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AP is moving election test reports for the November 6, (Wyoming) general election starting on Monday, October 8:
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EMIGRANT, Mont. — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke approved a 20-year ban on new mining claims in the towering mountains north of Yellowstone National Park on Monday, after two proposed gold mines raised concerns that an area drawing tourists from the around the globe could be spoiled. As Zinke signed the mineral ban at an outdoor ceremony in Montana’s Paradise Valley, a bank of clouds behind him broke apart to reveal the snow-covered flank of Emigrant Peak. The picturesque, 10,915-foot (3,327-meter) mountain has been at the center of the debate over whether mining should be allowed. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 740 words, photos.
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Advocates of taxing fossil fuels believe their position is stronger now because of an alarming new report on climate change and a Nobel Prize awarded to by two American economists, but neither development is likely to break down political resistance to a carbon tax. Previous alarms about global warming met with resistance from Congress and the White House. President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris agreement on climate change last year. By David Koenig. SENT: 790 words, photos.
— FATAL FIRE — Natrona County authorities say one person has been found dead following a fire at a trailer home in Mills early Monday. The identity of the female victim and cause of death were not immediately released.
— TRAIN CRASH-WYOMING — The body of a second Union Pacific Railroad employee has been recovered from the site of last week’s train crash in southeast Wyoming.
— ELK POACHED — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is investigating who is responsible for killing and removing the head of a bull elk in the Bighorn Mountains and leaving all edible portions of the animal to waste.
DENVER — The immediate picture for the Colorado Rockies looks grim: a slumping offense that couldn’t support solid pitching led to a quick end of Rocktober. The larger view, now that’s one third baseman Nolan Arenado prefers to take with him into the offseason. By Pat Graham. SENT: 800 words, photos.
DENVER — For once, the Colorado Rockies head into the offseason searching for more pop at the plate to go with excellent pitching, not the other way around. The Rockies lacked patience at the plate in getting swept by Milwaukee in the best-of-five NL Division Series with a 6-0 loss Sunday, their second straight shutout. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 820 words, photos.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Coach Vance Joseph said Monday “everything’s being considered right now” when asked if he’s contemplating lineup changes or taking over the play-calling from defensive coordinator Joe Woods. “It’s all being considered. We’re still watching the tape to figure out what’s the best course of action, but it’s all being considered,” Joseph said a day after the Broncos’ 34-16 loss to the New York Jets in which they allowed 512 yards, 343 on the ground. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 900 words, photos.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Jamal Adams gathered the New York Jets’ defensive players before their game against the Denver Broncos and spoke from the heart. They were about to take the field without Kacy Rodgers, the defensive coordinator sidelined with what coach Todd Bowles says is a “serious” illness. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 950 words, photos.
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