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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site in Laramie is attracting more tourists. During the month of June, the one-time home of Butch Cassidy saw 2,000 more visitors than a year before. Site superintendent Deborah Amend tells the Laramie Boomerang that extended hours is one reason more people are visiting the site. The prison also offers guided tours on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Amend also credited increased advertising as a factor, including a beefed-up website and Facebook presence.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming is working to help college students who are military veterans obtain their education goals. The university and its Veterans Services Center are participating with 11 institutions across the country in a campaign called “Got Your 6 Education Pillar Pledge.” The campaign is based on the premise that veterans and military families are civic assets and leaders who will reinvigorate communities.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Cheyenne VA Medical Center is opening a new ambulatory clinic. Medical Center Director Dr. Cynthia McCormack says the new clinic offers more than 40 new, state-of-the-art exam rooms. McCormack calls it a significant increase from the current primary care, outpatient facilities.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say fewer people than last year were arrested during Cheyenne Frontier Days. The Cheyenne Police Department says officers responded to 2,158 calls for service during this year’s rodeo and fair. That’s roughly 200 less than the year before. Of this year’s calls, 91 resulted in an arrest compared to 107 last year.

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