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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2014 file photo, the Beartooth Mountains glow in the morning light just after dawn southeast of Billings, Mont.   Democrats have sought to make public land protections a central issue in Montana and Colorado U.S. Senate races despite a GOP legislative win on the issue.(AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

Dems keep focus on public lands despite GOP legislative win

Oct. 31, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Democrats seeking to pick up U.S. Senate seats in Montana and Colorado are falling back on a party playbook now familiar for the U.S. West: Paint their opponents as a threat to the public lands the two sprawling Rocky Mountain states are known for. The Republican incumbents appeared...

Injuries, COVID-19 have Chargers offensive line scrambling

Oct. 30, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have been shorthanded for most of the season but they are really scrambling going into Sunday's game at Denver. The Chargers are likely to be down to their third string players at right guard and right tackle because of injuries and because two linemen...

FILE—Colorado quarterbacks Sam Noyer, front, and Steven Montez in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Boulder, Colo. Noyer, who left the university, has returned to Colorado and may be the team's first-string quarterback because of a call from the new coaching staff. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

QB-turned-safety-turned-QB Noyer named Colorado's starter

Oct. 30, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

Converted safety Sam Noyer was named Colorado’s starting quarterback Friday, edging out junior Tyler Lytle. Coach Karl Dorrell, who helped talk Noyer into returning to Boulder and competing for the QB job after he’d entered the graduate transfer portal last December, said it was a “very,...

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert pitches the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Herbert, Lock like throwing deep but only one is successful

Oct. 30, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A throwback to the “Air Coryell” days could be coming Sunday when the Los Angeles Chargers visit the Denver Broncos. Drew Lock and Justin Herbert both love throwing deep. It’s worked out well for the Chargers (2-4) and their rising rookie quarterback but not so much for...

NFL: Chargers-Broncos game still on despite COVID-19 cases

Oct. 30, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The NFL said Friday that the Los Angeles Chargers' game at Denver this weekend isn't in jeopardy after players on both teams tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “No, it is not. There’s no change to the status of the game,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy...

This Nov. 7, 2017, photo released by the National Park Service shows a wolf in the road near Artist Paintpots in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Wolves have repopulated the mountains and forests of the American West with remarkable speed since their reintroduction 25 years ago, expanding to more than 300 packs in six states. (Jacob W. Frank/National Park Service via AP)

Wolves rebound, lose protections. Now future up to voters

Oct. 30, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The saucer-sized footprints in the mud around the bloody, disemboweled bison carcass were unmistakable: wolves. A pack of 35 named after a nearby snow-dusted promontory, Junction Butte, now were snoozing on a hillside above the carcass. Tourists dressed against the...

This Nov. 7, 2017, photo released by the National Park Service shows a wolf in the road near Artist Paintpots in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Wolves have repopulated the mountains and forests of the American West with remarkable speed since their reintroduction 25 years ago, expanding to more than 300 packs in six states. (Jacob W. Frank/National Park Service via AP)

Wolves rebound, lose protections. Now future up to voters

Oct. 30, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The saucer-sized footprints in the mud around the bloody, disemboweled bison carcass were unmistakable: wolves. A pack of 35 named after a nearby snow-dusted promontory, Junction Butte, now were snoozing on a hillside above the carcass. Tourists dressed against the...

Rivers' 164 total yards, 3 TDs lead Fresno St by Colorado St

Oct. 30, 2020 1:37 AM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Jake Haener set career highs with 311 yards passing and three touchdowns, Ronnie Rivers tied his career best with three scores, and Fresno State scored 31 unanswered points in a 38-17 victory over Colorado State on Thursday night. Rivers carried it 23 times for 95 yards and two...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2011 file photo, Alan Simpson, speaks in Washington, D.C. The family of the former Wyoming senator said he is in stable condition after suffering a stroke. The 89-year-old had a blood clot removed from an artery, which his son Colin Simpson said most likely caused the stroke on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. Colin Simpson said Wednesday, Oct. 28 his father is coherent with good vital signs and was being evaluated for future risks at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo., where he was hospitalized. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Former Wyoming US Sen. Alan Simpson recovering after stroke

Oct. 29, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Former Wyoming U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson is recovering at a Denver-area hospital after suffering a minor stroke earlier this week, his family said. Simpson, 89, was in good spirits with good vital signs at Swedish Medical Center in the Denver suburb of Englewood, his son, Colin Simpson, told...

Denver Broncos outside linebackers Malik Reed, left, and Bradley Chubb take part in drills during an NFL football practice Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at the team's headquarters in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Reed & React: Broncos OLB steps in again, makes most of shot

Oct. 29, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Malik Reed isn’t trying to be Von Miller. He’s simply filling in for the injured pass rusher. Not a bad impression, though. Same sort of thing as last year, too, when the Denver Broncos outside linebacker took over for a sidelined Bradley Chubb. Lately, Reed's been...