BC-CO–Colorado News Coverage Advisory, CO

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Colorado. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to News Editor Jim Anderson at 303-825-0123 or janderson@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

Adds sports coverage plans.

UPCOMING TODAY:

POLL-SENATE RACE

DENVER — Democratic Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado may not cruise to re-election next year, according to a poll released Tuesday that suggested a clear undercurrent of dissatisfaction among Colorado voters. The Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday put Udall ahead of all GOP challengers. But only 41 percent said Udall deserves to be re-elected. By Kristen Wyatt. SENT: 340 words.

HEALTH OVERHAUL-CANCELLATIONS

GREELEY — Seeking to ease tension among nearly 250,000 Coloradans who received health insurance cancellation notices in the wake of the new federal health law, Colorado insurance regulators have started a series of town hall meetings to answer questions and talk up buying insurance through the state-run exchange. By Kristen Wyatt. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m. MT.

SKIING-HELMET CAM

The latest must-have for the slopes has nothing to do with speed or comfort. It’s a helmet cam so you can film your own trip down the mountain. Sales of the action cameras are up 50 percent, and one private resort in Vermont is even building an editing studio on the mountain to make it easier for skiers to prep the perfect clips for social media, grandma or their own records. UPCOMING: 950 words by noon, photos.

IN BRIEF: BABY KILLED, SMALL PLANE CRASH, MARIJUANA TRANSPORT-FINE, WEATHER WARNINGS, HIT-RUN ALERTS, AIRPORT INVESTIGATION, PROSECUTOR ARRESTED, AVALANCHE WARNING, WOLF-PROTEST, COURT MARTIAL, NEW TRIAL.

SPORTS:

WELKER’S IMPACT

ENGLEWOOD — Peyton Manning is on pace to throw for 54 touchdowns, which would break Tom Brady’s record of 50 set in 2007. The common denominator: Wes Welker, who already has tied his career high with nine TD catches in his first season in Denver after six seasons in New England. By Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING 750 words by 5 p.m. MT, photos.

PATRIOTS

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — It’s a game that’s been anticipated all season. The New England Patriots (7-3) prepare for Sunday night’s meeting with the Denver Broncos (9-1) in a matchup of teams with two of the top quarterbacks in NFL history. By Howard Ulman. UPCOMING: 750 words, by 4 p.m. MT, photos.

PAC-12-BOWL PICTURE

PHOENIX — The Pac-12 has been one of the country’s strongest conferences all season and already has eight bowl-eligible teams. The flip side is that the conference will need a lot of help to get a team in the national title game and will likely have just one team in a BCS bowl for the first time since 2009. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m. MT.

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