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RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — A Central Wyoming College administrator is proposing that Fremont County and the City of Riverton form a partnership to build a community multi-events center. College Administrative Services Vice President Jay Nielson says land in Riverton recently acquired by the county government could be a location for such a facility. Nielson said the college will host focus groups to discuss needs and growth plans Jan. 25 to Jan. 27.
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife officials say about 6,000 deer have used an underpass north of Baggs to get across Wyoming 789 safely last winter and spring. And next year they will have another underpass about three miles south of the original one. Wyoming Game and Fish biologist Tony Mong says besides deer, elk, coyotes and even bobcats have used the underpass.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management says it views plans to castrate hundreds of wild stallions in eastern Nevada as another way to reduce growing horse herds that are damaging rangelands to the detriment of native wildlife. A coalition of environmentalists and wild horse activists are suing the government over the pilot project. The lawsuit follows the BLM’s decision in July to back off a similar plan in Wyoming.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming athletic director Tom Burman says he expects a new, five-year contract with football coach Dave Christensen to be finalized this week. Christensen and Burman on Saturday confirmed with agreement, with Burman telling the Cheyenne Tribune Eagle Christensen is getting a substantial raise after an 8-5 season.