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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - More than half a million trees in Colorado could disappear if the final federal permit for Denver Water's proposed Gross Reservoir expansion is approved. The Daily Camera reports the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is expected to rule early next year on what would be the biggest public works project in Boulder County history. Denver Water spokeswoman Stacy Chesney says the agency has estimated "up to 650,000 trees will need to be removed in the area surrounding Gross Reservoir."

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Law enforcement officers in northeastern Colorado are looking for the drivers of two vehicles that are believed to have struck a 21-year-old man on a Weld County road around 4 a.m. Saturday. The Colorado State Patrol believes the man was struck and killed by a 1999 or 2000 purple Honda Accord. The patrol says that car's driver's side mirror was likely damaged. The victim's name has not been released.

BOSTON (AP) - A growing number of Massachusetts communities are opting to leave their borders open to commercial marijuana businesses. In recent weeks, Amesbury residents soundly defeated a referendum that would have barred pot shops. Other towns also rejected prohibitions on retail sales. The "not in my backyard" dynamic is not unique to Massachusetts. The Colorado Municipal League says nearly two-thirds of towns in the first state to legalize recreational marijuana have opted out of hosting pot shops.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Pentagon data show that sexual assault reports have more than doubled since 2013 at Fort Carson, Colorado. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports 116 sexual assault reports were made at Fort Carson in 2016, up from 43 reports in 2013. The Pentagon says reports are categorized by the base where a service member reported an assault but it may have happened elsewhere.

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