AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY
Jul. 25, 2018
Wyoming at 6 p.m.
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BOISE, Idaho — Fire-lookout towers perched atop remote, craggy peaks across the U.S. West may seem like quaint reminders of an era before satellites, smartphones and jet-propelled air tankers. Indeed, some of the structures are more than 100 years old. But with their lofty views and good old-fashioned human observation, fire lookouts play a crucial role in the nation's front-line efforts to stop wildfires. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 920 words, photos.
— WYOMING ECONOMY-WORKFORCE TRAINING — A member of Gov. Matt Mead's staff says a workforce training program enacted this year isn't working as intended because of bureaucratic hurdles.
— YELLOWSTONE-FIRE DANGER — Yellowstone National Park's fire danger has reached a high ranking for the first time this year following several of weeks of sunny weather and curing vegetation.
— UNEMPLOYMENT RATE — Wyoming's unemployment rate remains at 3.7 percent but is lower than it was a year ago.
— WYOMING LOTTERY — The Wyoming Lottery has provided nearly $1.5 million in profits for distribution to state cities, towns and counties.
DENVER — With their seven game win streak over, the Colorado Rockies return home for a two-game series with reigning World Series champion Houston on Tuesday. Lefty Tyler Anderson starts for the Rockies against Houston's Gerrit Cole. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. (Game starts at 6:40 p.m. MT)
PICK 6-COACHES' HOT SEAT
NEW YORK — The NFL season doesn't start for another six weeks and already job security is an issue for some coaches. Yes, even in late July. Every season, teams that entered with low expectations show significant improvement and make unexpected deep postseason runs. Last season, Jacksonville with coach Doug Marrone went to the AFC championship game and held a late lead at New England before Tom Brady rallied the Patriots. And, of course, the Eagles and coach Doug Pederson, despite losing Carson Wentz to a torn ACL, beat Brady and Bill Belichick in the Super Bowl. By Simmi Buttar. SENT: 890 words, photos.
SPORTS IN BRIEF:
— WYOMING-PRESEASON CONFERENCE — Three Wyoming players have been named to the Preseason All-Mountain West Conference Team.
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