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Here is the latest Wyoming news from The Associated Press

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Crews will get to work plowing the main road through Grand Teton National Park on Monday. Plowing will end skiing on Teton Park Road but begin a period every year when the pavement becomes accessible to people on bikes or on foot.

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The moose population in Jackson Hole remains strong despite a tough winter. Wildlife biologist Aly Courtemanch estimates 346 moose are in the area, up from 231 last winter and the most since 2010.

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — The JCPenney store in Sheridan will be among 138 locations the retailer plans to close amid tough competition from online sales. JCPenney got its start in Kemmerer, Wyoming, in 1902.

RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers expect to decide in June what to do about the deteriorating Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins. Shifting soil is causing concrete in the 16-year-old prison to settle and crack on a major scale.

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