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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

December 17, 2018

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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OF COLORADO INTEREST:

JUDGE-FATAL CRASH

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ Jefferson County Probate Judge Alan King thanked God for his wife just moments after he was told she was killed in a hit-and-run crash as they walked along a street in Denver. King and his daughter Kendall King were both seriously injured in the Thanksgiving night wreck, but his wife of 32-years, Karen King, was killed. By Ivana Hrynkiw, AI.com. SENT: 600 words.

GOOGLE-NEW YORK

High tech’s center of gravity is shifting east. Google has announced plans for a new $1 billion office complex in New York City. And this year it opened new offices and data centers in cities including Detroit; Boulder, Colorado; and Los Angeles, as well as in such states as Tennessee and Alabama. By Mae Anderson. SENT: 589 words, photos.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

NEXT GENERATION GPS

DENVER _ After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile. But some of their most highly touted features will not be fully available until 2022 or later because of problems in a companion program to develop a new ground control system for the satellites. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 860 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

XGR--COLORADO DEMOCRATS-SENATE _ A Democratic Party vacancy committee has selected state Rep. Joann Ginal to serve out the term of Sen. John Kefalas, who was elected to the Larimer County commission. The Coloradoan reports the selection was made Sunday.

MEATPACKER-CONTRACT EXTENSION _ Hundreds of workers at a Greeley-based meat processing company have ratified a contract extension that will include annual pay raises and continued health coverage.

SPORTS:

FBN--BROKEN BRONCOS

ENGLEWOOD_ For the third straight year, Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller won’t have a playoff canvas to show off his skills. With the Broncos eliminated from the playoffs, their goal now to avoid back-to-back losing seasons for the first time in 46 years. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.

HKN--ISLANDERS-AVALANCHE

DENVER _ The New York Islanders start a four-game trip Monday night against Mikko Rantanen and the Colorado Avalanche. Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon are first and second in scoring this season. The third member of their line, captain Gabriel Landeskog, is also among the leaders. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time is 7 p.m.

BKN--NIBBLE NUGGETS

DENVER _ The Denver Nuggets are missing three starters and still boast the top team in the Western Conference. They have swagger, confidence and a big man nicknamed the Joker who’s blossoming into one of the elite players in the league. Nikola Jokic and his teammates don’t really care if anyone takes them seriously. But they don’t plan on going anywhere. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.

BKC--NORTHERN COLORADO-NEW MEXICO ST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. _ Northern Colorado plays New Mexico State at Pan American Center in college basketball action Monday night. Game starts at 7 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

NC STATE-ROPER _ North Carolina State has hired former Duke and Colorado offensive coordinator Kurt Roper as its quarterbacks coach. Coach Dave Doeren announced Roper’s hiring Monday.

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