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Idaho zoo receives grizzly bear from Wyoming

POCATELLO, Idaho — A young grizzly bear captured in Wyoming, where she became potentially dangerous after receiving food from humans, has arrived at a zoo in southeast Idaho.

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2 enterovirus cases confirmed in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Health officials say testing has confirmed that two Wyoming children have been sickened by an unusual respiratory virus.

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Judge: Feds to respond to Wyoming's wolf petition

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service and conservation groups to respond to the state of Wyoming's request to reverse a recent order transferring management of wolves in the state back to federal control.

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Wyoming employers consider health care claims database

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming employers discussed the benefit of pooling their private health plan data into a database that would allow them to research the costs of health care to the state’s employers Thursday in Casper.

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Record antelope numbers counted in Jackson Hole

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Biologists in northwest Wyoming have counted a record number of animals in the small but unusual herd of pronghorn antelope that migrates into and out of Jackson Hole every year, as well as strong numbers of elk and mule deer.

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Free entry at Yellowstone, Glacier on Saturday

Free entry at Yellowstone, Glacier on Saturday

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Entrance fees will be waived at Yellowstone National Park and at Montana's Glacier National Park on Saturday to celebrate National Public Lands Day.

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Static electricity, lack of fire-retardant clothing to blame in fatal gas field blast

CASPER, Wyo. — The fatal flash fire at a natural gas processing site in western Wyoming appears to have been caused by static electricity, according to a preliminary investigation by the Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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Gov. Mead says state has presented wolf solution

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said Thursday he's hopeful that a federal judge will agree a quick administrative fix is all that's necessary to return wolf management to the state.

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Suspect in Casper shooting dead after police chase

CASPER, Wyo. — A man suspected of shooting and injuring his ex-wife in Casper died of an apparent suicide after a pursuit with the Wyoming Highway Patrol in southwestern Wyoming.

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Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle in Cody on Wednesday night

CODY, Wyo. — A 57-year-old Cody man has died after being struck by a vehicle.

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School district will not release investigation report

CASPER, Wyo. — A report from the recent investigation into Natrona County High School personnel is being withheld from the public based on privacy concerns, a Natrona County School District attorney said Wednesday.

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Casper woman shot in her home; hospital on lockdown

Casper woman shot in her home; hospital on lockdown

CASPER, Wyo. — A man shot a woman he was romantically involved with at her Casper home Wednesday afternoon, police said.

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Renewable energy plan hinges on huge Utah caverns

Renewable energy plan hinges on huge Utah caverns

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of electricity generated by the Hoover Dam includes an engineering feat even more massive than that famous structure: Four chambers, each approaching the size of the Empire State Building, wou…

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Moose tranquilized near Capitol building in Cheyenne

Moose tranquilized near Capitol building in Cheyenne

CASPER, Wyo. — A moose wandered the streets of Wyoming’s capital Wednesday morning, stopping traffic and drawing crowds.

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1 dead following Wyoming gas explosion

1 dead following Wyoming gas explosion

One of the four people injured after a natural gas storage tank exploded Tuesday in western Wyoming has died, according to the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City.

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Wyoming Medical Center prepares to open McMurry Tower

Wyoming Medical Center prepares to open McMurry Tower

CASPER, Wyo. — Construction workers hustled through hallways and lobbies Tuesday, putting the finishing touches on Wyoming Medical Center’s new $42.5 million crown jewel.

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Bus driver in triple fatal appears in court

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A woman accused of driving a bus full of coal miners through a construction zone and into a line of stopped cars — killing three Gillette men — has made her initial court appearance.

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Wyoming PAWS numbers reflect new test

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — This year’s Wyoming sixth-graders did the best, while this year’s seniors performed the worst on the latest round of standardized testing.

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Four companies announce $8 billion wind farm outside Chugwater

CASPER, Wyo. — Four companies unveiled a $8 billion proposal on Tuesday to generate electricity at a wind farm in Wyoming, store its power at a salt deposit in Utah and ship it to California during hours of peak demand.

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Judge reinstates protections for Wyoming wolves

Judge reinstates protections for Wyoming wolves

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming wolves are back under federal projection after a ruling Tuesday by a federal judge in Washington, D.C.

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2 more school districts join coalition for cost-of-living increases

2 more school districts join coalition for cost-of-living increases

CASPER, Wyo. — Two Wyoming school districts have joined a growing coalition seeking an annual inflationary adjustment for funding they receive from the state.

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Witnesses recount fatal hospital crash

Witnesses recount fatal hospital crash

CASPER, Wyo. — Cleta Kawa sat at the window of her third-story hospital room Sunday night, feeding McKenzie, her one-and-a-half week old premature daughter.

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November trial set in police dog death

CASPER, Wyo. — A November trial has been set in the case of a Mills police officer charged in the death of a police dog left in a hot patrol car in July.

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2 Casper residents dead in Saratoga plane crash

SARATOGA, Wyo. — Two Casper residents are dead after their plane crashed Saturday evening after takeoff from the Saratoga airport.

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Study: Quake-drilling correlation near Bairoil

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Wyoming State Geological Survey report finds no correlation in Wyoming between earthquakes and wells the petroleum industry and others use to inject substances underground, with one exception: Several small quakes have been occurring in and near a pair of remote oil fields.

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