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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

December 22, 2018

Colorado at 4:15 p.m.

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SHUTDOWN IMPACT-COLORADO

ESTES PARK — Visitor centers at Rocky Mountain National Park were locked Saturday and roads were closed or unplowed because of the federal government shutdown. The park’s gates were open, but staffing was cut back and roads were not being cleared of new snow. By David Zalubowski. SENT: 305 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

COLORADO GOVERNOR-APPOINTMENTS _ Gov.-elect Jared Polis has named 12 people to executive positions in his new administration.

COLORADO GOVERNOR-PARDON _ Colorado Gov. John John Hickenlooper has pardoned a man convicted of murder and shortened the sentences of six others.

POLICE SHOOTING-COLORADO _ A man who was shot and killed by officers during a stolen vehicle pursuit in western Colorado has been identified as 58-year-old Daniel Pierce.

SPORTS:

NUGGETS-CLIPPERS

LOS ANGELES _ The Denver Nuggets visit the Los Angeles Clippers. Game started at 3 p.m. MST. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

AVALANCHE-COYOTES

GLENDALE, Ariz. _ The struggling Arizona Coyotes hope to find a way to score some goals against the Colorado Avalanche. Game starts at 5 p.m. MST. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

COLORADO ST-LONG BEACH

LONG BEACH, Calif. _ Colorado State Plays Long Beach State at Walyer Pyramid. Game started at 3 p.m. MST.

AIR FORCE-MICHIGAN

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Iggy Brazdeikis scored 19 points and Charles Matthews added 17 to lead No. 4 Michigan to a 71-50 victory over Air Force on Saturday. By Noah Trister. SENT: 345 words, photos.

INDIANA ST-COLORADO

HONOLULU— Jordan Barnes made five 3-pointers and scored 19 points and Indiana State held on to beat Colorado 72-67 on Saturday in the opener of the Diamond Head Classic. SENT: 245 words, photos.

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