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Gubernatorial candidates face off in Riverton

Gubernatorial candidates face off in Riverton

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Republican Gov. Matt Mead says addressing all of Wyoming’s priorities, including education and health care, requires a robust economy.

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Bus carrying 13 children rolls; minor injuries

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Authorities say a school bus carrying 13 young children and four adults crashed and rolled on the Wind River Indian Reservation, but only minor injuries were reported.

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Ruling to come soon: Gay marriage opponents hint that judge may rule against them

Ruling to come soon: Gay marriage opponents hint that judge may rule against them

CASPER, Wyo. — A federal judge could decide within days whether to legalize gay marriage in Wyoming, and opponents are already hinting that he might rule against them.

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Wyoming business group looks to boost incomes

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A Laramie business group wants to diversify the local economy and boost incomes, which lag behind Wyoming counties with high-paying energy jobs.

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Mule deer gets tomato cage stuck on antlers

Mule deer gets tomato cage stuck on antlers

CODY, Wyo. — Wyoming wildlife officials had to lend a helping hand to a mule deer that got a tomato cage stuck on its antlers this week.

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Gas Natural sells its Wyoming Energy West assets

CODY, Wyo. — Energy West Inc. is selling its subsidiary, Energy West Wyoming Inc. to Black Hills Corp. for $17 million.

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Pedestrian struck on Wyoming roadway

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A pedestrian was critically injured after being struck by a vehicle on a Cheyenne roadway.

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6 grizzly bear deaths expected in Wyoming elk hunting

6 grizzly bear deaths expected in Wyoming elk hunting

JACKSON, Wyo. — Federal wildlife managers expect six more grizzly bears will be killed during the next nine years as an unintended consequence of elk hunting in Grand Teton National Park and the adjacent National Elk Refuge.

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Gay marriage developments: Wyoming holds out

Gay marriage developments: Wyoming holds out

Court arguments over gay marriage move to conservative places like Wyoming, among the dwindling number of states still fighting to keep state gay marriage bans in place. Recent developments on same-sex marriage around the country:

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Montana decides to keep Yellowstone bison in state

Montana decides to keep Yellowstone bison in state

HELENA, Mont. — Montana wildlife officials decided Thursday against shipping 145 bison captured from Yellowstone National Park to the Bronx zoo and other locations across the nation, choosing to send them to an American Indian reservation within the state.

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Mead enjoys commanding lead in poll

Mead enjoys commanding lead in poll

CASPER, Wyo. — Republican Gov. Matt Mead has a 25-point lead over Democrat Pete Gosar in the Wyoming gubernatorial race, according to a new poll commissioned by the Casper Star-Tribune.

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Judge in gay marriage case known for calm professionalism

Judge in gay marriage case known for calm professionalism

CASPER, Wyo. — Gay marriage supporters gathered in downtown Casper on Wednesday, hoisting signs with slogans such as “Marriage is a civil right.”

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Child listed in Amber Alert found safe in Kentucky

Child listed in Amber Alert found safe in Kentucky

The Amber Alert for Heaven Angel Torres has been canceled, said Jennifer Viets of the Montana Missing Persons Clearinghouse. 

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Wyoming hunters reminded to stop at check stations

CASPER, Wyo. — Wildlife officials are reminding hunters, trappers and anglers that they are required to stop at a check station if it is on their normal route, even if they did not kill an animal.

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Feds announce sage grouse deal

PINEDALE, Wyo. — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell hailed an agreement with nine Wyoming landowners as a milestone in national sage grouse conservation efforts at a ceremony Wednesday, saying the move could prevent the bird from being listed under the Endangered Species Act.

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Dozens rally in Casper for same-sex marriage

Dozens rally in Casper for same-sex marriage

CASPER, Wyo. — Gay Wyomingites and their supporters rallied in downtown Casper on Wednesday, one day ahead of a federal court hearing that could decide the fate of same-sex marriage in the state.

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Wyoming man detained on federal charge in train theft

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A Wyoming man remains detained on federal charges that he took a locomotive from a coal mine where he worked and intentionally crashed it into another train at a nearby mine.

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Wyoming teen shooting suspect faces adult trial

Wyoming teen shooting suspect faces adult trial

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A 16-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting a young man in the head at point-blank range as he begged for his life likened the situation to putting down an injured deer, a police detective testified Wednesday.

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Wyoming legislators voice opposition to proposed EPA water rule

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming water regulators are preparing for what they say will be a vague regulatory climate upon the passage of the Environmental Protection Agency’s "Waters of the U.S." rule.

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50 Wyoming business owners voice gay marriage support

50 Wyoming business owners voice gay marriage support

CASPER, Wyo. — More than 50 business leaders around Wyoming are publicly supporting same-sex marriage in Wyoming.

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Elk hunting season in Grand Teton begins Saturday

Elk hunting season in Grand Teton begins Saturday

MOOSE, Wyo. — Grand Teton National Park's annual elk reduction program is scheduled to begin Saturday.

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Grand Teton grizzly removed from Jackson area

Grand Teton grizzly removed from Jackson area

JACKSON, Wyo. — A grizzly bear that was removed from a residential area near Jackson late last week was the same one that caused a temporary road closure in Grand Teton National Park last month.

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Wyoming rig count up 25 percent since June

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s drilling fleet has grown 25 percent since June, with the state adding two more rigs last week to bring the total number to 62.

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Gay marriage advocates hope for quick court resolution

Gay marriage advocates hope for quick court resolution

CASPER, Wyo. — Plaintiffs in a same-sex marriage case in federal court hope U.S. District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl will decide quickly, perhaps even at the close of Thursday’s hearing, that the nuptials are a right in Wyoming.

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Balow leads Ceballos by 19 percent in Star-Tribune schools chief poll

Balow leads Ceballos by 19 percent in Star-Tribune schools chief poll

CASPER, Wyo. — Republican Jillian Balow leads the race for Wyoming superintendent of public instruction, according to polling commissioned by the Casper Star-Tribune.

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