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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

February 21, 2019

Wyoming at 1:10 p.m.

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XGR--BOATING UNDER INFLUENCE

CHEYENNE _ Wyoming lawmakers moved ahead with lowering the legal limit for boating under the influence of alcohol after debating whether to exclude paddlers and people driving small motorboats. By Mead Gruver. UPCOMING: 350 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ MENINGITIS-SCHOOL CLOSURES _ A school district in southern Wyoming has closed four of its campuses after a fourth-grade student was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.

_ FATAL FIRE-SHERIDAN _ One person has been found dead after a structure fire in northern Wyoming.

SPORTS:

BKC--WYOMING-EDWARDS

LARAMIE, Wyo. _ Allen Edwards gets it. As Wyoming’s coach, Edwards knows as well as anybody how difficult this season has been to stomach. Amid all the attrition back in December, he said it was already teetering on the toughest he’s endured in his 18 years as a college coach given the circumstances. By Davis Potter, Casper Star-Tribune. SENT: 975 words.

ROCKIES-ARENADO

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. _ The sluggish free-agent market the last two years has not scared Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado, who could be among the prizes in the next pool. “I’m not afraid of it at all,” Arenado said. “It doesn’t have an effect on me. I think free agency is something you earn. You’ve been in the big leagues this long, you get there and you earn it. I don’t know how it is going to work out, I can’t speak on that. But you definitely earn it.” By Jack Magruder. SENT: 543 words, photo.

BKN--NUGGETS-NO DOUBTING THOMAS

DENVER _ Isaiah Thomas was given all the time he needed to heal his surgically repaired hip. There was no reason to rush back with the Denver Nuggets near the top of the Western Conference. Just before the All-Star break, the point guard returned to the court and showed a glimpse _ eight points in 13 minutes _ of the boost he can give the Nuggets down the stretch as they try to make the postseason for the first time since 2012-13. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

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