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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

January 5, 2018

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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DENVER — Investigators found several firearms in the apartment of a man who killed a Colorado sheriff’s deputy and wounded six people, including four other officers, authorities said Thursday. Douglas County sheriff’s spokeswoman Lauren Lekander declined to describe the number or type of weapons found in Matthew Riehl’s apartment, but authorities said earlier that at least one was a rifle. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 510 words, photos.


POWELL — Reynaldo “Rey” Adame woke up Tuesday morning when his dog jumped on him. That’s not unusual; but anything ordinary about the morning vanished when Adame, of Powell, realized his mobile home was on fire. “When I woke up, I was sitting on top of the fire,” Adame said Wednesday. By Ilene Olson, Powell Tribune. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 760 words.


BISMARCK, N.D. — A Wyoming-based company that illegally dumped oilfield waste in western North Dakota has paid the state more than $950,000 after the state Supreme Court affirmed the fine last month. Black Hills Trucking paid $951,526 to the North Dakota Industrial Commission last week, Department of Mineral Resources spokeswoman Alison Ritter told The Bismarck Tribune . It’s the largest fine ever collected by the regulatory group. SENT: 240 words.



WASHINGTON — The Trump administration moved Thursday to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans with a plan that would open up federal waters off California for the first time in more than three decades. The new five-year drilling plan also could open new areas of oil and gas exploration in areas off the East Coast from Florida to Maine, where drilling has been blocked for decades. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 890 words, photos.


— COAL MINING — Coal companies in the United States boosted production of the fuel in 2017 to reverse a two-year decline.

— GRAND TETON FOXES — Wildlife managers in Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming say they had to euthanize a red fox that was exhibiting bold behavior because people had been feeding it.

— ENERGY DEVELOPMENT FRUSTRATIONS — A group of southeastern Wyoming residents voiced frustrations about recent energy developments to county commissioners, claiming trucks carrying oil and gas drilling equipment continue to speed through residential areas.

— WYOMING ECONOMY — Recommendations from a group created by Gov. Matt Mead to explore how Wyoming can diversify its economy beyond fossil fuels include state investment in infrastructure, new business development and education and workforce training.

— INMATE SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP — A former Casper Re-Entry Center employee has acknowledged that she had a sexual relationship with an inmate.



RENO, Nev. — Caleb Martin scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half, Cody Martin and Jordan Caroline each had a double-double and Nevada beat Wyoming 92-83 on Wednesday night for the Wolf Pack’s 13th consecutive home win. Cody Martin finished with 22 points, including 14 after the break, and 12 rebounds and Caroline scored 18 points with a career-high 16 rebounds. Justin James had a career-high 30 points for Wyoming (10-5, 1-1). Louis Adams added 23 points — one shy of his career best — and Alan Herndon had 12 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks. SENT: 250 words.


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants’ coaching search was delayed by a winter storm that dumped nearly a 1 1/2 feet of snow on some New Jersey shore towns. The Giants had scheduled an interview Thursday with Eric Studesville, the recently fired Broncos’ running backs coach who had been in Denver since 2010 and was the interim head coach after Josh McDaniels’ firing that year. By Tom Canavan. SENT: 200 words.


DENVER — Goaltender Jonathan Bernier will fill in for an injured Semyon Varlamov when the Colorado Avalanche host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. (Game starts at 7 p.m. MT)


— FBC-WYOMING-GRANDERSON — Wyoming defensive end Carl Granderson has been named to The Associated Press 2017 All-Bowl Team.


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