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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A New Mexico man indicted on charges related to a 2010 fire that destroyed a landmark Wyoming hotel is to be arraigned next week. The Casper Star-Tribune reports 44-year-old Robert Rodriguez is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 9 in Cheyenne. An indictment alleges he purpos…
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal officials say they will round up thousands of wild horses and burros across six Western states starting today. The roundups will take place through February on drought-stricken range lands in Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming. Contractors for th…
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — New groundwater sampling data from the U.S. Geological Survey hasn’t changed the minds of environmentalists and the petroleum industry about any damage done by hydraulic fracturing to the groundwater in Wyoming. The Natural Resources Defense Council says the new d…
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Both sides of the debate over whether hydraulic fracturing has contaminated groundwater in Wyoming say they need more time to analyze the results of testing done by the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS tested one of two wells dug by the EPA, and found low levels of the c…
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Top Wyoming officials say congressional action to block about $700 million in federal Abandoned Mine Land payments to the state over the next 10 years could be devastating to the state budget. Gov. Matt Mead and state Sen. Phil Nicholas say the loss will leave the state …
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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A wildfire that for a time was threatening the town of Jackson has now been all but fully contained and firefighters are packing up some of their equipment. The Horsethief Canyon Fire has burned more than five square miles of forest south of Jackson since it started on Se…
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DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Officials in northeastern Minnesota are mourning a Duluth pathologist and deputy St. Louis County medical examiner who died in a plane crash in Wyoming. Dr. Donald Kundel was flying to Wyoming for a hunting trip with his son when his single-engine homebuilt RV-7A plane cr…
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Montana man acquitted of a Wyoming murder charge earlier this year has filed a federal lawsuit against three former Sublette County investigators. Troy Willoughby was acquitted after the Sublette County Attorney’s Office announced that a possibly exculpatory pol…
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PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — Firefighters are making progress against a 400-acre wildfire threating 13 homes in western Wyoming. The 400-acre Chall Creek Fire was 20 percent contained Wednesday. It ignited Sunday 30 miles west of Pinedale and has prompted some evacuation orders. No buildings have be…
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Olympic gold medal wrestler Rulon Gardner has filed for bankruptcy, saying he was the victim of a fraudulent real estate deal. Gardner disputes a $3 million debt, saying he was defrauded by a business associate into co-signing a loan to develop a hot-spring resort in his…

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