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Uinta County immigration detention center plans canceled

Apr. 9, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Construction plans for an immigration detention center in Uinta County have been canceled after several groups protested against the southwestern Wyoming facility. CoreCivic was planning to build the facility for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold about 1,000 people in...

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2020, file photo, a bison walks through the snow in Yellowstone National Park's Lamar Valley near Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyo. The superintendent of Yellowstone National Park says it likely won’t reopen until May 2020 or later, delaying the start of its traditional summer season for millions of tourists because of the coronavirus outbreak. Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park have been closed since March 24, 2020, because of the virus. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File )

Yellowstone closure likely to delay summer tourist season

Apr. 9, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park likely won't reopen until May or later, delaying the start of its traditional summer season for millions of tourists because of the coronavirus outbreak, a park official said. “I don’t foresee us opening in the month of April,” park...

Wyoming may expand absentee voting for primary amid COVID-19

Apr. 8, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming elections officials say they have no plans to move the date of the primary election in August but are looking at how to protect voters and poll workers from the coronavirus. One option could be to prepare for more absentee voting. Wyoming has an advantage compared to other...

Augusta National Golf Club is shown on what would've been the first practice round for the Masters, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. They are cities defined by their signature sporting events. When you hear Augusta, you instantly think of the Masters. When Omaha comes up, it’s often in the same breath with the College World Series. For these cities and others, the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic is an especially tough blow.(Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Iconic sports cities turn eerie during coronavirus shutdown

Apr. 7, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

They are cities defined by iconic sporting events. When Augusta comes up, one instantly thinks of the Masters. If Omaha is mentioned, it’s often in the same breath with the College World Series. It's hard to imagine Louisville without the Kentucky Derby. In the coming weeks, The Associated Press will look...

Agency taking public comment for Wyoming wild horse plan

Apr. 7, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — The federal Bureau of Land Management is holding a public comment period concerning a draft resource management plan for wild horses in southwest Wyoming that could lead to the removal of 74% of the wild horses in four herd management areas. The plan would include all the horses...

Democrat from Ryan Park running for Wyoming U.S. House seat

Apr. 7, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A man who has split his time between southeast Wyoming and teaching overseas is running for the state's lone U.S. House seat. Carl Beach, 44, is so far one of two little-known Democrats competing for the job in Wyoming this year. Also running is Carol Hafner, of South Dakota, who ran...

Serial rapist gets life in prison for northern Utah attacks

Apr. 7, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — A long-haul truck driver was sentenced to life in prison Monday after he pleaded guilty to 17 first-degree felonies, including sexually assaulting at least eight women in Davis County in Utah. Mark Douglas Burns, 69, of Ogden, pleaded guilty in February to aggravated sexual assault,...

Wyoming school defends withholding report judge ruled public

Apr. 7, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming school official on Tuesday defended his decision to withhold a report that a judge has ordered released to the public that details an investigation into bullying and harassment at a junior high school where racist and homophobic flyers had been posted. Laramie School...

Judge orders release of report on offensive school flyers

Apr. 6, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming judge has ordered the release of a school district's investigative report on bullying and harassment at a junior high school in Cheyenne that was prompted by racist and homophobic flyers posted last year. The ruling by Laramie County District Judge Peter Froelicher, dated...

Wyoming legislators consider 1st special session since 2004

Apr. 6, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers are considering holding a special legislative session to decide what to do with the federal stimulus money coming to the state, and to confront other issues brought on by the coronavirus outbreak. Republican House Speaker Steve Harshman of Casper said the likelihood...