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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

January 22, 2019

Colorado at 1:05 p.m.

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ROCKIES SNOW

DENVER _ Blowing snow shut down highways on Colorado’s Eastern Plains on Tuesday, stranding truckers and travelers at the edge of the Denver area. UPCOMING: 330 words, photos by 1:30 p.m.

With: KANSAS WEATHER

MASS SHOOTING THREAT-ARREST

SALT LAKE CITY _ A man is under arrest in Utah after police say he posted on Facebook about “killing as many girls as I see” the same weekend that Women’s Marches were held around the U.S. Christopher W. Cleary, 27, wrote he wanted to be “the next mass shooter,” because he had never had a girlfriend and he was still a virgin, according to jail documents filed by police in the city of Provo. SENT: 260 words. AP Photos.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

WASHINGTON _ Senate Republicans pressed ahead Tuesday with a plan to reopen the government and finance President Donald Trump’s long-stalled wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. But proposed asylum curbs would be “even more inhumane and un-American than Trump’s disastrous zero-tolerance policy” of prosecuting all migrants entering the U.S. without authorization, said Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo. By Andrew Taylor, Jill Colvin And Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 990 words, national lines. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

COLORADO-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE _ A judge has accepted a proposed misdemeanor plea deal in the domestic violence case involving a 47-year-old former University of Colorado assistant football coach. Moved news and sports lines.

DENVER-HOMICIDES _ Data show 2018 was the deadliest year in Denver’s recent history. The Denver Post reports figures compiled by Denver police, the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner and The Denver Post show 67 people died by homicide in Denver last year, the highest number recorded for the city since 2004.

SKI RESORT-SNOWMAKING EXPANSION _ A judge halted a Colorado ski resort’s plans to make snow from water it bought from a rancher. Powderhorn Mountain Resort, near the edge of the Grand Mesa, had tried to expand its operations using water rights it purchased in 2016.

SPORTS:

BBN--NUGGETS-THE GUMSLINGER

DENVER _ Struggling with his jumper, Denver Nuggets point guard Monte Morris was gum-ho for a change. So over the offseason he wedged a wrapper from a stick of gum in between his thumb and fingers on his guide hand to keep it closer together. The spearmint experiment worked. He’s shooting 42 percent from 3-point range for the surging Nuggets. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 4 p.m.

MLS-RAPIDS-HOWARD

Colorado Rapids and former U.S. national team goalkeeper Tim Howard says this season will be his last in Major League Soccer. Howard made the announcement on social media Tuesday, a day after the Rapids players reported to training camp. By Anne M. Peterson.

BKC--BOISE STATE-AIR FORCE

AIR FORCE ACADEMY _ Air Force hosts Boise State in Mountain West Conference play on Tuesday night. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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