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CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission votes Wednesday on setting this fall’s wolf hunting season. Hunters would be allowed to take 58 wolves, up from 44 in 2017. Developing.
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Environmental groups seeking to block a Canadian company’s search effort for gold on private land near Yellowstone National Park face a setback after a judge found they didn’t follow procedural rules in challenging a state law. The Park County Environmental Council and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition argue a 2011 law violates Montana’s constitutional right to a clean and healthful environment. The law prevents a judge from blocking exploration work while state-issued permits are being challenged. SENT: 200 words.
—WYOMING WILDFIRES — Firefighters have made good progress in battling a large grass fire in northern Wyoming. The fire burning northeast of Worland in Washakie and Big Horn counties is now 60 percent contained and Wyoming 31 between Manderson and Hyattville in Big Horn County has reopened to traffic.
—MAFIA KILLING-POT SENTENCE — An 82-year-old man who was convicted in the 1970s killing of a nephew of notorious mob boss Carlo Gambino has been sentenced to three years of probation for a felony drug charge in Wyoming.
—GRAND TETON-HIDDEN FALLS — Grand Teton National Park has closed the Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point tourist attractions because of concerns that a fissuring rock wall could pose a danger.
—LESSER PRAIRIE CHICKEN-SURVEY — A grouse that has been the focus of an ongoing legal battle over whether it warrants federal protection has seen its numbers increase by nearly 30 percent over the past year. Officials say aerial surveys for the lesser-prairie chicken in New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas show an overall upward population trend over the last six years.
— RIVERTON HAZING — The Fremont County School District No. 25 superintendent says three Riverton High School wrestlers have been expelled for assaulting and sexually harassing eight teammates.
DENVER — Colorado pitcher German Marquez (7-8, 4.92) takes the mound Wednesday against the Diamondbacks. Marquez is 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA with 14 strikeouts and no walks in his last two starts. Game starts at 6:40 p.m.
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