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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

November 15, 2018

Wyoming at 1:20 p.m.

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BILLINGS, Montana — Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, according to experts searching for ways to reduce growing death tolls from blazes in California and across the U.S. West. Western wildfires have grown ever more lethal, a grim reality driven by more housing developments sprawling into the most fire-prone grasslands and brushy canyons, experts say. Many of the ranchers and farmers who once managed those landscapes are gone, leaving terrain thick with vegetation that can explode into flames. By Matthew Brown And Ellen Knickmeyer. SENT: 900 words. AP Photos.



BOISE, Idaho — Two conservation groups say the federal government violated environmental laws by approving a Canadian company’s plan to search for gold in key wildlife habitat in eastern Idaho. The Idaho Conservation League and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition in a lawsuit filed Tuesday say the U.S. Forest Service needs to halt British Columbia-based Otis Gold Corporation’s 5-year mining exploration project in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. By Keith Ridler.


— YELLOWSTONE VISITATION — Officials at Yellowstone National Park say the park had the third busiest October on record, sending the park over the 4 million-visitation mark for the year.

— GRAND TETON-HIDDEN FALLS — A rock buttress tumbled down above the popular Hidden Falls Overlook in Grand Teton National Park, about four months after it developed a crack. Park spokeswoman Denise Germann said Wednesday that the overlook was not damaged.

— ELECTION RESULTS CERTIFIED — The Wyoming State Canvassing Board has certified results of last week’s general election. The action on Wednesday affirms the election of all five statewide elected officials, 75 Wyoming State Legislators, one U.S Senator, one U.S Representative and the retention of 18 state judges.



LARAMIE — Sean Chambers is the talk of the town. That’s what happens when you go from being the backup quarterback to the starter. Wyoming’s true freshman signal caller did that three games ago and has had a rousing introduction to the Mountain West in helping Wyoming get on its first winning streak of the season heading into Saturday’s game against Air Force. By Davis Potter, Casper Star-Tribune. SENT: 710 words.


ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — With little money to spend and few impact players interested in signing with the Bills given the uncertainty at quarterback this past offseason, general manager Brandon Beane understood Buffalo’s offense was going to struggle. Little did he realize how much. By Sports Writer John Wawrow. SENT: 990 words. AP Photos.


DENVER — The Atlanta Hawks visit the Denver Nuggets Thursday night in NBA action. Game starts 7 p.m.



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