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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

December 18, 2018

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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TRUMP-BORDER WALL

WASHINGTON _ Pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House is insisting that Congress provide $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border despite lawmaker resistance from both parties. Without a resolution, parts of the federal government will shut down at midnight Friday. Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, the No. 3 Republican in the Senate, said Republicans remain hopeful they can come up with a proposal that can be acceptable to Trump and pass both chambers. By Hope Yen. SENT: 670 words, photos on national lines.

IN BRIEF:

_ WYOMING LOTTERY WINNER _ A brother and sister from Casper are $3.3 million richer after claiming their Wyoming Lottery Cowboy Draw winnings.

_ GILLETTE-CORRECTIONS DEATHS _ Authorities report separate deaths at two corrections facilities in northeast Wyoming over the weekend.

_ WYOMING-MISS AMERICA _ University of Wyoming student Addison Treesh will be representing the state when she competes next year for the title of Miss USA.

_ ANTLERS POACHED _ Two Wyoming men have lost their hunting privileges for two years after being convicted of illegally collecting elk antlers.

SPORTS:

FBC--WYOMING-2019

LARAMIE _ Craig Bohl has raised the expectations. Five years into his tenure at Wyoming, Bohl has led the Cowboys to three straight non-losing seasons. He inherited a program that had two straight losing seasons heading into the 2014 season and had two more before Wyoming broke through under Bohl with a Mountain West Mountain Division title in 2016. By Davis Potter, Casper Star-Tribune. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 1,200 words.

BROKEN BRONCOS

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. _ Vance Joseph doesn’t want to fret over his future with the Broncos missing the playoffs again. Nor does he care to ponder his past following a report Monday that general manager John Elway considered bringing back Mike Shanahan this season before ultimately deciding against a coaching change. “I’ve spoken to John. That’s a private conversation, obviously. But, to be honest, that’s the least of my worries, an article,” Joseph said. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 940 words, photo.

ISLANDERS-AVALANCHE

DENVER _ The New York Islanders start a four-game trip Monday night against Mikko Rantanen and the Colorado Avalanche. Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon are first and second in scoring this season. The third member of their line, captain Gabriel Landeskog, is also among the leaders. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. (Game starts at 7 p.m. MT)

NIMBLE NUGGETS

DENVER _ The topic: Denver leading the Western Conference and whether teams are starting to take the Nuggets more seriously. The look from Nikola Jokic: Nearly expressionless. The Joker doesn’t jest about this subject. “To be honest, I don’t really care,” Jokic said. “Because we know that we’re good.” By Pat Graham. SENT: 770 words, photos.

BKC-NORTHERN COLORADO-NEW MEXICO ST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. _ Northern Colorado plays New Mexico State at Pan American Center in college basketball action Monday night. (Game starts at 7 p.m. MT)

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