BC-CO–Colorado News Coverage Advisory,2nd Ld-Writethru, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



BILLINGS — Black-footed ferrets nearly went extinct last century, but federal officials say they could be recovered enough to be taken off the endangered species list within the next decade under a new plan to prop up the prairie mammal’s struggling population. The key, biologists say, is making sure there enough prairie dogs for the carnivorous members of the weasel family to eat. UPCOMING: 130 words, followed by 400 words by 2 p.m.


ENGLEWOOD — Peyton Manning says his 51-TD record will be short-lived, suggesting Tom Brady will take it back soon enough, especially if Roger Goodell gets his way and the NFL season goes to 18 games. However, he can put it farther out of reach with another big day against Oakland next weekend in a game he has to play to help the Broncos secure homefield advantage in the AFC playoffs over Brady’s Patriots. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4:30 p.m.


CHEYENNE — Developers of what could be nation’s biggest wind project say the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has vastly overestimated the number of golden eagles it will kill. By Mead Gruver. UPCOMING: 450 words by 5 p.m.



GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Thanks to the fiasco that followed the launch of President Barack Obama’s health care law, Democrats are bracing for hard-fought Senate races in states they had hoped to win with ease just two months ago. Weeks of technical problems with the health insurance enrollment website and anxiety over insurance cancellations for millions of people have erased early advantages enjoyed by Democratic candidates Gary Peters in Michigan and Mark Udall in Colorado. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 1,000 words.




ENGLEWOOD — A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Broncos linebacker Von Miller’s season is over after tests revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Will be expanded.


SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks look to go into the Christmas break on a winning note when they host the Colorado Avalanche. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


DENVER — The Nuggets have lost four of five entering this first meeting of the season Monday with the Warriors. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


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