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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

May 16, 2019

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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YELLOWSTONE SUPERINTENDENT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK _ From worker morale to preservation of the park’s natural wonders, new Yellowstone National Park superintendent Cam Sholly spoke with a singular philosophical theme. “We’re not just providing vacations,” he said. “We’re inspiring people.” Sholly took over as chief Yellowstone administrator last fall, but this week represented his first public sessions in Cody. By Lew Freedman, Cody Enterprise. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 950 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ WYOMING SHOOTING _ A Wyoming man accused of breaking into his parents’ home and fatally shooting his mother when she confronted him in the living room has pleaded not guilty.

_ KIDNAPPING TALE _ A Wyoming company has been cleared to sell a nearly $11 million Montana mansion.

_ UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING TUITION _ University of Wyoming trustees have postponed consideration of a plan to freeze tuition rates for in-state students and increase tuition by 8% for out-of-state students.

_ FRAUD SPREE-SENTENCE _ A 40-year-old Chicago woman faces nearly four years in federal prison for using fraudulent federal nutrition benefit checks to purchase nearly $220,000 worth of items at Kmart stores in 11 states during a four-month crime spree.

_ LEGISLATOR-FLAG NOTIFICATION _ Wyoming’s governor has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of a former state lawmaker who died.

_ BANKERS SURVEY _ A monthly survey of rural bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states shows they’re rapidly losing confidence in the region’s farm economy.

_ GUTTER BINS _ Filters installed on storm drains in Wyoming’s largest city will attempt to keep trash out of a creek.

SPORTS:

BRONCOS-LOCK

DENVER _ Drew Lock doesn’t begrudge Joe Flacco for saying that winning games — not mentoring the rookie quarterback — is his top priority. “I think if any quarterback’s main goal isn’t focused on winning games, first off, it’s not the quarterback you want on your team,” Lock told The Associated Press in a phone interview Thursday. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 650 words, photos.

BRONCOS-JACKSON

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. _ Over the last few days, versatile Denver Broncos defensive back Kareem Jackson has lined up at safety and in the slot position. Not much work at cornerback, though. That could change depending on the team’s contract talks with star cornerback Chris Harris Jr., who’s skipping the organized team activities this week as he seeks a new deal. By Pat Graham. SENT: 660 words, photo.

ROCKIES-RODGERS

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies are running a little cool at second base. That opened the door for Brendan Rodgers, the team’s top prospect who’s swinging a hot bat. The Rockies are expected to call up the 22-year-old Rodgers for a weekend series in Philadelphia, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the move to promote the infielder drafted with the third overall pick in 2015 has not been announced. By Pat Graham. SENT: 390 words.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

_ NUGGETS-HERNANGOMEZ _ The Denver Nuggets say forward Juancho Hernangomez underwent surgery to fix a core muscle injury. (With AP Photos)

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