AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY
Jul. 24, 2018
Wyoming at 1:10 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: 912 words, photos.
— 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. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported Tuesday that the June jobless rate was the same as it was in May.
— WYOMING LOTTERY — The Wyoming Lottery has provided nearly $1.5 million in profits for distribution to state cities, towns and counties. It is the highest amount ever transferred during a quarter to the state since the launch of the Wyoming Lottery in 2014.
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 from 6:40 p.m. game.
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, including Denver's Vance Joseph. By Simmi Buttar. SENT: 870 words, photos
— WYOMING-PRESEASON CONFERENCE — Three Wyoming players have been named to the Preseason All-Mountain West Conference Team. Senior strong safety Andrew Wingard, senior defensive end Carl Granderson and junior defensive tackle Youhanna Ghaifan were all selected to the 25-member team announced Tuesday.
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