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SALT LAKE CITY — Idaho is reviewing its program for temporarily releasing prison inmates to help fight wildfires after an inmate was charged with raping a woman working at a remote Utah firefighting base camp. Idaho prison officials are working with the state’s lands department as they scrutinize which inmates are allowed to serve, the training they receive and how they are deployed, said Idaho Department of Correction spokesman Jeff Ray. Five crews of Idaho inmates were returned to prison after the charge was filed last week. By Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT: 460 words, national lines. AP Photos.
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JACKSON — Four convection columns of smoke rose more than 20,000 feet into the air as high winds whipped across eerily empty walkways around Old Faithful Inn. “In all directions that we looked, it looked like the world was coming to an end,” Joan Anzelmo recalled. By Frederica Kolwey. SENT: 2,100 words. AP Photo.
GILLETTE — Callan Brothers isn’t your typical 17-year-old. He already is in the third of year of running his own business and drives a minivan around town proudly. What he’s best known for, however, is his skill as a dog trainer, which has turned him into quite the entrepreneur. By Jonathan Gallardo, Gillette News Record. SENT: 1,100 words.
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CASPER — Every mother hopes to hear her baby cry in the seconds after giving birth. But Kelsey Wood’s son, Brenton, was silent when he came into the world on Feb. 8, 2013. There are no words to describe the pain of giving birth to a stillborn baby, Wood said. By Katie King, Casper Star-Tribune. SENT: 1,600 words. AP Photos.
WEST YELLOWSTONE TRAFFIC — The increasing number of tourists entering Yellowstone National Park’s west gate has prompted a study of traffic congestion in West Yellowstone, Montana.
UW TRUSTEES APPOINTMENT — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has a new member. Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday appointed Laura Schmid-Pizzato of Rock Springs to fill a vacancy created by John MacPherson who resigned in July.
UTAH WILDFIRES-ARSON — Authorities say a suspected arsonist who set several wildfires along a Utah interstate may also be responsible for fires in Wyoming.
SUPCO APPOINTMENT — Gov. Matt Mead has appointed his chief of staff, Kari Jo Gray, to the Wyoming Supreme Court. Gray replaces Justice E. James Burke who has served on the court since 2005 and retires effective Oct. 8.
MISSING HIKER — A search has been underway since Sunday for a missing 20-year-old hiker on Mount Herman near Colorado Springs. Kevin Rudnicki went for a hike on Sunday morning but didn’t return as expected later that day. He was last seen at 8:45 a.m. Sunday.
DENVER — The Colorado Rockies go for a three-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday as they try to maintain their lead in the NL West. By Brent New. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos from 6:40 p.m. game.
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