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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

May 22, 2019

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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OIL AND GAS RULES-COLORADO

DENVER _ Colorado officials said Tuesday that they had no plans to stop energy companies from drilling for oil and gas while regulators overhaul state rules to make health, safety and the environment their top priority. Dan Gibbs, chief of the state Department of Natural Resources, said lawmakers did not want a moratorium on drilling permits while regulators rewrite the rules under a new law that shifted the state’s focus from production to protection. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 560 words, photo.

CALIFORNIA STORMS-AGRICULTURE

LOS ANGELES — California growers are frustrated by an unusually wet spring that has delayed the planting of some crops like rice and damaged others including strawberries and wine grapes. The state’s wet conditions come as much of the West is experiencing weird weather. Colorado and Wyoming got an unusually late dump of snow this week. Meanwhile temperatures in Phoenix have dropped 15 degrees below normal. SENT: 600 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING-VOCATIONAL EDUCATION _ The University of Wyoming has restored a degree program in career and technical education after the state Legislature withheld some funding.

_ SPRING STORM-ROCKIES-THE LATEST _ Interstate 70 in western Colorado has partially reopened after a rock slide.

_ PURSUIT-MAN DEAD _ A man is dead after a police pursuit in Wyoming.

_ DOG ATTACK _ A judge has ordered the owners of two dogs that seriously injured a boy in Wyoming to pay fines and medical bills but not have their dogs put down.

_ DUMP TRUCK-CRASH ARRESTS _ Authorities say they have arrested two men who crashed a dump truck on a Wyoming highway and tried to flee from the wreck scene.

_ COLORADO RIVER DROUGHT PLAN _ Federal, state and tribal water managers are marking completion of a long-negotiated plan for 40 million people and vast irrigated farms to share crucial Colorado River water despite ongoing drought in the arid U.S. Southwest.

SPORTS:

BRONCOS-LANGLEY’S POSITION SWITCH

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. _ Here’s the catch: Brendan Langley reached a point where he would rather receive passes than pick them off. So, the Denver Broncos third-year player is calling an audible and going over to the other side — from cornerback to wide receiver. No offense, he just prefers offense. By Pat Graham. SENT: 710 words, photo.

NUGGETS-CONNELLY

DENVER _ The prospects of a return home to Washington were undeniably appealing to Tim Connelly. Not nearly as alluring as this: Finishing what he’s started. The Denver Nuggets president of basketball operations elected to stay in town even with the Wizards calling. Things are booming these days with a Nuggets team that boasts a young nucleus led by big man Nikola Jokic and that won 54 games in the regular season. They were the No. 2 seed in the West before losing to Portland in Game 7 at home during the second round of the playoffs. By Pat Graham. SENT: 830 words, photos.

ROCKIES-PIRATES

PITTSBURGH _ The Pittsburgh Pirates open a six-game homestand on Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies. Chris Archer (1-3, 5.58 ERA) starts for Pittsburgh against German Marquez (4-2, 3.80). By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. (Game started at 5:05 p.m. MT)

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