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CASPER — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is studying what to do with 600 miles (960 kilometers) of roads that once served the Power River Basin's coal-bed methane industry. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the agency wants to leave some roads open — to provide access to public lands in a region that was an epicenter of coal-bed methane production in the 2000s. SENT: 490 words/


POWELL-FERRET RELEASE — Biologists plan another release of black-footed ferrets in Wyoming's Park County. The animals were thought to be extinct until a tiny colony was discovered in 1981 near the small northwestern town of Meeteetse.

GRAND TETON-JUNE VISITS DOWN — The number of visitors to Grand Teton National Park in June was down 10 percent from the same month just last year — a brief swoon in a season that's seen brisk visitor numbers.

FRONTIER DAYS-NEW BUILDING — Cheyenne Frontier Days plans to break ground on a new building after this year's July 20-29 event.

HUNTING LICENSES — The number of people applying for Wyoming resident and non-resident deer and antelope hunting licenses and resident elk licenses this year has increased.



DENVER — Seattle holds a 3-2 lead in the seventh inning at Coors Field as the teams play a final game headed into the All-Star break. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Game started 1:10 p.m. MT.


SPARTA, Ky. — Nothing against points leader Kyle Busch and second-place Kevin Harvick, but Martin Truex Jr. is again looking like the man to beat in NASCAR Cup. Saturday night's repeat victory at Kentucky was the third in his past six Cup starts and eighth top-four run in nine, creating confidence of more success down the road. By Gary B. Graves. SENT: 500 words, photos.


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