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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

September 25, 2018

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

WESTERN WILDFIRES

CHEYENNE — A man who saw an immense wildfire raging his way said he was prepared for the worst — and glad he defied evacuation orders so he could defend his home with just a sprinkler and garden hose. Bill Winney doubts his log home with a metal roof would have survived had he not aggressively watered the area around it for several days and then stood his ground as flames tore through the surrounding sagebrush Sunday. By Mead Gruver. SENT: 590 words, photos.

With: WESTERN WILDFIRES-THE LATEST

HUNTING GRIZZLIES

BILLINGS, Mont. — A U.S. judge on Monday ordered federal protections restored for grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains, a move that blocks the first hunts planned for the animals in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades. The order came as Wyoming and Idaho were on the cusp of allowing up to 23 bears to be killed by hunters. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen had twice delayed the hunts, and his latest order blocking them was due to expire later this week. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 420 words.

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNORS

This year’s midterm campaigns for governor are in many ways proxy fights over support or opposition to the Trump administration. By David Eggert and Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

With: ELECTION 2018-GOVERNORS-GLANCE — A summary of each race in the 36 states where governor’s races are on the ballot. SENT: 2,780 words.

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IN BRIEF:

— MOOSE STRUCK-KILLED — Another moose has been struck by a car and killed in northwest Wyoming — the fourth this summer in Teton County.

— SAGE GROUSE-ENERGY LEASES — A federal judge has ordered the reinstatement of public participation opportunities in oil and gas lease sales in Western states that were largely eliminated by the Trump administration to speed up sales.

— SHRINKING SNOWPACK-NEVADA STUDY — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the University of Nevada, Reno a $5 million grant to lead a study on changing snowpack.

SPORTS:

PHILLIES-ROCKIES

DENVER — Colorado opens its final homestand with LHP Tyler Anderson (6-9) scheduled to face Philadelphia and Zach Eflin (11-7) on Monday. (Game starts at 6:40 p.m. MT)

ROCKIES-STORY

DENVER — Trevor Story is going over the top to get back on the field, altering his throwing motion to take some of the stress off his sore right elbow. The Colorado Rockies All-Star shortstop returned to the lineup Monday night after missing a week with the ailment. Story batted fifth as the playoff-chasing Rockies opened a four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies. By Pat Graham. SENT: 460 words, photos.

MEDIA DAY-NUGGETS

DENVER — The debates have been so lively inside the Denver Nuggets locker room recently that coach Michael Malone wanders in to make sure everything’s all right. Just the enthusiasm of guard Isaiah Thomas bubbling to the surface. He’s turning up the intensity with his booming voice in what’s been a rather quiet room. Think he’s chatty now, wait until he’s fully cleared after undergoing hip surgery in March. That’s when he will do his real talking — with his play. By Pat Graham. SENT: 770 words, photos.

BRONCOS BUNGLE

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Things got so bad at Baltimore for the Denver Broncos that left tackle Garett Bolles had more tackles than Von Miller. Three times, Bolles was beaten by Terrell Suggs and rather than give up another sack, he simply tackled the Ravens’ ageless pass rusher who still managed 1½ sacks, a tackle for loss and a forced fumble in a 27-14 win over the Broncos (2-1). By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 810 words, photos.

BRONCOS-RAVENS FOLO

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Ravens have been perfect inside the opponent’s 20-yard line this season, scoring 12 touchdowns on a dozen trips in the red zone. Denver still hasn’t quite got the hang of it yet. Baltimore (2-1) went 3 for 3 in the red zone Sunday and came away with a 27-14 victory. Joe Flacco threw a 12-yard touchdown pass, Alex Collins scored on a 6-yard run and Javorius Allen pounded in from the 1. By David Ginsburg. SENT: 720 words, photos.

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