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HITCHHIKING FOR LOVE

(Information in the following story is from: Powell (Wyo.) Tribune, http://www.powelltribune.com)

POWELL, Wyo. — Even though Hank Ramak is no longer able to drive, that doesn't stop the 72- year-old from finding a way to see the lady he loves. Two days a week, Ramak sets out from his home in Byron to catch a ride to Powell. Ramak used to make the 32-mile round-trip daily, when he was still able to drive himself. But all that changed on May 30 — the Vietnam veteran's birthday — when his driver's license came up for renewal. By Donna Shippen.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

BANK OF THE WEST-FOSSIL FUELS

Bank of the West's decision to divest from certain fossil fuel investments has run headlong into threats of retaliation in states that get much of their revenue from coal, oil and natural gas extraction. The San Francisco-based bank recently made it known that it would be "investing where we feel we can make the most impact" and withdrawing support for companies and business activities that are "detrimental to our environment and our health." By Sarah Skidmore Sell and Mead Gruver. SENT: 850 words.

YELLOWSTONE SUPERINTENDENT

HELENA, Mont. — National Park Service officials told Yellowstone's departing superintendent that he wasn't being forced out over a disagreement with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, but Dan Wenk said Thursday he still believes he is being punished by being forced to move up his retirement. Wenk, who will step down as Yellowstone's top administrator on Sept. 29 after a 43-year park service career, spoke to reporters in a farewell telephone news conference that lasted nearly two hours as he fielded questions on controlling the park's bison population, managing grizzly bears and the rise in park visitors. By Matt Volz. SENT: 770 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

WYOMING GOP-GUNS — Attorneys for the University of Wyoming say the school is allowed to regulate guns on its campus under a previous U.S. Supreme Court ruling and state law.

FATAL STANDOFF-WYOMING — Cheyenne police won't be charged in the shooting death of a man who fired an AR-15 rifle at them during a standoff in December.

SPORTS:

BBN--DODGERS-ROCKIES

DENVER — Rockies lefty Kyle Freeland feels right at home at Coors Field. The Denver native takes a 7-2 mark and a 2.18 ERA at home this season into the game Saturday against Los Angeles. The Dodgers will throw Walker Buehler. By Dennis Georgatos. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos from 6:10 game.

FBN--VIKINGS-BRONCOS

DENVER — The two biggest free agent quarterbacks of 2018 meet in the preseason opener between the Minnesota Vikings and the Denver Broncos on Saturday night, but the real intrigue begins when Kirk Cousins and Case Keenum give way to the QBs battling to serve as their backups. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton.

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