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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

May 10, 2019

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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POWER GENERATION

BILLINGS, Mont. _ U.S. demand for coal to generate electricity will keep sliding in coming months, federal officials said Thursday, despite efforts by the Trump administration to shore up the struggling industry. Renewable energy sources including wind, solar and hydropower are expected to fill much of the gap left by coal’s decline, according to the Energy Information Administration. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 560 words, photo.

RAILROAD ANNIVERSARY-CHINESE WORKERS

OGDEN, Utah — Michael Kwan can’t help but think about what life was like on a daily basis for his great-great-grandfather in the 1860s, working 12-hour days in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range on the Transcontinental Railroad that would reshape the American landscape. “You’re not talking about 12 hours sitting at a desk or sitting on a bench. You’re talking about 12 hours of lifting and hammering and blowing things up,” said Kwan, a judge in Salt Lake City. “And I complain when my trainer says we’re going to add 10 pounds.” By Terry Tang. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

With: RAILROAD ANNIVERSARY-THE LATEST

RAILROAD ANNIVERSARY-AP WAS THERE

The May 10, 1869, completion of the Transcontinental Railroad was a pivotal moment in the United States, ushering in a period of progress and expansion nationwide. SENT: 940 words, photos.

OF WYOMING INTEREST:

WOLVES-FEDERAL PROTECTION

SPOKANE, Wash. — Wolves should be removed from the federal endangered species list throughout Washington state, Washington Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind wrote in a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released this week. “This is the right direction for wolf conservation and management in our state long-term,” Susewind wrote in a letter dated April 18 and released Wednesday. “The department is confident that Washington’s wolf population is on a path leading to successful recovery.” By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 560 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ WYOMING COAL PRODUCER _ A troubled Wyoming coal-mining company has paid nearly $700,000 in property taxes but still owes millions in other local taxes.

_ WYOMING GOVERNOR-COAL _ Wyoming’s governor says his state can be part of solving the problem of climate change while producing more coal than any other.

_ MUSHROOM RULES _ National forest managers in western Wyoming expect to see large numbers of mushroom hunters in the weeks ahead.

_ WILD HORSE ADOPTION _ The Bureau of Land Management is putting up for adoption dozens of wild horses and burros in Wyoming this month.

SPORTS:

NUGGETS-TRAIL BLAZERS

PORTLAND, Ore. _ The Denver Nuggets have a 3-2 advantage going into Game 6 of their Western Conference semifinal against the Portland Trail Blazers. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. (Game starts at 8:30 p.m. MT)

AVALANCHE WRAPUP

DENVER — To Gabriel Landeskog and the Colorado Avalanche, this was up for debate: Whether his skate brushed the blue line on what would’ve been a game-tying goal in Game 7 before being overturned. To the Colorado captain and his teammates, this was not debatable: Their prospects moving forward. By Pat Graham. SENT: 860 words, photos.

GIANTS-ROCKIES

DENVER _ Nolan Arenado homered among his three hits and Chris Iannetta hit a go-ahead two-run double in the sixth inning to lead the Colorado Rockies over the San Francisco Giants 12-11 on Thursday. Arenado reached base five times, starting with his 10th home run. Ian Desmond and Mark Reynolds also homered on a cold, sometimes wintry day at Coors Field. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

GIANTS-POSEY

DENVER — The San Francisco Giants have placed catcher Buster Posey on the seven-day concussion list after a foul ball hit his helmet on Sunday. Posey said he was hit in the fourth inning of the game against the Cincinnati Reds. He played in Tuesday’s game against the Colorado Rockies. “I recall it happening in Sunday’s game in the fourth inning,” Posey said Thursday. “I can’t remember what batter it was. SENT: 320 words, photo.

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