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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

March 7, 2019

Wyoming at 1:10 p.m.

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YELLOWSTONE BISON _ The capturing hundreds of bison in Yellowstone National Park began Thursday as part of a continuing effort to manage the herd’s population in the park. Park officials planned to capture 600 to 900 bison, which will be sent off to slaughter, this winter.

HEMP-WYOMING _ Gov. Mark Gordon has signed into law a measure that puts Wyoming on a viable path for industrial hemp production. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that Gordon signed House Bill 171 on Wednesday.

MEDICARE-HOSPITALS _ A report says the federal government has penalized nine Wyoming hospitals for high readmission rates, and another one for high levels of hospital-acquired medical conditions.

SPORTS:

BKC-WYOMING-SAN JOSE ST _ Justin James had 25 points and 11 rebounds as Wyoming topped San Jose State 81-71 on Wednesday night. Jake Hendricks added 20 points for the Cowboys. A.J. Banks had 13 points for Wyoming (7-23, 3-14 Mountain West Conference), which snapped its six-game losing streak. Trevon Taylor added 10 points. Moved late Wednesday.

FBN--BRONCOS-KREITER

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. _ Broncos Pro Bowl long snapper Casey Kreiter signed a one-year, $1 million contract to stay in Denver on Thursday, the same day the team officially released strong safety Darian Stewart. The fourth-year pro from Iowa was set to become a restricted free agent next week. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 330 words.

HKN--AVALANCHE-STARS

DALLAS _ The Dallas Stars, who hold the top wild card spot in the Western Conference, look for their first win in three tries this season against the Avalanche. Colorado is only two points behind the second wild card. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos from 6:30 p.m. game.

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