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9:01 pm
Wed June 29, 2011

State revenue continues to run ahead of projections

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8:56 pm
Wed June 29, 2011

Judge rules on leasing case

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9:46 am
Wed June 29, 2011

Game & Fish may buy 10,000 pheasants for fall hunt

CASPER, Wyo. – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will try to buy 10,000 adult pheasants for this fall's hunting season after all of the birds at a farm near Torrington had to be destroyed because of disease.

Brian Nesvik, chief of Game and Fish's wildlife division, says the department is asking bird farms across the nation if they can supply the pheasants at an estimated cost of between $100,000 and $110,000.

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9:44 am
Wed June 29, 2011

Oil-gas lease backlog case heads to court in Wyo.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A petroleum industry group and the federal government are scheduled to square off in court Wednesday over delayed oil and gas leases in Wyoming and other states.

The Western Energy Alliance sued Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last year over hundreds of oil and gas leases the government sold but had yet to issue to the companies that bought them.

Arguments are scheduled in front of U.S. District Judge Nancy Freudenthal in Cheyenne.

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9:42 am
Wed June 29, 2011

Grizzly unsuccessful trying to get horse feed

POWELL, Wyo. – A suspected sub-adult grizzly bear trying to get some horse feed caused the closure of a campground in northern Wyoming before leaving empty-handed.

Elf Fork campground in the Shoshone National Forest was closed for two days and part of a third day last week. The campground is west of Cody on the North Fork of the Shoshone River.

Shoshone Forest spokeswoman Susan Douglas says the bear caused minor damage to a horse trailer that contained feed but was unsuccessful in getting at the feed.

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8:18 pm
Tue June 28, 2011

Mead and Salazar to discuss wolf management

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Laramie, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead says he's looking forward to discussions with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar about removing wolves from the Endangered Species List.

Senator John Barrasso announced Tuesday that Salazar would be headed to Wyoming to discuss the issue, along with Daniel Ashe, U.S. Fish and Wildlife's deputy director.

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7:58 pm
Tue June 28, 2011

Former Wyoming governor joins law firm

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Former Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal has joined the international law firm of Crowell & Moring as senior counsel.

Freudenthal says in a telephone interview with The Associated Press that the firm will open an office in Cheyenne, where he will be based. He will work for the firm's Environment and Natural Resources Group.

He says he will advise clients on issues that he handled during his two terms as governor, including minerals, natural resources development and environmental permitting.

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7:55 pm
Tue June 28, 2011

Green roof installed at UW Biodiversity Center

Laramie, Wyo. – Planting is underway on a green roof being established at the University of Wyoming's Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center. Landscapers are installing a variety of native grasses, wildflowers, cacti and shrubs, among other things.

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10:46 am
Tue June 28, 2011

MWC Bestows Honors On Wyo Athletes

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Laramie, Wyo. – The Mountain West Conference has bestowed academic all-conference awards upon 73 Wyoming athletes this spring. The women's swimming and diving team had 16 honorees, while the men's swimming and diving team had 14. Women's track and field got 15 awards, while 10 went to men's track and field.

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