CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming hunters could use guns equipped with silencers to kill predators and non-game animals but could not use them for hunting big game under a bill that has received preliminary approval in the state House. Wyoming is one of the few western states that bar hunters from using silencers.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge is being asked to reconsider his ruling that the University of Wyoming must disclose the names of finalists in its search for a new president. The attorney for UW and its Board of Trustees filed a motion yesterday that, if granted, would allow UW to keep its presidential search secret.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's snowpack is slowly growing. The statewide snowpack was 84 percent of average yesterday, up from 82 percent last week and 76 percent at the start of the month. Lee Hackleman of the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Casper said the weekend storm significantly increased the snowpack in the southern part of Wyoming.

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — A Fort Washakie man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in the stabbing of a woman at a Riverton hotel. The Associated Press reports 32-year-old Heto Thayer made an initial appearance in court yesterday. The woman suffered a punctured lung.