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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

May 5, 2019

Colorado at 3:30 p.m.

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IN BRIEF:

ELECTION 2020-CAMPAIGN RDP-THE LATEST _ The latest Democrat pursuing the presidential nomination, Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, is trying to distinguish himself as someone “who’s going to level with the American people about why our system doesn’t seem to work for them.”

ROAD REPAIRS-FLOODING _ The federal government hasn’t funded $20 million in work to fix roads damaged by flooding in a northern Colorado county nearly six years ago.

OF COLORADO INTEREST:

DINOSAUR TRACKS-DRONES

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ New Mexico college students are using drones to help map the location of dinosaur tracks at a state park, the latest project to use drone technology to gather data from historical sites in the American West. New Mexico State Parks recently announced it is teaming up with Central New Mexico Community College students and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science to map out the footprints at Clayton Lake State Park, the Albuquerque Journal reports. SENT: 405 words.

OCEAN CASINO RESORT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. _ A perennially challenged Atlantic City casino will finally turn a profit this month and chart the way forward under the ownership of a New York hedge fund. The Ocean Casino Resort, which until a few weeks ago was known as the Ocean Resort Casino , has greatly reduced its debt and will return to profitability in May, according to Eric Matejevich, the interim CEO managing the oceanfront property while an ownership transfer takes place. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 942 words, photos.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

LANDLORD-MUSLIM DISCRIMINATION

DENVER _ A Denver landlord who was recorded telling her tenant to find an “American person ... good like you and me” to sublease her property instead of a Muslim father and son seeking to open their second restaurant must pay the men $675,000 under a settlement. The three men sued last year, generating local news coverage and online pleas to boycott the woman’s business, which mirrored the response to racist comments captured on tape or video across the U.S. in recent months. Public attention soon faded, and attorneys said they were headed for trial until the night before jury selection was set to begin in Denver. By Kathleen Foody. SENT: 880 words, photos and video.

ELECTION 2020-SENATE-SOCIALISM

ALAMOSA _ In this scruffy, high-desert town encircled by prairies and potato farms, Sen. Cory Gardner drew shouts of approval last week for his message that Democrats are shoving the country toward socialism. “That’s not what government is or what it should be,” he told about 200 Alamosa County Republicans at a barbecue fundraiser in a National Guard armory. “We have to stand up and fight. Are you going to join me in this fight?” By Alan Fram. SENT: 1,038 words, photos

SPORTS:

BBN--DIAMONDBACKS-ROCKIES

DENVER _ Zack Greinke will throw Sunday as the Arizona Diamondbacks wrap up a three-game series with Colorado. The Rockies will send German Márquez to the mound. By Michael Kelly. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos from 1:10 p.m. game.

HKN--FACEOFF

COLUMBUS, Ohio _ After Boston beat Columbus to take a 3-2 lead in their best-of-seven series on Saturday night, Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella vowed that his team would win Monday at home and be back in Boston for Game 7. Meanwhile, the San Jose Sharks are one win away from advancing in their series with Colorado. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 650 words, photos.

BKN--NUGGETS-TRAIL BLAZERS

PORTLAND, After a grueling quadruple-overtime victory less than 48 hours before, the Portland Trail Blazers face the Denver Nuggets for Game 4 of their Western Conference semifinal series. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 700 word and photos from 3 p.m. game.

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