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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

July 13, 2018

Wyoming at 7:30 p.m.

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WYOMING GOVERNOR’S RACE

CHEYENNE — Republican candidates for Wyoming governor take part in a debate hosted by Wyoming Public Media on Thursday night with the candidates being split up in two debates. By Mead Gruver. UPCOMING. (Debate started at 7 p.m. MT)

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COCHLEAR IMPLANT SURGERY

CHEYENNE — Robert McCartney has struggled with progressive hearing loss for more than 20 years, likely a result of transporting minerals in and out of deafening coal mines for decades. “It was just constant noise in the construction mining business,” he said. By Chrissy Suttles, Wyoming Tribune Eagle. SENT: 760 words, photos.

FENCE PULL PROGRAM

JACKSON — A pronghorn lingered nearby as Steve Morriss removed barbed wire from an obsolete fence on the Pinto Ranch in Grand Teton National Park. “It waited for us to be done, said ‘thank you’ and then went on its way,” Morriss said about the encounter, which happened years ago but left an indelible impression. By Frederica Kolwey, Jackson Hole News & Guide. SENT: 610 words, photos.

MACHINE SHOP

CASPER — When Tony Woodward came to Casper in 1993, the town had suffered nearly a decade of an oil bust. Empty yards of scrap metal rusted in the dusty sunlight and two of the town’s three oil refineries had closed. “This building was on an acre of bare dirt and tumbleweeds,” Woodward said to a crowd of some 30 people last month at an event to celebrate 25 years since the business left Maryland and settled in Casper. “Those nice people seemed hopeful that we might stick around long enough to provide a few permanent jobs.” By Heather Richards, Casper Star-Tribune. SENT: 610 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— WYOMING-CLIMBING FATAL — A man has died in a climbing accident on a remote mountain in northern Wyoming.

— POLICE SHOOTING-WYOMING — A man shot and killed by police in central Wyoming has been identified as 21-year-old William T. McCollum, of Casper.

— WYOMING-OPIOID TASK FORCE — Members of the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Opioid Addiction Task Force met for the first time this week to discuss the statewide issue of prescription opioid abuse.

— MEAD-ENDANGERED SPECIES — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead will testify next week before a U.S. Senate committee about the Endangered Species Act.

— CODY LIVESTOCK — Residents of Cody in northwest Wyoming can keep any buffalo, hogs, bulls, horses, sheep and other large livestock on their residential property in city limits.

SPORTS:

DIAMONDBACKS-ROCKIES

DENVER — Gerardo Parra and Raimel Tapia had pinch-hit RBI singles in Colorado’s three-run sixth inning, helping the Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Thursday. Trevor Story homered for the Rockies, and Kyle Freeland pitched six-hit ball into the sixth inning. DJ LeMahieu had two hits and drove in a run. Colorado was coming off a 19-2 victory Wednesday night, but it trailed 1-0 before its rally in the sixth. SENT: 470 words, photos.

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