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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

January 12, 2019

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

WASHINGTON — The partial government shutdown was on track Friday to become the longest closure in U.S. history as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans scrambled to find a way out of the mess. A solution couldn’t come soon enough for federal workers who got pay statements Friday but no pay. The House and Senate voted to give federal workers back pay whenever the federal government reopens and then left town for the weekend, leaving the shutdown on track to become one for the record books once the clock struck midnight and the closure entered its 22nd day. By Jonathan Lemire, Lisa Mascaro and Jill Colvin. SENT: 1,240 words, photos, video and audio.

IN BRIEF:

_ WYOMING-GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN _ Oil and gas will be back in business — in a limited capacity — on federal lands in Wyoming, despite the federal government shutdown.

_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-YELLOWSTONE _ Yellowstone National Park officials say federal employees will start providing some basic services again, despite the ongoing partial government shutdown.

_ ROCKSLIDE-HIGHWAY _ Highway officials say they’re concerned that more rocks could fall on a highway in northern Wyoming.

_ TROOPER LAWSUIT _ A former Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper is suing the owner of a truck that turned in front of his patrol car, causing a head-on crash.

_ FATAL SHOOTOUT _ Police in central Wyoming shot and killed a man they say fired on them first.

_ AVALANCHE DEATH _ Authorities have identified the man who died after he was buried in an avalanche while snowmobiling in northwest Wyoming.

SPORTS:

BRONCOS-NO KUBIAK

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A person with knowledge of the breakdown in talks tells The Associated Press that Gary Kubiak won’t return to run the Denver Broncos’ offense for new head coach Vic Fangio as had been expected. The person, who spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the situation, said the two longtime NFL veterans couldn’t agree on scheme, philosophy and staffing. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 220 words, photos.

CARDINALS-JOSEPH

TEMPE, Ariz. _ Former Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph has been hired as the defensive coordinator on new Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury’s staff. General manager Steve Keim had said he wanted a veteran defensive coordinator to pair with Kingsbury, who has no NFL coaching experience and will focus on offense. By Bob Baum. SENT: 470 words, photos.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

_ AVALANCHE DISPUTE _ Colorado Avalanche star center Nathan MacKinnon and coach Jared Bednar appear to have made peace. (With AP Photo)

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