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CHEYENNE — The U.S. defense secretary plans to take part in a ceremony in Wyoming marking the beginning of a process to return disputed church bells to the Philippines. Upcoming: 130 words, photos, by 3 p.m.
— WYOMING-INVESTMENT STRATEGY — Wyoming may change its investment strategy to a more conservative approach for the state’s checking account.
— COAL MINE EXPANSION. — State environmental regulators have given the OK to expanding a coal mine in southeastern Montana and set a $13.7 million cleanup bond.
— BRUCELLOSIS-WYOMING — A new case of brucellosis has been found in a cattle herd in northwest Wyoming, and the herd has been placed in quarantine. The Wyoming Livestock Board says additional tests are being conducted on the herd in Teton County to confirm the disease.
— GORDON-TRANSITION — Wyoming Gov.-elect Mark Gordon has named co-chairs to lead his transition committee. Gordon announced Tuesday that Pat Arp, the current Wyoming Deputy State Treasurer, and Gale Geringer, who was Gordon’s campaign manager, will serve as co-chairs of his transition team.
— LIBERTY PIPELINE — Phillips 66 and Bridger Pipeline say they have preliminary plans for a new pipeline to send Bakken crude oil to Texas. The companies say the Liberty Pipeline would transport 350,000 barrels of oil per day from the Bakken and Rockies production areas to Corpus Christi, Texas.
— BIGHORN NATIONAL FOREST-SNOWMOBILING — Snowmobiling season is scheduled to open this week in the Bighorn National Forest depending on the amount of snowfall.
DENVER — The Denver Nuggets try to end a three-game skid Tuesday night when they host a Houston Rockets team dealing with turmoil surrounding Carmelo Anthony. By Dennis Georgatos. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos from 9 p.m. game.
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