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GOSAR STEPS DOWN
Gosar Steps Down as Chairman of Democratic Party
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (AP) - Pete Gosar stepped down this summer as chairman of the Wyoming Democratic Party to run for governor. It's his second run in this overwhelmingly Republican state, but he says he doesn't see himself as anybody's sacrificial lamb. Gosar also took leave from his job as a state pilot to campaign. He's unopposed in Tuesday's Democratic primary. But he's been campaigning hard on issues including worker safety and health care.
LANDSLIDES IN ALPINE
Heavy Rain Blamed for Landslides Near Alpine
ALPINE, Wyo. (AP) - Heavy rain is blamed for triggering landslides on the highway through the Snake River canyon near Alpine. The Jackson Hole Daily reports that Thursday's slides damaged several vehicles along Highway U.S. Highway 26-89 but no one was trapped or injured. The slides were mostly composed of mud and hit about four miles north of Alpine. Tony Badura of the Wyoming Highway Patrol says there was a brief downpour right before the slides.
WILD HORSE LAWSUIT
Wyoming Officials Want to Join in Wild Horse Lawsuit
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The state of Wyoming is moving to intervene in a lawsuit filed by wild horse preservation groups opposing the federal government's plan to remove about 800 horses from areas in the southern part of the state. Gov. Matt Mead announced yesterday that Wyoming has asked a federal judge in Cheyenne to allow the state to participate in the lawsuit.
GRIZZLY BEAR RELEASED
Wyoming Game and Fish Releases Grizzly Bear After Capture
CODY, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has trapped an adult, male grizzly bear that was killing livestock north of Pinedale and released it in the Sunlight Creek Drainage, about 15 miles southwest of Crandall. The game department states that the bear was trapped on Thursday after killing livestock on a U.S. Forest Service grazing allotment. It was released into an area that already has grizzly bears.