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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

March 30, 2019

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

DINOSAUR DOOMSDAY

WASHINGTON — New research released Friday captures a fossilized snapshot of the day nearly 66 million years ago when an asteroid smacked Earth, fire rained from the sky and the ground shook far worse than any modern earthquake. It was the day that nearly all life on Earth went extinct, including the dinosaurs. By Seth Borenstein. SENT: 660 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING-NICHOLS _ University of Wyoming Board of Trustees Chairman Dave True says UW President Laurie Nichols has helped put the state’s only public, four-year university on a “positive trajectory.”

_ WYOMING SNOW _ An early spring snowstorm brought heavy snow to areas of Wyoming on Friday.

_ TRIBAL JUDGE CHARGED _ A June 3 trial date has been scheduled for a judge on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming who has been indicted on two federal criminal charges.

_ WYOMING NATIONAL GUARD-NEW COMMANDER _ The Wyoming National Guard has a new leader.

_ COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT _ Colorado State University’s first female president is set to begin her new job at the beginning of July.

SPORTS:

NUGGETS-THUNDER

OKLAHOMA CITY _ The Denver Nuggets visit the Oklahoma City Thunder. (Game starts at 6 p.m. MT)

ROCKIES-MARLINS

MIAMI _ Trevor Richards gets the ball for Miami and German Marquez, a 14-game winner last season, starts for Colorado when the Marlins and Rockies meet on Friday night. By Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. (Game started at 5:10 p.m. MT)

COYOTES-AVALANCHE

DENVER _ The Colorado Avalanche are two points in front of the Arizona Coyotes for the last wild-card spot in the Western Conference heading into their pivotal matchup Friday. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. (Game starts at 7 p.m. MT)

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

_ WNIT-PEPPERDINE-WYOMING _ Wyoming freshman Karla Erjavec sank a free throw with 9 seconds left, lifting the Cowgirls over Pepperdine 61-60 Thursday night and into the quarterfinals of the WNIT.

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