CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Conservative activist Grover Norquist says U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi will have to be accountable to the people of Wyoming if he backs off a pledge to not raise taxes. Enzi said yesterday he will abide by his oath of office but won't sign or be bound by any lawmaker pledges, including the Americans for Tax Reform pledge championed by Norquist.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department isn't taking a position on a bill that would allow the use of silencers on hunting guns. The agency says it sees both sides of the argument. A legislative committee recently endorsed the measure and the full Legislature will consider the issue in the general session starting in January.

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan says he could know by the end of January whether a partial human skull found in the Wind River Range belonged to a hiker who went missing in 2007. McAuslan says the skull has been submitted to a lab in Salt Lake City for analysis. Clay Rubano, of Lander, disappeared five years ago while hiking near the Popo Agie (poh-POH'-jah) River.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming freshman guard Josh Adams says his 45-inch vertical jump gives him an edge because opponents are surprised by how high he can sour. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Adams averages 3.6 points and about 20 minutes of action per game. His father was a high jumper in college and taught his sons to improve their leaping ability.