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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The top U.S. military commander in the Middle East says attacks on international forces by Afghan soldiers and police are disheartening. But Gen. James Mattis says such treachery is a part of war and will not diminish the U.S. commitment to Afghanistan. While speaking yesterday at the University of Wyoming, Mattis said measures have been taken to help reduce the so-called insider attacks.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park rangers are looking for whoever illegally retrieved a bull elk carcass from inside the park last month. Park rangers say the bull was shot sometime between Sept. 11 and Sept. 21 on the south side of the park. Hunting and removing animals from the park are banned.

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race is including parts of Montana, Idaho and Utah on its course this year, in addition to running through Wyoming. Frank Teasley helped start the race in 1996 to showcase Wyoming and make sled dog racing more accessible to the public. The race is scheduled for Jan. 25 to Feb. 2.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A creature from the final frontier has found a home in the American frontier. And now it needs a name. The American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming is holding a contest to name a donated tribble. The furball, which was made famous by a 1967 Star Trek episode, was given to the center by the late science fiction publisher Forrest J. Ackerman. The deadline is Oct. 22.

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