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WIND POWER-EAGLE WATCHERS
CASPER — The glare of the sunlight burned gold in Jason Martin’s irises as he scanned the miles of undulating land from his perch 35 feet above the Powder River Basin. Long shadows crossed the grassland and sage below him in rhythmic cycles as the turbine blades caught the morning wind, churning power into PacifiCorp’s electricity grid. An annoying whistling sound found its way through a window and into the small office bound by four walls of glass. By Heather Richards, Casper Star-Tribune. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 2,060 words, photos.
DENVER — The number of Coloradans whose homes are at risk from wildfires soared 45 percent in five years, reflecting the state’s booming population and changing uses of agricultural land, state officials said Monday. The Colorado State Forest Service said 2.9 million people now live in the wildland-urban interface, defined as places where homes are built in or near areas that are prone to wildland fire. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 650 words, photo.
— WYOMING UNEMPLOYMENT — Recent data shows Wyoming’s average rate of unemployment remains higher than national numbers.
— WYOMING GOVERNOR-APPOINTMENTS — Wyoming’s newly elected governor has chosen two high-level administrators already in state government to be attorney general and his chief of staff.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — First, Keenan Allen disses Denver. Then, JuJu Smith-Schuster says the Steelers beat themselves. Seems nobody wants to give the resurgent Denver Broncos any credit, and that’s just fine with them. “This defense is built to stop anybody in this league,” safety Darian Stewart said in the aftermath of Denver’s second straight win over a team that hadn’t lost since September. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 930 words, photos.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Jeff Heuerman’s breakout season came to a premature end Monday with word that he sustained broken ribs and a bruised lung in the Denver Broncos’ 24-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Heuerman is the third tight end the Broncos have lost this season. Jake Butt (knee) was injured in a special teams practice in September and rookie Troy Fumagalli has missed all season with a sports hernia. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 400 words, photo.
SPORTS IN BRIEF:
— POSTSEASON SHARES — A postseason share on World Series champion Boston was worth $416,838, down from a record $438,902 for Houston in 2017.
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