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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Republicans are set to meet today in Riverton to begin the process of selecting a new state treasurer. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the Wyoming Republican Party Central Committee will vet 10 candidates and narrow the field to three applicants from which Gov. Matt Mead will choose. By Friday, Mead must appoint a successor to Joe Meyer, who died of cancer Oct. 6.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and three others were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 25 in Natrona County. The Associated Press reports the dead and injured were all in a truck that rolled over north of Bar Nunn at about 3 p.m. Saturday.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A team of University of Wyoming researchers will use the new NCAR supercomputer near Cheyenne to map the hydrology of the Colorado River Basin. Fifth-year undergraduate student Nels Frazier, of LaGrange, says the team will put the Upper Colorado River Basin into a computer model. Frazier says such an undertaking wouldn’t be possible without the new supercomputer.

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Researchers are trying to learn whether bald eagles are affected by natural gas infrastructure in western Wyoming. Biologists have outfitted six bald eagles with GPS transmitters that will record the location of each bird every hour for the next three or four years. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is participating in the project.

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