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Milton's career-high 28 points sends Wyoming past Air Force

Feb. 22, 2020 6:43 PM EST

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Greg Milton III came off the bench and more than doubled his previous career high with 28 points to help carry Wyoming past Air Force 78-72 on Saturday. Milton, a 6-foot-3 sophomore, posted his prior career high of 12 points on Feb. 1 against San Jose State. Against the...

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. A former federal wildlife health chief says the National Elk Refuge's plans to reduce feeding are

Ex-wildlife chief: start over on Wyoming refuge plans

Feb. 22, 2020 3:36 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A former federal wildlife health chief says the National Elk Refuge’s plans to reduce feeding are “likely to fail” and it’s doubtful they’d slow the spread of disease. It would be better to start the planning process from scratch, says U.S. Fish and...

Utah man pleads guilty to 17 felonies including sex assault

Feb. 21, 2020 5:55 PM EST

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — An Ogden man accused of several rapes in Utah and Wyoming has pleaded guilty to all 17 charges levied against him, including aggravated sex assault, kidnapping and burglary. Mark Douglas Burns, 69, pleaded guilty Thursday during a hearing that was originally scheduled to debate a...

FILE - In this July 15, 2016, file photo, a mountain goat leads its kid across the Mount Evans Scenic Byway just below the summit near Idaho Springs, Colo. Wyoming wildlife managers are criticizing plans by Grand Teton National Park to shoot nonnative mountain goats by helicopter. The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, approved a resolution opposing the plans, favoring the use of volunteers to hunt the goats on the ground. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Helicopter sharpshooters to kill Grand Teton nonnative goats

Feb. 21, 2020 5:25 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A disputed effort to help native bighorn sheep in Grand Teton National Park was scheduled to start Friday with a helicopter buzzing over rugged peaks with sharpshooters aboard tasked with killing nonnative mountain goats. Park officials closed off a large portion of the Teton Range to...

Ex-Wyoming teacher pleads not guilty to abuse allegations

Feb. 21, 2020 1:09 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A former substitute middle school teacher has pleaded not guilty to multiple felonies after authorities say he sexually abused a then 14-year-old girl he met while teaching. Jason Waugaman, 36, entered the pleas Thursday to two counts of second-degree sexual abuse and one count of...

Four-year degree planning approved for 2 Wyoming colleges

Feb. 21, 2020 12:04 PM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Community College Commission has given a college district permission to begin planning to offer four-year degree programs. The recent approval applies to Gillette College and Sheridan College in the Northern Wyoming Community College District, the Gillette News-Record...

Taco John's launches re-branding and growth initiative

Feb. 20, 2020 9:27 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming-based fast food company is attempting to revamp its branding and expand the franchise as it adds new stores and remodels older ones. Taco John's International Inc. launched what it calls an aggressive growth initiative, The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports. The restaurant chain...

Temperatures in Wyoming plunge below minus 30 degrees

Feb. 20, 2020 9:23 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A cold system has pushed temperatures more than 30 degrees below zero (minus 34.4 Celsius) in parts of Wyoming, the National Weather Service said. Several parts of the state experienced the low temperatures Thursday morning, The Casper Star-Tribune reports. A temperature of minus 36...

Washington Post wins 'Grand Slam' honors at APSE contest

Feb. 20, 2020 3:39 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Washington Post is the lone media group to earn Grand Slam honors in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors’ writing and sections contest that wrapped up this week in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Post, competing in the A Division (83,000 and over circulation), placed...

Clif Bar wrapper recycling to end in Wyoming, elsewhere

Feb. 20, 2020 12:55 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A program to recycle energy bar wrappers is ending in a Wyoming town known for outdoor sports and elsewhere. After four years, a recycling center in Jackson will stop taking Clif Bar wrappers. Clif Bar offered the recycling since 2008 through a partnership with TerraCycle, a company...