Wyoming News Briefs
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife officials say hunters in Teton County have been fast to grab their wolf tags. Teton County had 91 licenses sold between midnight and 3:30 p.m. Friday. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports that the state’s first legal wolf hunt begins Oct. 1 a half hour before sunrise.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay Wyoming and 35 other states to settle allegations of “off-label marketing” of a prescription drug. The attorney general’s office tells the Wyoming Tribune Eagle that the state will receive $2.5 million from Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. A Janssen statement says the settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing.
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — The annual sugar beet harvest in northern Wyoming has started early. The Sept. 4 harvest start is one of the earliest for Western Sugar Co.’s Lovell factory district. The company forecasts a beet crop that averages about 30 tons an acre. The Powell Tribune reports that officials plan their factory processing campaign around a Feb. 10 completion date.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The second Wyoming Summit on Community Colleges is scheduled to be held tomorrow in Casper. The summit will feature four of the nation’s foremost experts on reforming remedial education efforts and improving college completion rates.