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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

December 25, 2018

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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RAPID CITY, S.D. — A South Dakota utility says its move to establish a massive wind farm in Wyoming aims to help its largest consumers fulfill their sustainability goals but doesn’t signify a shift from traditional energy production. SENT: 330 words.


RENO, Nev. — Off-road vehicle enthusiasts are suing the U.S. Forest Service over the bistate sage grouse in Nevada and California. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


IDAHO FALLS, Idaho _ It’s called the “Dark Side” because the 50 workers there prefer to keep the lights low so they can dim the brightness on their computer screens. Or maybe it’s because of what they do in cyber research and development. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 890 words, photos.


SHERIDAN _ Two young men just a few years out of high school hope to restore Sheridan Iron Works to its original glory and operate it under its original name by February 2019. By Ashleigh Fox, The Sheridan Press. SENT: 720 words.


AVALANCHE DEATH _ Authorities say a Rock Springs man died after he was buried in an avalanche while snowmobiling near Pinedale.

COAL PLANTS-GROUNDWATER _ A utility says groundwater beneath three coal-fired power plants in Wyoming has tested positive for certain contaminants.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE-WYOMING _ Wyoming’s U.S. senators were among those who didn’t vote to approve a major overhaul of the federal criminal justice system.

WYOMING MULE DEER CORRIDOR _ Biologists and wildlife experts in Wyoming and neighboring states have asked the United States Department of the Interior to delay leasing any land for oil and gas that overlap with Wyoming’s only designated mule deer migration corridor.



OAKLAND, Calif. _ The Oakland Raiders host the Denver Broncos in what could be the final NFL game ever at the Coliseum. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 6:15 p.m. MST.


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