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CARBON CAPTURE RESEARCH

GILLETTE — To the untrained eye, the 226,000 square feet of leveled ground with intermittent pipe couplings looks like a big, empty space. That's not what Ted Jones sees. "I see opportunity," said Jones, a member of Carbon Cure Technologies, a research team based out of Halifax, Canada, and one of five NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize finalists that will occupy one of the five small research bays at the Integrated Test Center. By Greg Johnson, Gillette News Record.

IN BRIEF:

—AGRICULTURE SECRETARY-WYOMING — The head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture visited Wyoming as part of a four-state tour to highlight Trump administration priorities on support for farmers and food stamps.

—NATIONAL CEMETERY ADDITION — A bill to double the size of the Black Hills National Cemetery in western South Dakota is headed for President Donald Trump's approval after the U.S. House passed the legislation.

SPORTS:

FBH--LOVELL COACH

CASPER — Jennifer Gardner became the first woman in Wyoming history to serve as head coach of a high school football team after Big Horn County School District No. 2 selected her Monday to run Lovell High School's program. Gardner's promotion comes after she served three seasons as an assistant coach, specializing in the offensive and defensive lines. By Brady Oltmans, Casper Star-Tribune. SENT: 510 words.

BBN--ROCKIES-GIANTS

SAN FRANCISCO — Right-hander Jeff Samardzija (1-2, 6.94 ERA) pitches the opener against Colorado in the Giants' first matchup of 2018 with the division rival Rockies. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos from game that starts at 8:15 p.m.

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