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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

December 19, 2018

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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OLY-SALT LAKE-OLYMPIC REBOOT

SALT LAKE CITY — When Salt Lake City pursued the Winter Olympics more than two decades ago, competition was so fierce that lavishing International Olympic Committee members with gifts and favors seemed commonplace. Salt Lake City got caught in a bribery scandal that nearly derailed the plans for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Two decades later, the script has flipped. By Brady McCombs. SENT: 860 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK VISITATION _ Figures show that November was not an abnormally busy month for Yellowstone National Park.

_ HITCHING POST INN-FIRE _ Cheyenne fire crews put out a fire in a room at the recently condemned Hitching Post Inn.

_ MISSING HIKER _ Colorado authorities say skeletal remains are those of 20-year-old man who went missing on Mount Herman near Colorado Springs.

_ WYOMING RAINY-DAY FUNDS _ Wyoming lawmakers are looking for new ways to invest money from the state’s so-called “rainy day” account.

_ WYOMING-OIL AND GAS DRILLING _ The slide in oil prices hasn’t yet suppressed the growth in oil and gas companies seeking permits to drill in Wyoming.

_ WIFE KILLED-HUSBAND _ A Wyoming prosecutor says he won’t seek the death penalty for a 76-year-old man accused of killing his wife.

SPORTS:

BEHIND THE CALL

DENVER _ Just six days after needling his quarterback for not being aggressive enough, Broncos coach Vance Joseph found Denver’s season on the brink and his job on the line. He backed down. Trailing the Browns by four points in the waning minutes and facing fourth-and-1 from the Cleveland 6, Joseph sent his kicker onto the field to a chorus of boos at Mile High Stadium. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 970 words, photos.

MAVERICKS-NUGGETS

DENVER _ The Western Conference-leading Denver Nuggets have won 10 of their last 12 heading into Tuesday’s contest against the Dallas Mavericks. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. (Game starts at 7 p.m. MT)

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