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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

January 8, 2019

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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WYOMING GOVERNOR

CHEYENNE, Wyo. _ Mark Gordon wore a yellow safety vest for a swearing-in Monday as Wyoming’s 33rd governor, which took place in a well-known yet unusual setting: The Wyoming State Capitol, which has been closed for renovations for over three years. Because of safety restrictions, only a small crowd of a few dozen relatives, state officials, construction personnel and an Associated Press pool reporter witnessed the 6 a.m. ceremony under the glare of construction lights. By Mead Gruver. SENT: 510 words, photos.

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OREGON WOLVES

PORTLAND, Ore. _ Environmental groups in Oregon announced Monday they have withdrawn from talks on how to manage the state’s rebounding wolf population because of what they called a “broken” process, and concerns that state wildlife officials want to make it easier to kill wolves that eat livestock without trying other alternatives. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 790 words, photos on national lines.

IN BRIEF:

_ RIVERTON DEATHS _ Wyoming police are investigating a suspected double homicide in Riverton.

_ AVALANCHE-HIGHWAY _ Crews have reopened a highway in western Wyoming that had been closed because of an avalanche.

_ GRAND TARGHEE RESORT _ Grand Targhee Resort in northwest Wyoming is celebrating its 50th winter season this year.

SPORTS:

HALL OF FAME

Texas quarterback Vince Young and Notre Dame speedster Raghib Ismail have been selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, along with 11 other players and two coaches, including Dennis Erickson. Young was the Heisman Trophy runner-up and led the Longhorns to the 2005 national championship with a memorable performance in the Rose Bowl against Southern California. Ismail, better known as Rocket, was an electric receiver and kick returner for the Fighting Irish and the Heisman runner-up in 1990. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 350 words, photos.

BRONCOS COACHING SEARCH

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — John Elway met with Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio about the Denver Broncos’ head coaching vacancy Monday, a day after Chicago’s 16-15 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC wild-card playoffs. At 60, Fangio is the oldest of the five candidates on Elway’s short list as he searches for his fourth head coach in six years. Fangio was also expected to interview for Miami’s head coaching vacancy, but the Dolphins didn’t schedule an interview with him. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 710 words, photo.

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