Wyoming News Update

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. _ Mark Gordon wore a yellow safety vest for a swearing-in Monday as Wyoming's 33rd governor, which took place in a well-known yet unusual setting: The Wyoming State Capitol, which has been closed for renovations for over three years. Because of safety restrictions, only a small crowd of a few dozen relatives, state officials, construction personnel and an Associated Press pool reporter witnessed the 6 a.m. ceremony under the glare of construction lights.


PORTLAND, Ore. _ Environmental groups in Oregon announced Monday they have withdrawn from talks on how to manage the state's rebounding wolf population because of what they called a "broken" process, and concerns that state wildlife officials want to make it easier to kill wolves that eat livestock without trying other alternatives.

RIVERTON DEATHS _ Wyoming police are investigating a suspected double homicide in Riverton.

AVALANCHE-HIGHWAY _ Crews have reopened a highway in western Wyoming that had been closed because of an avalanche.

GRAND TARGHEE RESORT _ Grand Targhee Resort in northwest Wyoming is celebrating its 50th winter season this year.


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