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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

April 14, 2019

Colorado at 3 p.m.

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IN BRIEF:

HANGING LAKE MANAGEMENT _ More than 6,000 people have reserved permits to visit the popular Hanging Lake area in northwestern Colorado this year.

XGR-CENSUS-COLORADO _ Colorado’s House has endorsed spending $12 million to stimulate participation in the 2020 U.S. Census, which will mostly be conducted online.

BODY BURNED CAR _ Police in suburban Denver are investigating a body found inside a burned car.

COLORADO BUDGET-BALLOT QUESTION _ Colorado’s House has tentatively approved a bill to ask voters if the state can keep excess tax revenue — and another to spend that money on roads and schools.

SPORTS:

HKN--FACEOFF

The defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals had to work overtime to take a 2-0 lead on Carolina, the Central Division winning Predators needed OT to tie their series with Dallas, Colorado got a big OT winner from Nathan MacKinnon to even things up with Calgary and the Bruins are going punch for punch with the Maple Leafs. One thing is clear: as they shift locales for Game 3, none of these first-round series are going to be easy. By Stephen Whyno. UPCOMING: 750 words, file photos by 6 p.m. EDT.

HKN--AVALANCHE-FLAMES

CALGARY, Alberta _ Nathan MacKinnon came through in the clutch for the Colorado Avalanche — and again showed why he’s one of the NHL’s best players. SENT: 1010 words, photos.

HKN--AVALANCHE-MAKAR

DENVER _ The Colorado Avalanche have signed defenseman Cale Makar to a three-year deal a day after his Massachusetts squad lost in the Frozen Four championship game. Makar, who’s from Calgary, could make his NHL debut in Game 3 of a playoff series against the Flames. The series is tied at a game apiece. By Pat Graham. SENT: 200 words. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 7 p.m. ET.

BKN--SPURS-NUGGETS

DENVER _ Nikola Jokic overcame suffocating double teams to become the fourth player in NBA history to record a triple-double in his playoff debut and the first since LeBron James in 2006. What did it mean to him? “To be honest, nothing,” Jokic said. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 859 words, photos.

BBN--ROCKIES-GIANTS

SAN FRANCISCO _ Colorado plays San Francisco at Oracle Park. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. game starts at 1:05 p.m. PDT

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