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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Operators of a ski area that has struggled amid warmer and drier winters in New Mexico are moving closer toward developing a roller coaster that they envision could become a year-round attraction in the mountains overlooking Albuquerque. The Sandia Mountain roller coaster still requires approval from the U.S. Forest Service. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.


SAN FRANCISCO — Yosemite National Park's breathtaking vistas and natural majesty are shrouded in so much smoke from nearby wildfires that the air quality in some spots currently rivals Beijing. The unhealthy haze led officials to shut hundreds of campsites, hotels and some of Yosemite's most scenic spots at the height of the summer season, dealing a financial blow to the park and causing summer holiday upheaval for thousands of visitors. By Joceln Gecker. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.


— SUNZI TRANSMISSION PROJECT: Backers of a $2 billion high-voltage power line project say they'll continue to try to win regulatory approval of a proposed route through seven New Mexico counties despite a hearing officer's adverse recommendation.

— HISTORIC STATION: An Arizona entrepreneur wants to revitalize a historic northern New Mexico saloon at Amtrak's station outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

— GRADY WIND FARM: Construction has begun on a wind farm in eastern New Mexico.

— AIR GUARD-WING COMMANDER: The New Mexico Air National Guard's 150th Special Operations Wing has its first female commander, a colonel who has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a combat rescue helicopter pilot.



ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — While John Elway's much-ballyhooed 2018 draft class is getting all the attention, undrafted rookie running back Phillip Lindsay is both turning heads and making people scratch their heads over why the undersized running back was overlooked in the NFL draft. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING: 600 words.


MILWAUKEE — Rookie Freddy Peralta (4-2) takes the hill when the Milwaukee Brewers host the Colorado Rockies and left-handed starter Tyler Anderson (6-3). Upcoming: 650 words, photos. Game starts 6:10 p.m. CDT.


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