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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

April 9, 2019

Wyoming at 1:15 p.m.

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IN BRIEF:

WYOMING WEATHER _ The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm warning Wednesday for eastern Wyoming, including Cheyenne, Gillette, Douglas and Sheridan. Up to 12 inches (30.5 centimeters) of snow is possible in the warning area.

SNOW FENCE THEFT _ Two Colorado men have been ordered to pay $16,000 in restitution to the Wyoming Department of Transportation for stealing pieces of wood fences designed to help reduce snow blowing onto Wyoming highways in the winter.

SPORTS:

HKN--DRAFT LOTTERY

TORONTO _ Thanks to a trade with the last-place-finishing Ottawa Senators, the Colorado Avalanche enter the NHL draft lottery on Tuesday with the best odds of landing the top pick. Colorado has an 18.5% of winning the lottery, and can fall no further than No. 4. UPCOMING: 650 words. Draft lottery begins at 6 p.m.

HKN--AVALANCHE-GRUBAUER’S GROOVE

DENVER _ Once the backup, goaltender Philipp Grubauer has stepped in and helped save the Colorado Avalanche season. He went 7-0-2 down the stretch as the Avs earned the last wild-card playoff spot in the West. Asked if Grubauer would be in net for Game 1 in Calgary on Thursday, coach Jared Bednar wouldn’t tip his hand. It seems like a pretty safe bet for the goaltender who’s serenaded with chants of “Gruuuuu” by the home fans after every save. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 3 p.m.

BBN--BRAVES-ROCKIES

DENVER _ The Colorado Rockies try to halt a four-game skid on Tuesday night against Atlanta with German Marquez on the mound. The Braves will throw Max Fried. By Michael Kelly. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos from 6:40 p.m. game.

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