Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A conservation group is calling on state and federal officials to create no-shooting zones around Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks to reduce the killing of wolves. WildEarth Guardians and other conservation groups have filed lawsuits challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s transfer of wolf management to Wyoming. Trophy hunters have killed 39 wolves in a zone around Yellowstone since the state took over management in October.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request from the Northern Arapaho Tribe to reconsider a ruling on killing bald eagles. Judge Alan Johnson upheld his recent ruling that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted properly in barring the tribe from killing bald eagles for religious purposes on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The Fish and Wildlife Service is allowing tribal members to kill up to two mature bald eagles a year.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is asking residents to pause at 9:30 tomorrow morning to honor the victims of last week’s deadly shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. Governors around the nation are asking residents to observe a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. local time — the hour that the shooting occurred. Mead also urged government buildings and places of worship to ring bells 26 times.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) __Wyoming coach Dave Christensen has signed three junior-college players to national letters of intent The three are Iowa Western Community College linebacker Malkaam Muhammad, safety Jesse Sampson from College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, Calif., and linebacker Jordan Stanton of Los Angeles Pierce College. All three will join the Cowboy football program for the 2013 spring semester.