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In this Feb. 4, 2020 photo Special Olympics athletes Brendan Burke and Gary Endecott carry the torch as they lead fellow athletes and and supporters down South Cache Street during the Law Enforcement Torch Run in Jackson, Wyo. The Special Olympics Wyoming Winter Games begin the next morning and ran through early Thursday afternoon with alpine skiing and snowboarding at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and cross country skiing and snowshoeing at the town's high school athletic fields. (Ryan Dorgan/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP)

Newcomer skis to success at 2020 Special Olympics Wyoming

Feb. 16, 2020 11:54 AM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Like many athletes, Riley Jones begins each race with a mantra. “I am speed,” he repeats to himself, quoting Lightning McQueen, a character from “Cars.” But unlike most athletes, Riley, 12, is now a three-time Special Olympics gold medalist. The 2020 Special...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2014, file photo, Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Kite, left, smiles before making a speech about the State of Judiciary address to lawmakers in the House chambers of the State Capitol building in Cheyenne, Wyo. Kite was living in Jackson, working as an attorney and raising her son when she got the call. Justice Richard Macy was retiring. The Wyoming Supreme Court would have an opening. (Michael Smith/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP, File)

Wyoming's first female Supreme Court justice paved the way

Feb. 15, 2020 10:19 AM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Marilyn Kite was living in Jackson, working as an attorney and raising her son when she got the call. Justice Richard Macy was retiring. The Wyoming Supreme Court would have an opening. Would she consider it? It felt impractical. Her family had just moved to Jackson and settled into a...

FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2004, file photo, a bighorn sheep ram grazes along the North Fork of the Shoshone River, just off Wyoming Highway between Cody, Wyo. and Yellowstone National Park. Wyoming officials plan a series of public meetings on how to protect the last bighorn sheep in the Teton Range. They're seeking recommendations from the public on an issue that could lead to closing off more areas in western Wyoming to backcountry skiing. Research suggests backcountry skiing displaces sheep from some of their best habitat, the Jackson Hole News & Guide reports. (Allison Batdorff/Billings Gazette via AP, File)

Wyoming seeks advice on protecting Teton bighorn sheep herd

Feb. 11, 2020 5:18 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming officials plan a series of public meetings to help them determine how to protect the last bighorn sheep in the Teton Range. They're seeking recommendations from the public on an issue that could lead to closing off more areas in western Wyoming to backcountry skiing. Research...

Wyoming town debates length of liquor license suspensions

Feb. 10, 2020 1:16 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The penalty for liquor license holders in a Wyoming town who repeatedly sell alcohol to minors could be reduced from a suspension of four months to 10 days. The proposed change is part of an overhaul to municipal liquor codes in Jackson, The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported ...

Quebec musher winds 2nd straight Wyoming-Idaho dog sled race

Feb. 10, 2020 11:16 AM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Anny Malo of Quebec, Canada won the Pedigree Stage Stop Race for the second straight year on Saturday. Malo won six of the seven stages of the 25th annual sled dog race through Wyoming and Idaho, including the final stage that ended Saturday at Lower Slide Lake northeast of Jackson,...

This Jan. 24, 2020 photo shows Shirley Samuelson standing for a portrait in Jackson, Wyo. With more than three decades of experience as a heavy equipment operator, Samuelson is the lone woman on a dedicated Wyoming Department of Transportation team that keeps the roads of Jackson and Teton Pass clear and safe for drivers throughout the long winter season.

Lone woman on Wyoming snow plow team enjoys helping people

Feb. 9, 2020 10:30 AM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — With more than three decades of experience as a heavy equipment operator, Shirley Samuelson is the lone woman on a dedicated Wyoming Department of Transportation team that keeps the roads of Jackson and Teton Pass clear and safe for drivers throughout the long winter season....

The snow continues to fall in Frisco, Colo., on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, as new accumulation wreaks havoc on morning commutes. (Liz Copan/Summit Daily News via AP)

Heavy snow, avalanche work close parts of Colorado's I-70

Feb. 7, 2020 2:32 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Portions of Interstate 70 through Colorado's mountains were shut down Friday because of heavy snow and avalanche control work as a winter storm hit the Rockies. A stretch of I-70 from the Denver area to the Eisenhower Tunnel was closed, cutting off access to the mountains. Despite all the...

Wyoming Democrats implementing ranked-choice caucus voting

Feb. 4, 2020 3:59 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Democratic Party is implementing a ranked-choice voting system for its upcoming presidential caucuses. Democrats in Alaska, Nevada, Hawaii and Kansas also are implementing ranked-choice voting this year. Ranked choice gives caucus participants more satisfaction with their...

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, elk make their way to the feed line on the National Elk Refuge north of Jackson, Wyo. Environmental groups have filed a new lawsuit against the feeding of elk on a Wyoming wildlife refuge, saying the U.S. government should act sooner to curtail the practice. Hunters and guides support the feeding as a way to keep elk numbers up but worries about a wildlife disease similar to mad cow disease in humans increasingly call the practice into question. (Ryan Dorgan/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP, File)

New lawsuit over Wyoming elk feeding seeks sooner phase-out

Feb. 3, 2020 8:14 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Environmental groups have filed a new lawsuit against the feeding of elk on a Wyoming wildlife refuge, saying the U.S. government should act sooner to curtail the practice. Workers at the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole put out alfalfa pellets during most winters to supplement...

Dogs biting people, harassing wildlife draws ban in Tetons

Feb. 1, 2020 11:45 AM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is cracking down on people letting dogs run off leash along trails in Wyoming and Idaho, following a surge in reports of dogs harassing wildlife and biting people. Officials say it is unacceptable to treat Teton Canyon — which boasts stunning views of...