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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

April 1, 2019

Wyoming at 1:10 p.m.

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TRIBES-ROADKILL REPOSITORY

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. _ Arizona Native American tribes on the hunt for animal hides, antlers, teeth and other parts for cultural and religious use have a unique new resource: the state’s wildlife agency. A recently launched program allows Arizona’s nearly two dozen tribes to make requests to the state Game and Fish Department for animals that have died from poaching or natural causes, or after being hit by a vehicle. The Arizona program appears to be unique in the West. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 750 words. AP Photos.

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UW-NEW DEGREES _ The University of Wyoming will offer three new bachelor’s degree programs starting this fall. The UW Board of Trustees this past week approved new bachelor’s degrees in general studies; elementary and special education; and art education.

ALSO OF WYOMING INTEREST:

DUKE ENERGY-COAL ASH

RALEIGH, N.C. _ The country’s largest electric company was ordered Monday to excavate coal ash from all of its North Carolina power plant sites, slashing the risk of toxic chemicals leaking into water supplies but potentially adding billions of dollars to the costs consumers pay. Duke Energy Corp. must remove the residue left after decades of burning coal to produce electricity, North Carolina’s environmental agency said. The company had proposed covering some storage pits with a waterproof cap, saying that would prevent rain from passing through and carrying chemicals through the unlined bottoms and would provide a quicker and cheaper option. By Emery P. Dalesio. SENT: 560 words. AP Photos.

SPORTS:

FBC--WYOMING-DEFENSE

LARAMIE, Wyo. _ It wasn’t broken, so there was no need to fix anything. That’s essentially the way Wyoming coach Craig Bohl viewed his decision when looking for a new defensive coordinator. He could’ve made an outside hire when Scottie Hazelton left for the same position at Kansas State back in January, but safeties coach Jake Dickert was already well-versed in a defense that had been one of the Mountain West’s best under Hazelton the previous two seasons. By Davis Potter, Casper Star-Tribune. SENT: 870 words.

BKW-WNIT--WYOMING _ Wyoming fell to Arizona 67-45 on Sunday in the quarterfinals of the WNIT at Tucson. The Cowgirls struggled from the field and didn’t hit its first 3-point goal until the fourth quarter.

HKN--AVALANCHE-BLUES

ST. LOUIS _ The Colorado Avalanche, down to a handful of games to land a playoff spot, visit the St. Louis Blues. By Warren Mayes. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 6 p.m.

BBN--ROCKIES-RAYS

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. _ Fresh off taking three of four games from the Houston Astros, the Tampa Bay Rays open a three-game series against right-hander Chad Bettis and the Colorado Rockies at Tropicana Field. By Fred Goodall. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 5:10 p.m.

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