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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

March 13, 2019

Wyoming at 1:05 p.m.

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GRAND TETON-CELL TOWERS

CHEYENNE, Wyo. _ A national park in Wyoming is moving ahead with plans for a network of cell towers amid questions about how the National Park Service balances public safety with the experience of wilderness. Grand Teton National Park is taking public comment on plans for nine cell towers in already-developed areas of the park in northwestern Wyoming. The park currently has two cell towers. By Mead Gruver. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.

WESTERN WINTER WEATHER

CHEYENNE, Wyo. _ A raging winter storm prompted the cancellation Wednesday of more than 1,000 flights in Denver and closed hundreds of miles of interstate highways in other parts of the West and Upper Midwest. The storm brought blizzard conditions to parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska and South Dakota. SENT: 280 words. Will be updated. AP Photos.

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TRUMP-NATIONAL MONUMENTS

Congressional Democrats and tribal leaders are renewing criticisms of President Donald Trump for scaling back two national monuments in Utah following a wider review of lands protected around the country by past presidents. Democratic members of the House Natural Resources Committee said during a hearing Wednesday in Washington that the 2017 national monument review had a predetermined outcome and didn’t take into account tribal interests despite some of the lands being sacred to them. By Brady Mccombs and Matthew Brown. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.

SPORTS:

BKC--WYOMING-NEW MEXICO

LAS VEGAS _ The tenth-seeded Wyoming Cowboys open the Mountain West Basketball Championship on Wednesday against New Mexico. Game starts at 2:30 p.m.

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