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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

March 30, 2019

Colorado at 3:15 p.m.

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COLORADO KILLING-CELLPHONE VIDEO

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. _ A Colorado man was in custody after the killing of his neighbor was recorded on the victim’s cellphone, police said. James W. Hanlon, 53, turned himself in Friday night to police in the Denver area. SENT: 240 words. AP Photo.

CAMPAIGN 2020-SENATE

WASHINGTON _ Teresa Tomlinson is a former mayor of a mid-sized city with no national profile. Yet she hopes she’ll be national Democrats’ top recruit to run for the Senate from Georgia next year — if one of the party’s rising stars, Stacey Abrams, takes a pass. Trump carried 20 of the 22 states where GOP seats are at stake next year and narrowly lost the other two. Those included Democratic-leaning Colorado, where Sen. Cory Gardner seems to be the most endangered Republican incumbent. By Alan Fram. SENT: 1,100 words. AP Photos.

OIL COMPANIES SUED

NEW ORLEANS _ The City of New Orleans is suing several oil and gas companies, including two in Colorado, over coastal erosion. Mayor Latoya Cantrell on Friday announced the lawsuit, which alleges that pipeline work has caused massive damage to Louisiana’s wetlands and “threatened the safety of our people.” SENT: 660 words.

MUSIC-THE ROLLING STONES

NEW YORK _ The Rolling Stones are postponing their latest tour so Mick Jagger can receive medical treatment. The band announced Saturday that Jagger was told by doctors “he cannot go on tour at this time.” The band added that Jagger “is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible.” By Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 180 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

COLORADO GOP _ U.S. Rep. Ken Buck has been elected chairman of the Colorado Republican Party for the next two years. The Denver Post reports that Buck was selected among four candidates on the fourth ballot Saturday by the state GOP’s central committee.

RESERVOIR DEATH _ The death of a 65-year-old man whose body was found at the base of a cliff near a northern Colorado reservoir has been ruled an accident. The Larimer County Coroner’s Office says Dr. Daniel Jinich died of blunt force head injuries from a fall of about 75 feet off a cliff.

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EXCHANGE-SKI SEASON-WILDLIFE

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. _ If Breckenridge’s open space has a crown jewel, it’s Cucumber Gulch, the most ecologically diverse property in town. The 117-acre, town-owned wildlife preserve houses over 70 acres of rare wetlands so treasured, yet sensitive, that the area is off-limits every year from the end of April until the first Monday after the Fourth of July when town officials feel the busiest crowds tend to die down. By Eli Pace, Summit Daily News. SENT: 1,500 words.

EXCHANGE-ROSIE THE RIVETER-DURANGO

DURANGO, Colo. _ Meet Durango’s own Rosie the Riveter, Anne Isgar. Isgar turned 99 years old this month, but the longtime Durango resident still has a keen memory of her time supporting the war effort during World War II. By Jonathan Romeo, The Durango Herald. SENT: 545 words.

SPORTS:

BBN-ROCKIES-MARLINS

MIAMI _ Tyler Anderson (7-9, 4.55 in 2018) takes the mound for Colorado against Miami’s Pablo Lopez in baseball action Saturday. Game starts 4:10 p.m.

SOC--HOUSTON-RAPIDS

DENVER _ The Houston Dynamo plays at the Colorado Rapids. Game starts 7 p.m.

WORLD PRO SKI TOUR _ The final event of the World Pro Ski Tour season is being held at Maine’s Sunday River. Skiers from Maine to California have participated in three previous events in Colorado and New Hampshire before the finale on Saturday in Maine.

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