is available in the election testing advisory found in advisory queues: BC-CO_Colorado General Election Testing, Advisory.

TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-COLORADO

DENVER — Colorado Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis is banking on his wealth, entrepreneurial experience and anti-Donald Trump sentiment as he seeks to win over independents in his quest to succeed term-limited centrist Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper. Polis’ Republican opponent, state Treasurer Walker Stapleton, is appealing to Colorado’s large independent voting bloc, calling the liberal Polis “too extreme” for Colorado. He argues Colorado cannot afford Polis’ ideas for tackling underfunded schools and roads and renewable energy standards. By James Anderson. SENT: 750 words, photos.

DRY NEW MEXICO-RIO GRANDE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Environmentalists are challenging a court ruling over whether water from the Rio Grande is properly accounted for and being used in beneficial ways as it flows through New Mexico’s most populated region. They say the state’s top water manager needs to do more to reduce use in the Middle Rio Grande Valley, but irrigation officials say they’re already doing the best they can as years of drought have strained resources. By Susan Montoya Bryan. SENT: 510 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— CHARITY THEFT-SHERIFF — A former Denver Sheriff Department official has been charged with the theft of almost $50,000 from a charity.

— COLORADO SPRINGS-BURGLAR SHOT — Police in Colorado Springs say a homeowner shot and killed an apparent burglar over the weekend.

— FINANCIAL MARKETS-BOARD OF TRADE — Wheat for Dec. fell 2.50 cents at 5.08 a bushel; Dec. corn was up 6.50 cents at 3.6925 a bushel; Dec. oats rose 2.25 cents at $2.8650 bushel; while Nov. soybeans gained 6 cents at $8.5825 a bushel.

SPORTS:

RAMS-BRONCOS PREVIEW

DENVER — Wade Phillips returns to Denver this weekend and several Broncos can’t wait to hug it out with their former defensive coordinator. Phillips was the Broncos’ beloved bandmaster when they were riding firetrucks in a downtown parade and Von Miller was showing off the Super Bowl trophy 2½ years ago. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 920 words, photo.

With: RAMS-BRONCOS PREVIEW CAPSULE

SHIFFRIN’S STRESS

On particularly stressful occasions, Mikaela Shiffrin can feel the anxiety build moments before her run. Her throat tightens, and her eyes water. Her suit feels way too tight, and her stomach churns. As a teenager, the two-time defending overall World Cup champion never experienced this level of nervousness before a race. By Pat Graham. SENT: 990 words, photos.

USC-SECONDARY SHENAULT

LOS ANGELES — The calendar seems lined up in favor of Southern California’s pass defense. After the Trojans finally got their first interception of the season, they had an open date on the schedule to prepare for Colorado wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. on Saturday. He leads college football with 141.6 yards receiving per game. By Dan Greenspan. SENT: 580 words.

PAC-12 OFFICIATING

SAN FRANCISCO — The Pac-12 will make immediate changes to how video replay reviews are handled after Commissioner Larry Scott admitted procedural mistakes were made when a targeting foul was not called during last month’s Washington State-Southern California game. Scott responded Thursday to a report on the review by Yahoo Sports that cited an internal conference document . The document showed a replay official at the stadium believed he and officials working at the league’s review command center had been overruled by a Pac-12 executive on a targeting call against Washington State linebacker Logan Tago on Sept. 21 at USC. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 720 words, photo.

PAC-12 THIS WEEK

Some things to watch in Week 7 of the Pac-12 Conference football season. SENT: 400 words.

PAC-12-RECRUITING SCANDAL

SAN FRANCISCO — Stanford coach Jerod Haase believes that in due time college basketball will get past its recruiting corruption scandal and regain its credibility. Programs everywhere are paying close attention to the federal trial on college basketball corruption in Manhattan. By Janie McCauley. SENT: 760 words, photos.

WESTERN CONFERENCE PREVIEW

Golden State coach Steve Kerr is a happy man these days. He’s got a new contract. He’s got his son Nick, who was helping out in San Antonio, working in the Warriors’ video room now. He’s leading a team that has won three of the last four NBA championships and is the overwhelming favorite to win it again this season. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 1,120 words, photos.

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