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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

October 5, 2018

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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AP is moving election test reports for the November 6, (Wyoming) general election starting on Monday, October 8:

Mondays from 1-3 p.m. EDT, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. MDT (two hours) and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11-3 p.m. EDT, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MDT (four hours).

Last election test is on Monday, Nov. 5 from 11-3 p.m. EST, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MST (four hours). No winners will be called during the last test.

These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. Additional information is available in the election testing advisory found in advisory queues: BC-WY_Wyoming General Election Testing, Advisory.

TOP STORIES:

YELLOWSTONE MINING

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has scheduled a visit next week to Montana, where he’s expected to finalize a proposal to block new mining claims on the forested public lands just outside Yellowstone National Park. Zinke, a former Montana congressman, plans to sign documents and make a “major announcement” about conservation on Monday in the Paradise Valley area, Zinke spokeswoman Heather Swift said Thursday. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 450 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— STUDENT PARKING LOT DEATH — Police say a 14-year-old student died last month after falling from the hood of a car and hitting his head on the asphalt in a parking lot at a high school in western Wyoming.

— WYOMING WILDFIRES-CHENEY — Wyoming U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney is reaching out to residents who lost homes in a destructive wildfire south of Bondurant.

— ABSENTEE VOTERS-NEW BALLOTS — Absentee voters living within a Wyoming school district will receive new ballots for the upcoming November election after an error was discovered on the initial ones.

SPORTS:

BKC-WYOMING

LARAMIE — The good news for Wyoming’s men’s basketball team is the Cowboys have started the Allen Edwards era with the momentum of back-to-back 20-win seasons. The bad news? Many of the contributors that helped get that going are no longer around. Wyoming opened practice last week having to replace more than half of its scoring and rebounding from last season in Hayden Dalton, Alan Herndon and Cody Kelley, all of whom are out of eligibility. By Davis Potter, Casper Star-Tribune. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 510 words.

NLDS-ROCKIES-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE — The NL-best Milwaukee Brewers play their first postseason game in seven years when they open their Division Series matchup against the Colorado Rockies. By Genaro C. Armas. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. (Game started at 3:07 p.m. MT)

With:

— NLDS-ROCKIES-BREWERS MATCHUP CAPSULE — A capsule look at the Rockies-Brewers playoff series. (With AP Photos)

— NLDS-BREWERS-STEARNS — Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns and his wife have expanded their roster at home just in time for the postseason. SENT: 130-word APNewsNow.

BREWERS-EVEN-KEELED YELICH

MILWAUKEE — With every home run and big hit, it’s getting more difficult for Christian Yelich to go out in Milwaukee without being recognized. It didn’t stop the potential National League MVP from making a run to the supermarket for groceries, so his mother could make his favorite dish when she recently visited. By Sports Writer Genaro C. Armas. SENT: 590 words, photos.

NLDS-ROCKIES-BREWERS ROSTERS

MILWAUKEE — Young right-hander Brandon Woodruff not only made the Milwaukee Brewers’ playoff roster, but he’s starting Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Colorado Rockies. The Brewers’ playoff roster announced before the series opener on Thursday features an 11-man pitching staff that includes rookie right-handers Corbin Burnes and Freddy Peralta. Like Woodruff, they are promising starters who have been pitching out of the bullpen. By Genaro C. Armas. SENT: 560 words, photos.

WILD-AVALANCHE

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche opens its season versus the Minnesota Wild at Pepsi Center on Thursday. (Game starts at 7 p.m. MT)

BRONCOS-JETS PREVIEW

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Von Miller acknowledges he’s no draft guru and is far from any kind of expert when it comes to quarterbacks. Well, except for sacking them, of course. But the Denver Broncos star linebacker knew there was something special about Sam Darnold long before the New York Jets made him the No. 3 overall pick. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 1,020 words, photo.

With: BRONCOS-JETS PREVIEW CAPSULE

VON MILLER’S SNAPS

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Von Miller concurs with his coaches that he needs to make more plays, not that he needs to play more. The Broncos (2-2) haven’t had a takeaway since the season opener, and the fulcrum of Denver’s defense said the solution is simple: “I’ve got to get some sacks.” By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 880 words, photos.

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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Wyoming and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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