Sheridan County

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced that gray wolf Hunt Area 8, the Fish Creek Management Unit north of Jackson, closed Thursday at 2:40 p.m. The area closed because the mortality quota of seven wolves was reached.

A University of Wyoming poll shows that a strong majority of residents continue to disapprove of the federal Affordable Care Act.

The health care reform law is opposed by 66 percent of the poll respondents, compared to 24 percent who approve.

Officials with the Sublette County Sheriff's Office say a small plane, and its pilot, that were missing for a week have been found in a rugged mountainous area of western Wyoming.

Hunters shot and killed a grizzly bear in Grand Teton National Park.

The park says that members of an elk hunting party opened fire on the adult male animal Thursday when it reportedly charged them. None of the three hunters was hurt.

The weekend's weather forecast calls for a skiff of snow by Sunday.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reminding hunters that general and some limited-quota elk licenses will remain on sale through next January.

A recent poll conducted by the University of Wyoming, and reported by the Billings Gazette, shows Wyomingites in the northeastern corner of the state are the most dissatisfied with the reintroduction of wolves into the state.

Earlier this week, Sheridan Media News reported the Sheridan County Commissioners approved two grants for reclamation of areas affected by wildfires earlier this year.

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