CASPER, WYO. (AP) - A CENTRAL WYOMING SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS FOUND A POTENTIAL BUYER FOR ONE FORMER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND ANOTHER IS APPRAISED FOR SALE.

THE ISSUE OF CLOSING AND SELLING OFF SCHOOLS IN NATRONA COUNTY IS CONTENTIOUS. THE TOWN OF MILLS UNSUCCESSFULLY SUED THE NATRONA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT OVER THE CLOSURE OF TWO SCHOOLS.

NOW, SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICIALS SAY A POTENTIAL BUYER HAS SUBMITTED A BID OVER THE ROUGHLY $350,000 APPRAISAL PRICE FOR GRANT ELEMENTARY IN CASPER.

THE CASPER STAR-TRIBUNE REPORTS THE SCHOOL BOARD WILL CONSIDER THE BID JULY 11. SCHOOL OFFICIALS AREN'T DISCLOSING THE EXACT BID AMOUNT.

DENNIS BAY WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT SAYS MILLS ELEMENTARY IN MILLS IS APPRAISED AT $257,500 AND WILL BE ADVERTISED FOR SALE SOON. THE DISTRICT ALSO IS CLOSING MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEMENTARY IN MILLS.

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A PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURER IS LAYING OFF ABOUT 50 WORKERS AT ITS NORTHERN WYOMING FACILITY AS THE COMPANY FOCUSES ITS RESOURCES ELSEWHERE.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT FRIDAY AFFECTS ABOUT A THIRD OF THE WORKFORCE AT CODY LABORATORIES, WHICH EMPLOYED ABOUT 135 WORKERS LAST FALL.

CODY LABS IS OWNED BY PHILADELPHIA-BASED LANNETT CO. WHICH SAYS IT EXPECTS TO SAVE $10 MILLION A YEAR FROM THE LAYOFFS AND OTHER CHANGES THAT WILL BE IN PLACE BY DECEMBER.

IT'S A STUNNING TURNABOUT FOR A COMPANY THAT WAS UNDERTAKING A $50.5 MILLION EXPANSION OF ITS CODY FACILITY WITH A HELP OF A $23 MILLION STATE LOAN. HOWEVER, THE LOAN WAS NEVER FINALIZED AND LANNETT ANNOUNCED IN APRIL THAT IT WAS INDEFINITELY POSTPONING THE EXPANSION.

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A 27-YEAR-OLD CHEYENNE WOMAN HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR HER ROLE IN A SEPTEMBER 2017 KIDNAPPING.

ASHLEY GONZALES WAS SENTENCED BY U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE NANCY FREUDENTHAL ON MONDAY FOR SEIZE, CONFINE, KIDNAP, CARRY AWAY AND HOLD AS WELL AS POSSESSION OF A FIREARM IN FURTHERANCE OF A CRIME OF VIOLENCE.

GONZALES AND HER CO-DEFENDANT, CODY AHRENS, WERE CHARGED FEDERALLY IN DECEMBER AFTER REPORTEDLY KIDNAPPING A WOMAN FROM A PARTY IN SUN VALLEY ON SEPT. 1, DRIVING HER TO A REMOTE SPOT IN WELD COUNTY, COLORADO AND SHOOTING AT HER.

THE CHEYENNE POLICE DEPARTMENT, WELD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, WYOMING DIVISION OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AND BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES INVESTIGATED THE CASE.

REPORTING FROM CHEYENNE ... I'M JOY GREENWALD.
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WHEN THE OPEC COUNTRIES MET A LITTLE OVER A WEEK AGO, THERE WAS A LOT OF FEAR IN THE OIL PATCH.

THEY HAD PLACED LIMITS ON PRODUCTION TO BOOST OIL PRICES, BUT WERE EXPECTED TO BRING THAT TO AN END.

BUT ENERGY ANALYST PATRICK DEHAAN OF GASBUDDY DOT COM SAYS, EVEN THOUGH THEY DID THAT, THE MARKETS REACTED UNEXPECTEDLY.

AND THE RESULT IS EVEN MORE ACTIVITY IN DOMESTIC OIL PRODUCTION.

BUT, THAT ALSO MEANS PRICES FOR GASOLINE AT THE PUMP HAS HIT LEVELS NOT SEEN SINCE 2014.