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NUCLEAR WEAPONS PLANT-WILDLIFE REFUGE

DENVER — Cyclists and hikers explored a newly opened wildlife refuge at the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado on Saturday, while a protester in a gas mask brought signs warning about the dangers of plutonium. With no fanfare, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service opened the gates of Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge on the perimeter of a government factory that made plutonium triggers for nuclear bombs for nearly four decades. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 720 words, photos.

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OLYMPIAN SWIMMER-DEPRESSION

DENVER — Missy Franklin was the golden girl of the 2012 London Olympics. Night after night, she stood in the spotlight, her broad swimmer's shoulders draped in medals and her impossibly bright smile dazzling fans and sponsors. Four years later there was crushing disappointment. Franklin lost every one of her individual races in Rio de Janeiro. She's spent much of the time since then battling depression. By Michelle P. Fulcher, Colorado Public Radio. SENT: 605 words.

IN BRIEF:

COLORADO POT SEIZURES — A regional task force reports that officials eradicated a record number of marijuana plants being grown on Colorado public land in 2017.

CONVICTION OVERTURNED — Colorado's Court of Appeals has overturned a New Mexico man's murder conviction because it says the judge expressed bias.

SPORTS:

BBN-ROCKIES-GIANTS

SAN FRANCISCO — Left-hander Madison Bumgarner, who hasn't allowed a run in his past 14 innings at home dating to Aug. 7, takes the mound for the Giants in the middle game of their series with the division-leading Colorado Rockies. By Gideon Rubin. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 7:05 p.m. MT.

FBC-NEW HAMPSHIRE-COLORADO

BOULDER — The Colorado Buffaloes try to move 3-0 when they host New Hampshire on Saturday at Folsom Field. These two program have never played on the field, but have a healthy rivalry on the slopes as ski rivals. By Michael Kelly. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Started at 3 p.m. MT.

FBC-COLORADO STATE-FLORIDA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida tries to avoid the program's first 1-2 start since 1992 when it hosts Colorado State in the "Buyout Bowl." The Gators are paying the Rams a whopping $2 million for the game, part of ex-coach Jim McElwain's buyout in 2014. By Mark Long. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Started at 2 p.m. MT.

ATLANTA UNITED-RAPIDS — Miguel Almiron scored twice in the first 18 minutes and assisted on another goal to help Atlanta United beat the Colorado Rapids 3-0.

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