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1883 RIFLE-NATIONAL PARK
BAKER, Nev. _ A 137-year-old rifle found five years ago leaning against a juniper tree in Great Basin National Park in Nevada is now part of an exhibit dedicated to the “Forgotten Winchester” at the park visitor center near the Utah border. The weathered Winchester Model 1873 is in a case designed to capture the way it looked when park archaeologist Eva Jensen stumbled across it on a rocky outcrop above Strawberry Creek during an archaeological survey. SENT: 414 words, photos.
PNEUMONIA INVESTIGATION _ Wyoming health officials are investigating more than 30 pneumonia cases in a single county this year.
DEER-ILLEGAL HUNTING _ Wyoming wildlife officials say a 42-year-old man has lost his hunting privileges for two years for using a rifle to kill a buck mule deer during the state’s archery-only season.
NATIONAL GUARD-DEPLOYMENT _ Wyoming Army National Guard soldiers deploy this week for a peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.
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