Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Legislature will concentrate on ironing out differences between the House and Senate versions of supplemental budget bill this week. Both chambers on Friday approved the supplemental budget with their own particular amendments. Senate President Tony Ross and House Speaker Tom Lubnau said they expect each house will appoint a conference committee.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Gas prices in Wyoming have steadily increased over the past few weeks, but the cost of a gallon of fuel is still much lower than the national average. Gasbuddy.com petroleum analyst Greg Laskoski tells the Associated Press prices the national average stood at $3.54 a gallon on Friday, while the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Wyoming stood at $2.98.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Teton County prosecutors say they will leave it to the U.S. Attorney’s office to decide whether to file charges stemming from a fire that scorched more than 3,000 acres and threatened homes in the Jackson area. Teton County prosecutor Steve Weichman tells The Jackson Hole News and Guide that federal prosecutors are “actively pursuing” the case. Investigators say the Sept. 8 Little Horsethief Fire was human-caused.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife officials have hazed a group of elk from northwestern Wyoming’s Spring Gulch area to the National Elk Refuge because the animals were getting into feed lines and scuffling with horses on private ranches. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports Wyoming Game and Fish officials nudged the 25-member herd — all bulls — with snowmobiles Friday.