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BC-CO--Colorado News Coverage Advisory, CO

May 7, 2019

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Colorado. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to 303-825-0123 or apdenver@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.


DENVER _ Voters on Tuesday could make Denver the first U.S. city to decriminalize psilocybin — the psychoactive substance in “magic mushrooms” — and add a new chapter to the city’s role in shaping wider drug policy. A citizen initiative on the ballot has followed the same tack taken by marijuana activists to decriminalize pot possession in 2005 in the city. The move was followed by statewide legalization in 2012. A number of other states followed and broadly allow marijuana use and sales by adults. By Kathleen Foody. SENT: 550 words. Will be updated. AP Photos.


INTERSTATE 70-ROCKSLIDE _ A portion of Interstate 70 in western Colorado remains closed as crews try to prevent another rockslide. A slide on I-70 in De Beque Canyon on Sunday disabled two cars and injured two people. Their injuries were described as minor to moderate.

COLORADO DROUGHT _ The drought that gripped Colorado for much of 2018 is almost officially over thanks to a snowy winter. Last Thursday’s official update from the United States Drought Monitor, only a tiny sliver of the southwest corner of Colorado along the New Mexico border remains in a drought.

TEEN DEATH-CANAL _ The bodies of a teen missing since Sunday and his dog have been found in a canal in western Colorado. Seventeen-year-old Connor Imus was reported missing after he failed to turn up at work on Sunday.



DENVER _ The Denver Nuggets host the Portland Trail Blazers in game 5 of their playoff series Tuesday night. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:30 p.m.


SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog’s overtime goal forced a Game 7 against San Jose and the Sharks are hoping to get their captain back. Joe Pavelski has been sidelined all series with a head injury suffered in Game 7 of the first round. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m.


DENVER _ It could be a wet three-game series between Colorado and San Francisco as rain moves into the area. The Giants will throw lefty Madison Bumgarner in Game 1 on Tuesday night, while the Rockies counter with righty Antonio Senzatela. By Dennis Georgatos. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 6:40 p.m.



ERIE, Colorado _ Barn Hunts let dogs test their instincts. By Karen Schwartz. UPCOMING: 800 words. Lifestyles wire. Photos.