Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a marijuana deal may be linked to a stabbing and fatal shooting on Cheyenne's south side. The Associated Press reports 22-year-old Connor E. Tarr was shot to death at a mobile home park and 28-year-old Brian Sears was stabbed during the fight Thursday night. Another man, 22-year-old Cameron Scott, was shot at while fleeing the scene in his car but was not hit.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso say a Russian trade and human rights bill that has cleared Congress will benefit Wyoming products. The two Republicans say soda ash, oil field equipment and beef are just a few of the Wyoming products that will be able to fairly compete in Russian markets because of the bill. President Barack Obama still needs to sign the measure, which Russia has heavily criticized because of certain human rights provisions.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Restrictions on gray wolf harvests around Yellowstone National Park are under consideration as the state prepares to kick off its inaugural wolf trapping season Dec. 15. Wildlife advocates want limits on trapping after several wolves collared by park scientists for research were shot by Montana hunters in recent weeks.
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Sage grouse had favorable weather this summer but remain challenged by energy development in Wyoming. The species is a candidate for protection under the Endangered Species Act. A recent report from the University of Montana shows that sage grouse populations in the Powder River Basin remain viable, but West Nile virus and energy development in the basin continue to threaten the species.