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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

March 2, 2019

Wyoming at 3:20 p.m.

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COMPUTER SCIENCE STANDARDS

CHEYENNE _ Eliza Moore started coding in the second grade. She came home from school one day after doing Hour of Code — an online course that teaches computer coding — in one of her classes. She sat down at the computer, started practicing the lesson she’d learned that day, and ever since she’s been insatiable. By Morgan Hughes, Wyoming Tribune Eagle. SENT: 950 words.

WINTER WEATHER

CHICAGO _ A winter storm is making its way across much of the U.S., bringing rain, snow and bitter cold to some areas. The storm was spreading from the Sierra Nevada Mountains and into the Rocky Mountains on Saturday, with rain to lower elevations and heavy snow at higher elevations. SENT: 200 words, national lines.

IN BRIEF:

KIDNAPPING TALE _ A Wyoming company is asking a Montana judge to clear the way for the sale of a roughly $11 million unoccupied mansion.

CONSERVATION-RANCH _ The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust has partnered with a ranching family to conserve the 6,650-acre (2,691-hectare) Croonberg Ranch west of Laramie in Albany County.

ALSO OF WYOMING INTEREST:

HEMP OR POT

BOISE, Idaho _ Idaho State Police may get the funding to purchase equipment that would allow investigators to distinguish hemp from marijuana after a high-profile case in the state grabbed headlines and prompted a federal lawsuit. SENT: 480 words, national lines. AP Photos.

SPORTS:

BKC-AIR FORCE-WYOMING

LARAMIE _ Wyoming hosts Air Force in a Mountain West Conference matchup Saturday. Game starts 4 p.m.

BKN--PELICANS-NUGGETS

DENVER _ The Denver Nuggets try to rebound from a rare home loss when they host New Orleans on Saturday night. The Pelicans will be playing the second leg of a back-to-back after beating Phoenix. By Michael Kelly. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 7 p.m.

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