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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

September 21, 2018

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

YELLOWSTONE-THERMAL ACTIVITY

BOZEMAN, Mont. — A thermal spring near Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park has erupted for the fourth time in the last 60 years, a park official said Thursday. Ear Spring on Yellowstone’s Geyser Hill went from being dormant on Saturday to spewing steam and water between 20 and 30 feet (6 and 9 meters) high, a height not recorded since 1957, said park spokesman Neal Herbert. It has since continued to erupt at a near-constant height of about 2 feet (0.6 meters), he said. By Matt Volz. SENT: 340 words, photos.

With: YELLOWSTONE-THERMAL ACTIVITY-THE LATEST

IN BRIEF:

— YELLOWSTONE-GEYSER TRESPASS — A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park faces additional charges after a police chase in Cheyenne.

— COSTA RICA-AMERICANS DROWNED — Police in Costa Rica say a U.S. couple has died in an accident at a waterfall known as Belen de Nosarita.

— FATAL BEAR ATTACK — Forensic testing has confirmed that the grizzly bears killed by Wyoming wildlife managers are the ones involved in the mauling death of a hunting guide last week.

— WYOMING WILDFIRE — Officials say one home has been burned in a growing wildfire in western Wyoming.

— JACKSON HOLE-MARKETING — A marketing campaign for the Jackson Hole area in Wyoming is asking visitors to minimize their environmental impact to “Keep Jackson Wild.”

— MAIL BALLOTS — An interim legislative committee has endorsed a proposed bill to allow Wyoming to move to mail-in ballot elections.

— THREAT-FEDERAL JUDGE — A Casper man accused of taking a person hostage at knifepoint and threatening to kill a federal judge has been found not competent to stand trial.

SPORTS:

FBC-WYOMING-VALLADAY

LARAMIE — Back in fall camp, there were four running backs whom Xazavian Valladay could have expected to see on the field before him. Trey Woods was the team’s leading returning rusher. Kellen Overstreet had been the team’s most effective rusher down the stretch in 2017. Nico Evans was the senior who ultimately earned the starting spot during the offseason. Jevon Bigelow was the true freshman generating hype during his first few weeks on campus. By Brandon Foster, Casper Star-Tribune. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 820 words.

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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Wyoming and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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