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DENVER (AP) — Colorado water quality control manager Scott Klarich says pollution from an oil facility dumping up to 400,000 gallons a day of treated wastewater from well drilling that flows into the North Platte River is unlikely to hurt wildlife. Wyoming water quality officials say they were unaware Lone Pine Gas had a Colorado water permit to release the wastewater.
TIJERAS, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service working to add three more large air tankers to its fleet this year as it prepares for a wildfire season that’s expected to be as active as last year. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said the Southwest continues to be dry, but the middle part of the U.S. up into the Great Basin could be in for a more severe season as drought marches across a bigger swath of the country.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) —The Greater Yellowstone Whitebark Pine Committee has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation for its efforts to protect and restore whitebark pine trees. The trees are critical to the ecosystem of the Greater Yellowstone Area, but the species faces several threats, including white pine blister rust and mountain pine beetle outbreaks. The Greater Yellowstone Whitebark Pine Committee formed in 2000 to address the threats.
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Former 18-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier Bobby Harris plans to take his roping school on the road. The 49-year-old Wyoming native recently held classes in Gillette and expects to teach the next generation of cowboys and cowgirls in Chicago next month. He’ll also visit Oregon, Idaho, Montana and South Dakota this summer.