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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

March 5, 2019

Wyoming at 1:15 p.m.

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MILITARY BASES-CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ New Mexico on Tuesday sued the U.S. Air Force over groundwater contamination at two bases, saying the federal government has a responsibility to clean up plumes of toxic chemicals left behind by past military firefighting activities. The contamination — linked to a class of chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS — was detected last year in groundwater on and near Cannon and Holloman air bases. By Susan Montoya Bryan. SENT: 560 words, national lines.

MORMON CHURCH-NAME

SALT LAKE CITY _ The Mormon church said Tuesday it will rename websites, social media accounts and employee email addresses to get rid of “Mormon” and “LDS” as the faith continues a push to be known by the religion’s full name and not shorthand nicknames it previously embraced and promoted. The changes mark the latest step to implement a shift ordered last year by Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Nelson, 94, has said the Lord impressed upon the importance of the full name and that removing the name from titles is “a major victory for Satan.” By Brady Mccombs. SENT: 370 words, national lines. AP Photos.

ISLE ROYALE WOLVES

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. _ Four Canadian wolves have been relocated to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan as part of an ongoing effort to restore the predator species on the Lake Superior island chain, officials said Monday. Helicopter crews fired net guns last week to capture a female and a male near the mainland city of Wawa, Ontario, and two males on Michipicoten Island Provincial Park in Lake Superior. By John Flesher. SENT: 590 words, national lines. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

CARJACKING-PHARMACY ROBBERY _ The last of three New Mexico men charged for their roles in a carjacking and pharmacy robbery in Wyoming has been sentenced.

AVALANCHE DEATH _ Authorities say the snowmobiler who died after he was buried in an avalanche in northwestern Wyoming was a 27-year-old Wisconsin man. Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue identified the victim as Dale Walter Clyde Laedtke, of New London, Wisconsin. A cause of death was not released.

SPORTS:

HKN--WINGS-AVALANCHE

DENVER _ The Detroit Red Wings try to break out of a seven-game slump when they play Colorado on Tuesday night. The Avalanche remain in contention for a playoff spot. By Michael Kelly. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos from 7 p.m. game.

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