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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

October 8, 2018

Wyoming at 1:10 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These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online.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

EMIGRANT, Mont. — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke approved a 20-year ban on new mining claims in the towering mountains north of Yellowstone National Park on Monday, after two proposed gold mines raised concerns that an area that draws tourists from the around the globe could be spoiled. As Zinke signed the mineral ban at an outdoors ceremony in Montana’s Paradise Valley, a bank of clouds behind him broke apart to reveal the snow-covered sides of Emigrant Peak. The picturesque, 10,915-foot (3,327-meter) mountain has been at the center of the debate over whether mining should be allowed. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 680 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

— TRAIN CRASH-WYOMING — The body of a second Union Pacific Railroad employee has been recovered from the site of last week’s train crash in southeast Wyoming. KGAB-AM reports that officials also identified the two Union Pacific crew members who died in the Thursday night crash as engineer Jason Martinez and conductor Benjamin Brozovich.

— ELK POACHED — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is investigating who is responsible for killing and removing the head of a bull elk in the Bighorn Mountains and leaving all edible portions of the animal to waste. The headless carcass was reported to Lovell Game Warden Dillon Herman on Sept. 27 by a hunter.

SPORTS:

BBN-ROCKIES-WRAPUP

DENVER — Even though the season ended on a sour note, the Colorado Rockies made big strides in 2018. They went a step farther this season as they made the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time in franchise history. The Rockies were swept by Milwaukee when the bats went cold and they managed only two runs in three games. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 5:30 p.m

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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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