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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A public school finance bill has failed to get enough votes to win introduction in the Wyoming House. The bill would change how the state allocates money to school districts. Republican Rep. Keith Gingery of Jackson said the Teton County School District would have lost $3.8 million if the bill passed. Campbell County could lose $1 million. He says the bill would not have saved the state any money but would spread out the same amount of money to other school districts.
PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a fatal crash near Pinedale last week was a suicide. Troopers say 45-year-old Thayne Adams of Marbleton swerved into an oncoming garbage truck on U.S. 191 just south of the Pinedale airport on Feb. 7. Adams’ Dakota pickup collided head on with the truck and both vehicles caught fire. The driver of the truck was able to get out before the fire but was hospitalized.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Work has begun on a detour around the temporary bridge spanning a section of Wyoming 130 where four members of a family died when the bridge washed out last summer 22 miles southeast of Saratoga. Work on the detour downstream from the temporary bridge is not expected to affect movement of alternating one-way traffic over the temporary bridge.
KIRBY, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s first legal distillery says its first batch of bourbon whiskey will be ready to drink in December. But Wyoming Whiskey says people will only be able to buy bottles in Wyoming at first because of the limited supply. The company began distilling whiskey in 2009 in the tiny town of Kirby.