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AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

July 12, 2018

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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DENVER — Sarah Hirshland is known as the tough negotiator who helped the U.S. Golf Association broker media and sponsorship deals, including its 12-year TV contract with Fox. Her next job, as CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, will be a more delicate task — repairing a frayed relationship with athletes and a community that has grown wary of the governing body after a slew of sex-abuse cases they feel were not handled appropriately. By National Writer Eddie Pells. SENT: 480 words, news and sports lines. AP Photo.

IN BRIEF:

—COLORADO WILDFIRES — People evacuated by two Colorado wildfires are now being allowed back home.

—COLORADO WILDFIRES-TRAIN — A scenic railroad that runs through the southwestern Colorado mountains is planning to resume coal-fired steam engine service after shutting down last month because of fire restrictions.

—DENVER POLICE SUSPENSIONS— Two Denver police officers face 10-day, unpaid suspensions in separate disciplinary cases.

—ERIE-DRILLING MORATORIUM — Erie approved a halt on any new drilling plans for the remainder of the year, suggesting the Colorado town’s leadership will likely look to overhaul its oil and gas regulations in the near future.

—BOOKS-ROMANCE COMPILATION — A long-awaited novel from Judith McNaught and new works from Jane Feather and Denise Hunter will be among more than a dozen books excerpted in a free online compilation of romance fiction.

SPORTS:

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DENVER — The Diamondbacks send left-hander Robbie Ray (3-1, 5.23 ERA) to the mound as they continue their series against the Rockies, who counter with lefty Kyle Freeland (8-6, 3.18 ERA) on Thursday afternoon. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 1:10 p.m.

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