Wyoming News Update

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WASHINGTON _ George H.W. Bush was celebrated with high praise and loving humor Wednesday as the nation bade farewell to the man who was America's 41st president and the last to fight for the U.S. in wartime. Three former presidents looked on at Washington National Cathedral as a fourth — George W. Bush — eulogized his dad.


MOOSE _ Spotting a mountain goat perched high on a cliff might thrill many of the millions of tourists who visit Grand Teton National Park every year, but park officials say it might be time for the agile, bearded animals to go. Park officials announced Tuesday they're taking public comment on a plan to kill or relocate the mountain goats. The problem, according to the park, is Grand Teton's 100 or so mountain goats threaten a herd of about 80 bighorn sheep. The bighorn sheep numbered as many as 125 animals just a few years ago.

INTERSTATE 80 WRECK-THE LATEST _ Traffic is moving on Interstate 80 in western Wyoming again after a crash involving seven tractor trailers and two other vehicles.

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING-LARAMIE _ The Wyoming state law enforcement agency has submitted a preliminary report on the fatal shooting of a Laramie man by a sheriff's deputy.

WYOMING BUDGET-UNIVERSITY _ The University of Wyoming gets nearly all money it asked for in a state budget update proposed by outgoing Gov. Matt Mead.

WYOMING SKIING _ Winter season is starting off strong at one of Wyoming's biggest ski resorts.

POLICE CHASE-CHARGES _ A man convicted of shooting at Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers during a high-speed chase west of Casper has been sentenced to five to seven years in prison.

GIRLFRIEND SLAIN _ A man who was arrested in northwest Wyoming after police say he confessed to killing his girlfriend in their suburban Denver apartment has agreed to be extradited to Colorado.


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