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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

August 9, 2018

Wyoming at 1 p.m.

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YELLOWSTONE SUPERINTENDENT

HELENA, Mont. — Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk will speak about his imminent departure from the National Park Service after previously saying he was forced out by the Trump administration. Wenk will retire Sept. 29 after 43 years with the park service. He is scheduled to speak with reporters Thursday. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

GRIZZLY BEARS-MONTANA

BILLINGS, Mont. — Montana wildlife commissioners have endorsed a plan to manage the largest grizzly bear population in the Lower 48 states at current levels as federal officials consider lifting protections on the animals. Thursday’s decision sets a population objective of at least 800 bears across a 16,000-square mile (42,000-square kilometer) area of northwestern Montana. SENT: 130 words. Will be expanded. AP Photos planned.

SPORTS:

FBN--BRONCOS-BUTT

Jake Butt is fired up for his first NFL game this weekend as the forgotten member of last year’s deep tight end class sets out to show he was a bargain as a fifth-round pick by Denver. By Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING: 600 words.

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