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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

November 20, 2018

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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ELECTION 2020-IOWA

DES MOINES, Iowa — Andrew Turner was driving Iowa’s Democratic candidate for state auditor back to Des Moines last month when a potential presidential contender called to make an introduction. It was one of many such overtures the 23-year-old has fielded. “I’m hearing from them,” said Turner, who managed Rob Sand’s winning campaign for auditor. “They’ve been pretty respectful, congratulating me, but saying we’d love to talk to you more.” By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 720 words, photo.

BANK ROBBERY-ARREST

PHOENIX — More than 10 years after being sent to prison for committing bank robberies in four states, federal authorities say an 82-year-old man fled a California halfway house and returned to his old ways in Arizona. He was convicted of 11 bank robberies in California, Colorado, Utah and Arizona between 2005 and 2007. By Terry Tang. SENT: 326 words.

IN BRIEF:

TRAIN HITS CAR-THE LATEST — The Latest on a car-truck collision in northern Colorado (all times local): 11:45 a.m.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN VIBES — The minor league baseball team that moved from Helena, Montana to Colorado Springs has a new name — the Rocky Mountain Vibes. Team officials announced the mascot would be a s’more with his hair on fire named Toasty Vibes.

SENIOR COMMUNITY-EXPLOSION — Workers drilling underground pathways struck buried natural gas lines at a senior living community in east suburban Denver shortly before a fatal explosion that burned several homes.

SHOOTING DEATH-DRUGS — A Kansas City man has been charged with killing a man who had recently made a trip to Colorado, apparently to get marijuana.

COLORADO SKIING — More Colorado ski resorts are opening in time for the holiday weekend thanks to early snow and good snowmaking conditions.

SPORTS:

BKC--COLORADO-SAN DIEGO

SAN DIEGO — Colorado tries to avoid losing for a second straight year to San Diego, which is playing four Pac-12 teams this year under new coach Sam Scholl. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words from 8 p.m. game.

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