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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

December 6, 2018

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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GEORGE HW BUSH

WASHINGTON _ George H.W. Bush was celebrated with high praise and loving humor Wednesday as the nation bade farewell to the man who was America’s 41st president and the last to fight for the U.S. in wartime. Three former presidents looked on at Washington National Cathedral as a fourth — George W. Bush — eulogized his dad. By Calvin Woodward, Laurie Kellman and Ashraf Khalil. SENT: 1,260 words, photos and video.

GRAND TETON-MOUNTAIN GOATS

MOOSE _ Spotting a mountain goat perched high on a cliff might thrill many of the millions of tourists who visit Grand Teton National Park every year, but park officials say it might be time for the agile, bearded animals to go. Park officials announced Tuesday they’re taking public comment on a plan to kill or relocate the mountain goats. The problem, according to the park, is Grand Teton’s 100 or so mountain goats threaten a herd of about 80 bighorn sheep. The bighorn sheep numbered as many as 125 animals just a few years ago. By Mead Gruver. SENT: 400 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ INTERSTATE 80 WRECK-THE LATEST _ Traffic is moving on Interstate 80 in western Wyoming again after a crash involving seven tractor trailers and two other vehicles.

_ OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING-LARAMIE _ The Wyoming state law enforcement agency has submitted a preliminary report on the fatal shooting of a Laramie man by a sheriff’s deputy.

_ WYOMING BUDGET-UNIVERSITY _ The University of Wyoming gets nearly all money it asked for in a state budget update proposed by outgoing Gov. Matt Mead.

_ WYOMING SKIING _ Winter season is starting off strong at one of Wyoming’s biggest ski resorts.

_ POLICE CHASE-CHARGES _ A man convicted of shooting at Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers during a high-speed chase west of Casper has been sentenced to five to seven years in prison.

_ GIRLFRIEND SLAIN _ A man who was arrested in northwest Wyoming after police say he confessed to killing his girlfriend in their suburban Denver apartment has agreed to be extradited to Colorado.

SPORTS:

BRONCOS-SANDERS INJURED

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Although the schedule gets easier for the Denver Broncos this month, the degree of difficulty in reaching the playoffs keeps going up. The Broncos (6-6) lost leading wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to a torn left Achilles tendon on Wednesday. He was hurt in a non-contact drill at the beginning of practice. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 860 words, photo.

ELWAY VS LYNCH

DENVER — General managers John Elway and John Lynch share a bond going back three decades, one built on respect, rivalry and reverence. “He was the poster I had on my wall,” said Lynch, who’s 11 years younger than Elway, 58. “He was the idol I had growing up.” The Broncos (6-6) play the 49ers (2-10) Sunday in the latest chapter of the friendly feud between the two superstars-turned-GMs whose paths have crisscrossed throughout their careers, both on the football field and the front office. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 720 words, photos.

NUGGETS-MAGIC

ORLANDO, Fla. _ The Denver Nuggets, who’ve won six straight and are tied for the best record in the NBA, visit the Orlando Magic, who’ve won two in a row to get back to .500. By Dick Scanlon. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. (Game starts at 7 p.m. MT)

BKC-ARKANSAS-COLORADO STATE

FORT COLLINS, Colo. _ The Colorado State Rams host Arkansas on Wednesday night, the first time they’ve faced a Southeastern Conference team at Moby Arena since 2005. The Razorbacks have won five straight and are receiving votes in the AP poll. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 600 words. (Game starts at 8 p.m. MT)

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