AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO
Aug. 19, 2018
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COLORADO FAMILY KILLED
FREDERICK — Authorities on Monday are expected to charge a Colorado man with killing his pregnant wife and their two young daughters.
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WYOMING WIND FARM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A proposed wind energy project in southern Wyoming could provide power to more than 70,000 homes in several communities in northern Colorado. The Roundhouse Renewable Energy Project, which would be operated by Utah-based Enyo Renewable Energy, would use 75 turbines to generate 150 megawatts of energy annually for homes in Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont and Estes Park, the Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Sunday. SENT: 350 words.
SCIENCE SAYS-WILDFIRE FUEL
As temperatures rise in the U.S. West, so do the flames. The years with the most acres burned by wildfires have some of the hottest temperatures, an Associated Press analysis of fire and weather data found. As human-caused climate change has warmed the world over the past 35 years, the land consumed by flames has more than doubled. Experts say the way global warming worsens wildfires comes down to the basic dynamics of fire. Fires need ignition, oxygen and fuel. And what's really changed is fuel — the trees, brush and other plants that go up in flames. By Seth Borenstein. SENT: 930 words, photos.
— SPACEPORT COLORADO — Federal regulators have granted Spaceport Colorado its operator license, making it the 11th facility in the country that could one day accommodate next-generation space vehicles.
— FATAL HIT-AND-RUN — Police are looking for a driver who hit and killed a pedestrian in southwest Denver.
— INMATE DEATH — An investigation is underway after an inmate died at the Arapahoe County jail southeast of Denver.
ATLANTA — German Marquez and DJ LeMahieu added to their impressive road success, leading Colorado to a 4-2 victory over the Braves on Sunday for the Rockies' first four-game sweep in Atlanta. LeMahieu gave Colorado the lead with his third-inning homer to left field, his second in two days. He has hit nine of his 11 homers on the road, including the shot that gave Colorado the 10th-inning lead in Saturday night's 5-3 win. By Charles Odum. SENT: 580 words, photos.
AIR FORCE PREVIEW
AIR FORCE ACADEMY — This much senior quarterback Arion Worthman knows: He's leaner, faster and ready to lead Air Force's triple-option offense. And this much Worthman doesn't really know: his muddy backfield situation. The Falcons have a plethora of tailbacks and fullbacks vying for playing time behind Worthman as the Falcons try to rebound from a 5-7 campaign. By Pat Graham. SENT: 800 words, photos.
DENVER — Chicago quarterback Mitch Trubisky and Denver QB Case Keenum feel better about their respective offenses after starting out faster and finally moving the chains Saturday night. "Scoring points always feels better," said Keenum, who led two scoring drives in three possessions one week after his dud of a Denver debut. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 960 words, photos.
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