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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

January 11, 2019

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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WYOMING GOVERNOR-EFFICIENCY

CHEYENNE _ Wyoming should save money through government efficiency, but state employees deserve a long-awaited raise, newly inaugurated Gov. Mark Gordon said Thursday in his first news conference in the job. Wyoming can improve government efficiency by consolidating and merging certain agency functions, such as programs that involve businesses relocating to the state, Gordon said. By Mead Gruver. SENT: 280 words.

DEVILS TOWER CLIMBER

GILLETTE _ Leigh Lassle doesn’t know what he’s chasing. He’s spoken to a number of groups, large and small, over the last eight years, giving motivational speeches and offering words of encouragement. He’s a people person. Throughout those talks, his audiences have asked him questions: What does he likes most about what he does? What drives him to be better? What motivates him to finish what he started? By Patrick Filbin, Gillette News Record. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 890 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING-LARAMIE _ A grand jury has found that a sheriff’s officer was justified in shooting an unarmed man to death in Wyoming.

_ GUNS-PUBLIC PLACES _ A proposed bill in the Wyoming Legislature would override local gun control laws and allow people to carry concealed guns on school grounds and in other public places in the state.

_ ELK FEEDGROUNDS _ The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is bringing together citizens, outfitters, activists and experts to develop recommendations on how to deal with elk feedgrounds and chronic wasting disease.

_ WIFE KILLED-HUSBAND _ A Wyoming judge has set a $10 million, cash only bond for a 76-year-old man accused of killing his wife last year.

_ INMATE ESCAPES _ Authorities allege that a man who escaped from a Wyoming corrections center was assisted by a staff member and is traveling with her.

SPORTS:

BRONCOS-FANGIO

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. _ All Vic Fangio ever wanted to do was teach kids and become a head high school football coach, and he figured he was on his way when his first job out of college was tutoring linebackers at his alma mater, Dunmore High School in Pennsylvania in 1979. Fangio proved too good for preps and quickly moved on to the pros, where he’s spent 34 years as an assistant. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 900 words, photos.

CLIPPERS-NUGGETS

DENVER _ After a 1-1 trip, the Denver Nuggets return home Friday night to host the Los Angeles Clippers. Denver has won 10 straight at the Pepsi Center. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. (Game starts at 7 p.m. MT)

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

_ TEBOW ENGAGED _ Tim Tebow is engaged. The Heisman Trophy winner announced his engagement on Instagram Thursday to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, a South Africa native and the 2017 Miss Universe.

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