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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

November 8, 2018

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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ELECTION 2018-WYOMING

CHEYENNE — Voters in Wyoming made no doubt about it: They have no problem with President Donald Trump and want Republicans to continue to represent them. Republican Mark Gordon decisively beat Democrat Mary Throne to become governor, while Republican Sen. John Barrasso defeated Democrat Gary Trauner to win a second full term. Rep. Liz Cheney easily won a second term, beating Democrat Greg Hunter. By Mead Gruver. SENT: 610 words, photos.

KILLING WOLVES

SPOKANE, Wash. — Wolves from two packs that have been preying on cattle in the northeastern corner of the state will be killed, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said Wednesday morning. Hunters will kill members of the Smackout Pack in Stevens County and members of the Togo Pack in Ferry County, the agency said. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 560 words.

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SELF TAUGHT ARTIST

CASPER — Color fills the gallery, where faces peer from portraits covering the walls almost from top to bottom. Sculptures crowd the center of the space at the Nicolaysen Art Museum. Figures wrapped in twine suspend from the ceiling, while characters made of bowling pins perch along a ledge at the top of the gallery walls. In the past year, Casper artist Jim Kopp created most of the hundreds of artworks — sculptures, assemblages and paintings — that fill the Ptasynski Gallery at the museum. His show, “Primordial Charms,” opened last month and is on display through Jan. 13. By Elysia Conner, Casper Star-Tribune. SENT: 1,300 words, photos.

FOREST KINDERGARTEN

JACKSON — A child’s curiosity coupled with wilderness is powerful. At Teton Science Schools’ forest kindergarten summer program, a bird book, spatula, rope and a few other key ingredients kept children happy and learning without the need for screens. By Kylie Mohr, Jackson Hole News & Guide. SENT: 1,400 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING-LARAMIE — The Albany County attorney has identified the Sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot a 39-year-old man on Sunday in Laramie.

SPORTS:

BRONCOS MOVING ON

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Vance Joseph says the Broncos and former Denver wide receiver Demaryius Thomas both need to just move on from their recent breakup. Thomas said in a radio interview Monday, a day after his successful homecoming in a 19-17 Texans win in Denver, that he was misled by the Broncos about the possibility of a trade, was asked to surrender snaps to the team’s rookie receivers and was heartbroken over not being named a captain this year. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 740 words, photos.

PREDATORS-AVALANCHE

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche host Nashville on Wednesday night in a rematch of a first-round series from last season. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. (Game starts at 8 p.m. MT)

NUGGETS-GRIZZLIES

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies are back and start a three-game home stand Wednesday night hosting the Denver Nuggets. By Clay Bailey. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. (Game starts at 6 p.m. MT)

With: NUGGETS-JOKIC FINED — The NBA has fined Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic $25,000 for using derogatory and offensive language during a postgame interview. SENT: 130-word APNewsNow.

NASCAR-TRUEX-GIBBS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. and his crew chief will move to Joe Gibbs Racing next season to remain in the Toyota organization after their race team folds in two weeks. Truex won his first Cup title last year driving for Furniture Row Racing. Barney Visser had funded the team out of pocket for most of its existence but received relief help the last few seasons from sponsorship. By Jenna Fryer. SENT: 690 words, photos.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

— BKC-UC-SANTA BARBARA-WYOMING — JaQuori McLaughlin scored 17 points and Devearl Ramsey added 14 in UC Santa Barbara’s 76-66 defeat of Wyoming in a season opener Tuesday night thanks to a fierce closing run.

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