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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

August 1, 2018

Wyoming at 1:15 p.m.

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BOISE, Idaho — The federal government has put on hold one of the largest-ever projects to remove juniper trees in an effort to help an imperiled species after an appeal by an environmental group seeking to halt the plan. A U.S. Department of the Interior administrative panel on Wednesday granted the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s motion to set aside its decision in May to remove juniper trees from about 1,100 square miles (2,800 square kilometers) in Idaho’s Owyhee County. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 130 words, national lines. UPCOMING: 350 words by 5 p.m.


LARAMIE — A stiff breeze pushed two floating hoops around one of Granite Springs Reservoir’s small coves at Curt Gowdy State Park. Hiding in what little shade could be found, spectators anxiously watched Nebraska game warden Jeff Jones wind up his first cast. By Ike Fredregill, Laramie Boomerang. SENT: 1,000 words. AP Photos.


CHEYENNE — The often unsung heroes of rodeo are getting a little extra TLC at Cheyenne Frontier Days from a certified veterinarian and veterinary students from Colorado State University. On a recent Tuesday, veterinarian Luke Bass and three CSU veterinary students, Melanie Connor, Jennifer Garmon and Ella Arume, hung out in Barn 15 at Frontier Park to look after CFD’s equine athletes. By Katie Kull, Wyoming Tribune Eagle. SENT: 780 words. AP Photos.


GILLETTE — Campers maneuvered robots around obstacles, launched paper rockets and displayed photos they’d taken while painting with light during their final day of STEAM Girls Week, one of the sessions offered this summer at Area 59, a new Gillette College facility. “I love science, so I was really excited about the camp,” said Hallie Chase, 13. “It’s a great opportunity for girls to learn science because often people think it’s just for boys, but girls can learn and do science, too.” By Perrin Stein, Gillette News Record. SENT: 420 words.


— MEMORIAL TABLES-BIBLE — The Bible that sits on prisoner of war/missing in action memorial tables at a Cheyenne air force base has been replaced with a Book of Faith in effort to be more inclusive. Col. Stacy Huser, commander of the 90th Missile Wing at the F.E. Warren Air Force Base, recently made the decision to replace the Bible with a “POW/MIA Book of Faith.”

— FATAL FALL-GRAND TETON PARK — Investigators believe an improperly rigged belay device likely caused the 300-foot (91-meter) fall that killed a New York professor on a popular Grand Teton National Park climbing route in northwest Wyoming.

— FOUR CORNERS-AIRLINE DISPUTE — The city of Farmington says Great Lakes Aviation failed to pay landing fees and terminal fees before the company ceased Four Corners Regional Airport service.

— RIVERTON HAZING-CHARGES — A third Riverton High School wrestler has been charged with unlawful contact in alleged hazing attacks on younger teammates earlier this year.


— WYOMING PRACTICE — Wyoming puts on full pads for the first time Wednesday as the Cowboys continue fall practice in Laramie. The Cowboys are now only 25 days away from the season opener at New Mexico State on Aug. 25.

— MERRIMAN-BARE-KNUCKLE FIGHTING — The former NFL linebacker known as “Lights Out” will try to punch out an opponent’s lights in a bare-knuckle boxing match. Shawne Merriman has agreed to compete with the World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation on a pay-per-view event in Casper, Wyoming, this fall, the promoters announced Wednesday.


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Broncos rookie Bradley Chubb is quickly getting up to speed at outside linebacker. The No. 5 pick overall thinks this group of rushers can create quite a bit of “chaos” and maybe even set the sack record. “It’s definitely possible,” Chubb said. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 5:30 p.m.


ST. LOUIS — A day after trading outfielder Tommy Pham, the St. Louis Cardinals continue their series against the Colorado Rockies. Luke Weaver starts for the Cardinals, while Kyle Freeland goes for the visiting Rockies. By Steve Overbey. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 6:15 p.m.


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