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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

May 14, 2019

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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ELECTION 2020-WYOMING SENATE

CHEYENNE _ Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney says she is keeping her options open about whether to seek Sen. Mike Enzi’s seat when he retires next year. The Republican daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, who won a House seat in 2016, failed to gain traction when she tried to challenge Enzi for his seat in 2014. “He’s going to be in the Senate for another 18 months,” she said at a news conference in Washington last week. “I look forward to continuing doing work on behalf of the people of Wyoming.” By Mead Gruver. SENT: 430 words, photo.

SEASONAL WORKERS-SHORTAGE

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Some eastern Idaho businesses are struggling to find seasonal workers under new, stricter visa rules for non-agricultural workers. “It’s been very difficult to deal with,” Mandi Wilkinson, a controller for MD Nursery and Landscaping, told the Post Register. “Do we take on new work? Do we have to cancel some of the work we already have?” Companies like MD Nursery had been allowed to bring back their previous foreign workers each year without counting them among the total number of visas issued. SENT: 520 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ YELLOWSTONE GEYSER _ A noisy geyser in Yellowstone National Park has roared back to life after three years of quiet. (With AP Photo)

_ JUDGE APPOINTED _ Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has named a new district court judge for Fremont County.

_ LANDFILL FIRE-LIABILITY _ Casper is planning an appeal to the Wyoming Supreme Court after a judge declined to impose a $500,000 liability limit for a blaze that originated in a city landfill.

SPORTS:

BRONCOS-FLACCO

ENGLEWOOD — Joe Flacco says his job description doesn’t include grooming his successor, so he suggests rookie Drew Lock sit back and watch him work and ask plenty of questions — of offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello. “Listen, I have so many things to worry about. I’m trying to go out there and play good football. I’m trying to go out there and play the best football of my life,” Flacco said after the Broncos’ first day of organized team activities Monday, when he faced Denver’s defense for the first time since his acquisition from Baltimore. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 800 words, photos.

NUGGETS-WRAPUP

DENVER _ Things Nikola Jokic needs to improve on in the offseason: “Is there anything?” the Denver Nuggets big man joked. Hard to find many glitches in his game right now. By all measures, Jokic and the youthful Nuggets are ahead of schedule despite the sting of a Game 7 loss at home to Portland in the Western Conference semifinals. No one predicted the Nuggets being the two seed in the West this season. After all, they hadn’t even been to the playoffs since 2013. By Pat Graham. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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