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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Casper man who was convicted of beating a woman with a hammer in 2009 has been sentenced to another three months in jail after testing positive for methamphetamine. The Casper Star-Tribune reports prosecutors petitioned to revoke Peter Potter's probation after he tes…
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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife officials say hunters in Teton County have been fast to grab their wolf tags. Teton County had 91 licenses sold between midnight and 3:30 p.m. Friday. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports that the state's first legal wolf hunt begins Oct...
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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A single-engine plane that entered a temporary no-fly zone in the Denver area has landed without incident after the military scrambled two F-16s to intercept it. The plane was intercepted after President Barack Obama spoke in Golden, Colo...
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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Crews working to keep a wildfire from Jackson, Wyo., have conducted burnout operations to deny the blaze fuel. The 2,700-acre Horsethief Canyon Fire is burning south of the resort town next to Snow King Mountain. It's about 10 percent contained...
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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Cooler temperatures and less wind have helped crews battling Wyoming's destructive Casper Mountain Fire. The 24-square-mile blaze has destroyed seven homes on the mountain overlooking Casper and is threatening another 750...
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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Light rain fell on a wildfire burning on Casper Mountain, and fire officials say it helped slow the Sheep Herder Fire yesterday afternoon but don't believe it's enough to stop it. A predicted shift in winds overnight could push the fire into more populated areas o…
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LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A bicyclist competing in a race from Logan, Utah, to Jackson Hole, Wyo. crashed and died when he swerved to avoid a pothole on Highway 89. Authorities say 42-year-old Robert Verhaare was participating in the annual LOTOJA (low-tuh-juh) race when crashed on a bridge about eight mil…
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead says Wyoming won't meet a January deadline under the federal health care reform law to specify whether the state intends to establish a health insurance exchange. Mead says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius hasn't responded to …
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UPTON, Wyo. (AP) — A northeastern Wyoming blaze has grown to six and a-half square miles, prompting the Bighorn National Forest to close more roads and trails. Lightning started the Gilead Fire on Aug. 14. Another blaze burning in that part of the state has burned one home and led to the evacu…
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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A state legislative panel has endorsed a proposed bill that would allow silencers to be used while hunting any type of game in Wyoming. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the bill also includes stiffer penalties for anyone who uses a silencer to poach or take wi…

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