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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

October 4, 2018

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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GRIZZLY KILLED-WYOMING

CODY — Wildlife managers in Wyoming are investigating the shooting of a grizzly bear by a hunting guide as the animals become more active searching for food before the harsh winter sets in and as more bears are roaming the landscape. The bear was shot Tuesday in the upper South Fork of the Shoshone River after charging three guides and their horses, according to Park County commissioner and outfitter Lee Livingston. SENT: 410 words, photo.

FIREFIGHTING AIR BASE

POCATELLO, Idaho — Federal officials are expanding a firefighting air base in eastern Idaho. The air base at the Pocatello Regional Airport is busier than ever, as its traditional service area has spread further into Wyoming, Oregon and Nevada, officials said. SENT: 270 words.

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WESTERN ARTS CELEBRATION

CODY — Painter Kathryn Turner arrived for her second Rendezvous Royale Quick Draw and started setting up in the big tent as she had done last year. It wasn’t until a show staff member approached her that she realized she could go outside. When the 90-minute time began, she was camped out in the shade of a pine. By Zac Taylor, Cody Enterprise. SENT: 670 words, photos.

GILLETTE WELDER

GILLETTE — Talk to Colby Uran about the Rube Goldberg-looking gizmos called pressure vessels and he can tell you many of the ways to weld them. The Gillette College student knows just how many pressure vessels he’s crafted and welded the past three months as he prepares for a chance to represent the nation at an international WorldSkills Competition. By Kathy Brown, Gillette News Record. SENT: 800 words.

COON HUNTING

WORLAND — Worland fifth-grade students reading “Where the Red Fern Grows” got a local glimpse into the life of coon hunting with a field trip to the Carrell Farm south of Worland. The popular book by Wilson Rawls is about a boy and his two coon hounds, Old Dan and Little Ann. Fifth-graders visited the Dean Carrell Farm and listened as Carrell told them about the changes over the years to coon hunting, what he looks for in a coon dog including certain characteristics like how loud they are when they are on the hunt or have located a coon. By Karla Pomeroy, Northern Wyoming Daily News. SENT: 270 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— TRENCH COLLAPSE — Authorities say dangerous working conditions are to blame for the deaths two men who suffocated in a Wyoming trench.

— BUFFALO BILL ART SHOW — A Wyoming fine art sale with a Western theme once again saw more than $1 million worth of art sold during the event.

— WYOMING WILDFIRES — The number of firefighters working to contain a wildfire in western Wyoming is being reduced as rain is helping to put a damper on the fire.

— SCHOOL DRUG ARREST — A Rock Springs high school student has been arrested on a felony drug distribution charge after several other students overdosed on an opioid treatment drug.

SPORTS:

ROCKIES-BREWERS PREVIEW

MILWAUKEE — The red-hot Brewers, who won eight in a row to end the season to take the NL Central title, host Colorado Rockies in a division series matchup. By Genaro C. Armas. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

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— NLDS-ROCKIES-BREWERS-STARTERS — Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell says he will open the National League Division Series against the Colorado Rockies with a bullpen day on the mound. SENT: 130-word APNewsNow.

— NLDS-ROCKIES-BREWERS MATCHUP CAPSULE

CUBS WRAPUP

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs headed into the offseason with some issues to address after getting knocked out by Colorado in a marathon wild-card game, whether it’s the inconsistency on offense or the future of manager Joe Maddon. Kris Bryant could use the offseason to heal. And shortstop Addison Russell’s future with the club is in doubt. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

CONFOUNDING KEENUM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Quarterbacks are lighting it up at a record-setting pace this season with 228 touchdown throws in the first month of the season. Case Keenum hasn’t joined the party. The Denver Broncos’ new quarterback has just three touchdown passes — none since the opener against Seattle — and his six interceptions are just one shy of the total he had last season in Minnesota. Keenum is the first Broncos QB since John Elway in 1986 to go three consecutive games with 20 throws and zero touchdowns. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 830 words, photos.

CHIEFS-ODD DEFENSE

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs give up yards by the dozen, whether it’s by ground or by air. Yet the strangest thing happens when they actually manage to force a third down: They make a stop. Yes, what is statistically the worst defense in the NFL is also the best when stopping teams from converting on that crucial down. They allowed the Broncos to convert just two of their 11 tries, and none of their four in the second half, when Kansas City mounted its comeback in a 27-23 victory. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 700 words, photos.

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