THE NATRONA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC'S HELP IN LOCATING A WOMAN WANTED ON FELONY CHARGES OF METHAMPHETAMINE DELIVERY.

47-YEAR-OLD LORIE KAY BATCHELOR IS WANTED FOR ONE COUNT OF CONSPIRACY TO DELIVER METH AND FOUR COUNTS OF DELIVERY OF METH.

BATCHELOR IS DESCRIBED AS A WHITE FEMALE STANDING ROUGHLY 4'11" TALL AND WEIGHING 110 POUNDS. SHE HAS BROWN HAIR AND HAZEL-COLORED EYES.

HER LAST KNOWN ADDRESS WAS IN THE 2400 BLOCK OF PRAIRIE LANE IN BAR NUNN.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON BATCHELOR'S WHEREABOUTS IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE NATRONA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.
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EVANSTON, WYO. (AP) - A LAWSUIT CHALLENGES A NEW POLICY ALLOWING TEACHERS AND OTHER TRAINED EMPLOYEES IN A WESTERN WYOMING SCHOOL DISTRICT TO CARRY GUNS ON CAMPUS...
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COOL, WET WEATHER OVER THE WEEKEND HELPED CREWS GAIN CONTAINMENT OVER THE BADGER CREEK FIRE, WHICH IS NOW ESTIMATED AT 20,090 ACRES AND IS NOW 85 PERCENT CONTAINED.

THERE ARE MORE THAN 452 PERSONNEL CURRENTLY ASSIGNED TO THE FIRE. LAKE HATTIE REOPENED TO BOATERS ON SUNDAY, JUNE 17. IT WAS TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO BOATING, WHILE TWO SUPER SCOOPERS PROVIDED SUPPORT TO FIREFIGHTERS IN CONTAINING THE FIRE. THEY WERE THEN MADE AVAILABLE FOR OTHER FIRES ON THE AFTERNOON OF JUNE 16.

A PUBLIC MEETING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 19 AT 7 P.M. AT THE ALBANY COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS.

DUE TO THE INCREASE IN CONTAINMENT, WYO 10 BETWEEN WOODS LANDING AND THE COLORADO STATE LINE HAS REOPENED. THE COMMUNITIES OF MOUNTAIN HOME, FOX PARK, AND FOXBOROUGH, AND THOSE ALONG WYOMING HIGHWAY 10 FROM WOODS LANDING SOUTH TO THE COLORADO STATE LINE - INCLUDING WOODS LANDING, NEW JELM, AND JELM- ARE NO LONGER UNDER EVACUATION.

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REPUBLICAN GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE FOSTER FRIESS OPENED HIS STATE HEADQUARTERS MONDAY IN A MODEST OFFICE IN A MODEST STRIP MALL IN WEST CASPER.
FRIESS, WHO MADE HIS MILLIONS IN FINANCE AND LIVES IN JACKSON, WELCOMED THOSE WHO WANTED SIGNS, TALKED TO THOSE WHO STOPPED BY, SWAPPED STORIES WITH HIS WIFE, LYNN, AND OFFERED PIZZA FOR ALL.

WHILE THE HEADQUARTERS IS MODEST, HIS POLITICAL MACHINE IS ANYTHING BUT BECAUSE IT TAPS INTO SOME OF THE MOST SOPHISTICATED TECHNOLOGY OF THE DOMINANT FORCE BEHIND CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN POLITICS.

FOR EXAMPLE, FRIESS INTRODUCED SOME OF HIS CAMPAIGN STAFF INCLUDING JON PARKER.

FRIESS HAS HIS WORK CUT OUT FOR HIM BECAUSE HE FACES FIVE OTHER GOP CANDIDATES SEEKING THEIR PARTY'S NOMINATION IN THE AUGUST 21 PRIMARY.

THEY ARE STATE TREASURER MARK GORDON, CHEYENNE ATTORNEY HARRIET HAGEMAN, CHEYENNE BUSINESSMAN SAM GALEOTOS, RETIRED PHYSICIAN AND BUSINESSMAN TAYLOR HAYNES, AND SHERIDAN BUSINESSMAN BILL DAHLIN.
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WYOMING GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT BIOLOGISTS ARE MONITORING ELK TRAVELING ALONG A JACKSON HOLE AREA MIGRATION ROUTE.

IT'S PART OF A NEW EFFORT TO DETERMINE IF ELK ARE RETURNING TO THE GROS VENTRE RIVER COUNTRY IN SUMMER AND FALL.

LAST WINTER, THE ELK HERD ALMOST ENTIRELY EMPTIED OUT OF THE VAST VALLEY THAT THEY USED TO HEAD INTO DURING THE WINTER.

THERE'S DEBATE OVER WHAT'S CAUSING THE WINTER ELK DISTRIBUTION SHIFT, AND WHETHER IT'S SIGNIFICANT. SOME BLAME WOLVES. SO GAME AND FISH INCREASED THE NUMBER OF WOLVES THAT COULD BE HUNTED.

BIOLOGISTS SAY ONLY TIME WILL TELL IF THE HUNTING CHANGE WILL ATTRACT ELK BACK TO THE GROS VENTRE.

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CHEYENNE, WYO. (AP) - RECORDS SHOW THE DIVISION OF THE WYOMING ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE THAT PAYS FOR COSTS RELATED TO INJURIES FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME HAS SEEN AN INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF PAYMENTS IN RECENT YEARS.

THE WYOMING TRIBUNE EAGLE REPORTS BETWEEN FISCAL YEARS 2014 AND 2016, THE OFFICE HAS SEEN ABOUT A 36 PERCENT INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF MONEY PAID TO VICTIMS THROUGH THE OFFICE STATEWIDE - FROM $910,017.65 TO MORE THAN $1.41 MILLION.

CARA CHAMBERS, THE DIRECTOR OF VICTIM'S SERVICES FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE, SAYS SOME CAUSES OF THE INCREASE COULD INCLUDE INCREASED REPORTING FOR CERTAIN CRIMES, FEWER PEOPLE WITH MEDICAL INSURANCE, ECONOMIC DOWNTURNS, INFLUXES IN CERTAIN TYPES OF CRIMES AND MORE VICTIMS SEEKING COMPENSATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT.

THE DIVISION PAYS FOR MEDICAL BILLS, COUNSELING, OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES, LOST WAGES AND OTHER COSTS.