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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

June 14, 2018

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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YELLOWSTONE SUPERINTENDENT

BILLINGS, Mont. — A new superintendent was named Wednesday to Yellowstone National Park, one of the crown jewels of the U.S. park system, after his predecessor said he was being forced out by the Trump administration following a dispute over bison. Cameron “Cam” Sholly will replace Dan Wenk, who has been superintendent since 2011. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 710 words, photos.

WESTERN WILDFIRES

DENVER — A fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab, while more than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. West on Wednesday. The blaze in Moab, known for its dramatic red rocks, started in a wooded area Tuesday night and quickly spread to homes over less than a square mile (kilometer), Police Chief Jim Winder said. By Colleen Slevin And Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT: 590 words, photos.

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REFINERY-NATIONAL PARK

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Health Department issued a permit Wednesday allowing construction of an oil refinery about 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Theodore Roosevelt National Park, a project opposed by several national and regional conservation groups. The Davis Refinery still has other hurdles, but the permission to build that followed a 1 ½-year state review is a major victory for the project. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 560 words. AP Photo.

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RIVER RESCUE

CODY — The Shoshone River was flowing at roughly 8,000 cubic feet per second a mile upriver from the Corbett Dam when the last of three raft occupants was plucked from its grip by Park County Search and Rescue on Saturday afternoon. The three floaters missed the take-out spot and got spilled into the water, and though none suffered serious injury they all reportedly left the river battered, bleeding and close to shock. By Max Miller, Cody Enterprise. SENT: 1,000 words.

EXCHANGE CODY NITE RODEO

CODY — Last year the lament behind the chutes at Stampede Park of “Where have all the bareback riders gone?” was not part of a country song, but a daily question for Cody Nite Rodeo in Wyoming. That should not be an issue this summer as Cody begins the 80th anniversary season of the nightly show that dates to 1938. By Lew Freedman, The Cody Enterprise. SENT: 660 words, photo.

EXCHANGE BIRD COLLECTION

LARAMIE — A couple years ago, in preparation for moving to the new Laramie High School, science teacher Erin Klauk began cleaning out old storage rooms in the science wing. “There was tons of storage, and it was filled with really old, kind of disgusting things,” she said. By Eve Newman, Laramie Boomerang. SENT: 1,900 words, photos.

EXCHANGE PARKING LOT CAMPSITE

JACKSON — Josef and Benjamin Sipiorski were hungry for adventure, but money was tight while the brothers worked as summer lifeguards to make ends meet while studying engineering at Elgin Community College and Judson University in Illinois. Even with the Teton County/Jackson Recreation Center offering to nearly double their pay as lifeguards in Jackson, it wasn’t enough for a summer lease. By John Spina, Jackson News & Guide. SENT: 830 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— WYOMING CAMPGROUND DEATH — A 19-year-old Indiana man has died after reportedly falling from rocks while climbing with a friend in southern Wyoming.

— FORKLIFT FATAL — A 22-year-old man has died after the forklift he was driving flipped and ejected him in northern Wyoming.

— LAND WITHDRAW-MINING — A portion of public land in Wyoming has been withdrawn from mining.

— SNAKE RIVER EROSION — Officials say a stretch of the Snake River in Wyoming is becoming increasingly hazardous as erosion, fallen trees and other natural effects continue to take a toll.

— POLICE SHOOTING-WYOMING — Officials say a Wyoming police officer who was shot five times last month has been released from the hospital.

SPORTS:

BRONCOS-BELIEVING IN LYNCH

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos fans have pretty much given up on Paxton Lynch. No longer do they fill the airwaves and social media posts with debates about how Denver’s 2016 first-round draft pick should be learning on the job even though he hasn’t earned the Broncos’ starting quarterback job. They’re wearing Case Keenum No. 4 jerseys now, ready to move on from the crisp No. 12s that have gotten about as much wear and tear as Lynch’s own game-day jersey. Two men who aren’t quite ready to label Lynch a blunder are general manager John Elway and coach Vance Joseph. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 840 words, photos.

BRONCOS-WARE

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — It was just like old times Wednesday at the Denver Broncos’ training complex. DeMarcus Ware took Bradley Chubb aside and gave him some pointers in between drives at the team’s mandatory minicamp. “I’ve been doing it my whole career,” said Ware, who returned to Denver as a pass-rushing consultant a year after retiring from the Broncos. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 410 words, photos.

ROCKIES-PHILLIES

PHILADELPHIA —Nick Pivetta (4-5) starts for the Phillies while LHP Tyler Anderson (3-1) goes for the Rockies in the middle game. By Mike Cranston. (Game started at 5:05 p.m. MT)

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