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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

January 6, 2019

Wyoming at 3:30 p.m.

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SHUTDOWN-YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

BOZEMAN, Mont. _ As the sun rose over the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park, Linda Carney bent over a toilet, windshield scraper in hand. “It’s the plumber’s daughter in me,” she joked, having used the scraper to remove frozen human waste from the side of the toilet. By Abby Lynes, Bozeman Daily Chronicle. SENT: 370 words.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-NATIONAL PARKS

WASHINGTON _ The National Park Service says it is taking the extraordinary step of dipping into entrance fees to pay for staffing at its highly visited parks in the wake of the partial government shutdown. P. Daniel Smith, deputy director of the service, said in a statement Sunday that the money would be used to bring in staff to maintain restrooms, clean up trash and patrol the parks. SENT: 280 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

WYOMING HUNTING _ The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports another increase in hunting applications from both residents and non-residents last year. Game and Fish Director Scott Talbott says the hunting opportunities in Wyoming are sought after because of the high-quality wildlife, access and the experience with friends and family.

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