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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

April 7, 2019

Wyoming at 4 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

LOST WATER

LAS VEGAS — Researchers are working to better measure how much water is lost to evaporation at the nation’s two largest reservoirs as part of effort they say could lead to new water management strategies. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Desert Research Institute have teamed up to study evaporation at Lake Powell, building upon ongoing research at Lake Mead, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported last week. SENT: 400 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ BARE KNUCKLE FIGHTS-FRAUD _ The CEO of the World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation is accused of defrauding fighters and businesses during an event in Casper.

_ SHARP-TAILED GROUSE-MONTANA _ Wildlife officials are proposing to re-establish sharp-tailed grouse populations in parts of western Montana where the bird is believed to be wiped out.

_ YELLOWSTONE ELK _ Wildlife officials say Yellowstone National Park’s northern elk herd count is down and that the herd will likely be affected by fewer calves surviving winter.

SPORTS:

DODGERS-ROCKIES

DENVER _ The homer-hitting Los Angeles Dodgers go for a sweep of the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. The Dodgers have won seven straight over Colorado dating to last season. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. (Game starts at 6:30 p.m. MT)

NUGGETS-BLAZERS

PORTLAND, Ore. _ The Portland Trail Blazers are just one game up on the Utah Jazz for fourth place in the Western Conference going into Sunday’s game against the Nuggets, who defeated them in Denver on Friday night. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. (Game starts at 7 p.m. MT)

NBA PLAYOFF PICTURE

A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with four days remaining in the regular season. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 1,120 words, photos.

PLAYOFF PRIMER

The team expected to win it all faces an opponent that loaded up for the same thing, the defending champions go up against a playoff newcomer and the wild West is wide open in the quest for the Stanley Cup. The NHL playoffs open Wednesday when the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning host the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of their first-round series. Five of the eight series get underway Wednesday and the other three Thursday. By Stephen Whyno. SENT: 630 words, photos.

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