CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Corrections Department says the medical and mental health needs of inmates are being met. The agency was responding to a report by the American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming that most of the complaints it receives from inmates deal with medical or mental health care. Wyoming ACLU Executive Director Linda Burt says many complaints stem from inmates being denied medications.
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A sure sign that summer is on the way — the Wyoming Department of Transportation has reopened Wyoming 130 in the Snowy Range. WYDOT spokesman Ross Doman tells the Rawlins Daily Times that crews were able to plow the road open on Sunday. Doman says plow crews will now begin clearing Wyoming 70 over Battle Pass.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked Montana officials from using a helicopter to drive bison back into Yellowstone National Park. The temporary restraining order follows arguments by wildlife advocates that federal and state officials had not properly studied how the use of helicopters affects grizzly bears. Grizzlies are threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act, and the Alliance for the Wild Rockies says the flights can drive bears from their habitat.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Don Yentes is out has head coach of the Wyoming track and field and cross country programs. UW Athletics Director Tom Burman says a national search for a successor will begin immediately. Burman says in a statement that the university has invested a significant amount of resources in its track facilities to help the programs become more competitive.