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BC-UT--Utah News Coverage Advisory, UT

February 1, 2019

Good morning. Here’s an updated look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Utah.

Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Salt Lake City bureau at 801-322-3405 or apsaltlake@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. All times are Mountain.

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

TOP STORIES:

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-NATIONAL PARKS

SALT LAKE CITY _ National parks across the United States are scrambling to clean up and repair damage caused by visitors and storms during the government shutdown while bracing for another possible closure ahead of the usually busy President’s Day weekend. By Brady McCombs and Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 880 words.

COLORADO RIVER-DROUGHT PLAN

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. _ U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman speaks to reporters Friday about a multi-state plan to address shrinking water levels in the Colorado River. With the Arizona Legislature giving its approval late Thursday, all seven Western states that rely on the river for water now have agreed to a plan to keep key reservoirs from plummeting. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update, then longer version. Developing from 9 a.m. MST conference call.

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL-TO THE STARS

PARK CITY, Utah — It’s the first Friday night of the Sundance Film Festival and the Deer Valley condominium housing the five 20-something actresses of the black-and-white period drama “To the Stars” is bustling with activity. Kara Hayward, Liana Liberato, Madisen Beaty, Lauren Ashley Stephenson and Sophi Bairley are about to see the film they worked on this past summer for the first time at its world premiere and their excitement — and anxieties — are palpable. By Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 690 words, photos.

SPORTS

SALT LAKE CITY _ The Atlanta Hawks visit the Utah Jazz.

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