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Grizzly attacks hunter in mountains north of Yellowstone

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A grizzly bear attacked an elk hunter who surprised the sow and her cub north of Yellowstone National Park, with the bear sinking her teeth into his arm and clawing his eye before another hunter drove her off, the victim recounted Monday.

West Coast military installations eyed for US fuel exports

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military installations or other federal properties to open the way for more U.S. fossil fuel exports to Asia in the name of national security and despite opposition from coastal states.

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Dead candidate's name will appear on Wyoming ballots

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The name of a Wyoming Republican regional political candidate who died last week will still appear on ballots in the Nov. 6 election.

The Laramie Boomerang reports that defense attorney Tony Lopez died on Tuesday at age 65.

Snow temporarily forces some Wyoming highways to close

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming transportation officials are reopening portions of the highways they had been forced to close due to snow and ice.

Officials reopened Interstate 25 at the Colorado state line on Sunday morning after hazardous driving conditions had caused an 11-hour closure.

Wyoming News Update

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ROCKIES-EARLY SNOW

DENVER —Colorado and Wyoming residents woke up Sunday to find that an early season snowstorm had blanketed their homes and roadways with up to a foot (30 centimeters) of snow and sent temperatures plunging overnight.

Body of Yellowstone crash victim found in Gallatin River

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The body of a 29-year-old Montana man who crashed a vehicle in Yellowstone National Park over the weekend was found days later in the Gallatin River, near the crash site.

Grand Teton bear killed after becoming accustomed to people

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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say they killed a black bear at Grand Teton National Park after it became accustomed to people and officials were unable to find a home for it.

Wyoming News Update

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CHEYENNE — Gay-rights activists speak out on the 20th anniversary of the murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard.

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American Legion post buys school building for $200K

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Natrona County School District has sold a former North Casper elementary school to an American Legion post for $200,000.

KTWO-AM reports the district's board of trustees accepted the bid from the American Legion George W. Vroman Post 2 at its Monday meeting.

Errant text leads to drug charge for Wyoming woman

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POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — Prosecutors in Wyoming say a woman mistakenly texted a police officer in her search for a gram of methamphetamine.

Wyoming News Update

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DROUGHT-COLORADO RIVER-THINGS TO KNOW

DENVER — The Colorado River is ailing, afflicted by a prolonged drought and increasing demand from seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the waterway. Those states tentatively agreed this week on a new plan to put the river on life support.

Wyoming man pleads guilty to federal charges in killing

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Cheyenne man accused of shooting a 19-year-old man in the head and dumping his body in a Wyoming reservoir has pleaded guilty to two federal firearms charges.

Gunwerks lands package needed to expand in Cody

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CODY, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board has approved a $6 million grant and loan funding package for expansion of a firearms manufacturing facility in Cody.

The Cody Enterprise reports that the action was the final step needed for Gunwerks to increase production.

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US bans new mining claims on public land near Yellowstone

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EMIGRANT, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke approved a 20-year ban on new mining claims in the towering mountains north of Yellowstone National Park on Monday, after two proposed gold mines raised concerns that an area drawing tourists from the around the globe could be spoiled.

1 dead in trailer home fire in Mills

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MILLS, Wyo. (AP) — Natrona County authorities say one person has been found dead following a fire at a trailer home in Mills early Monday.

The identity of the female victim and cause of death were not immediately released.

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Wyoming man who fatally shot girlfriend pleads guilty

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ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A southern Wyoming man who fatally shot his girlfriend has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

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