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HELENA, Mont. — A judge will decide whether the Lower 48 states' first grizzly bear hunt in four decades will open as scheduled this weekend. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ruled in 2017 that the grizzly population of approximately 700 bears living in and around Yellowstone National Park has recovered and is no longer a threatened species. By Matt Volz. SENT: 850 words. AP photo.



RENO, Nev. — A U.S. judge who earlier ruled federal wildlife officials illegally denied Endangered Species Act protection for a population of bi-state sage grouse in California and Nevada in 2015 has reinstated the proposed listing of the bird as threatened until a new review determines whether it's on the brink of extinction. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 610 words. AP Photo.


— RESERVOIR-BODY FOUND — A federal prosecutor won't seek the death penalty against a Cheyenne man accused of shooting a 19-year-old in the head and dumping his body in a Wyoming reservoir.

— UW--NICHOLS — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols has provided the first report on the progress made under the school's new five-year strategic plan. Nichols reported on the plan's progress during a speech Tuesday to a joint meeting of Faculty Senate and Staff Senate.

— POLICE SHOOTING-WYOMING — A Casper police officer who was seriously injured in a May gunfight has been given eight more weeks of paid leave.


CODY — When Carol Armstrong recently took to the air in a Beechcraft T-34, it was her first time in the cockpit since 1990. The hiatus is understandable. During that year she was in an aircraft for most of two months as she and her husband flew around the world. "I had a husband who was an aviator and adventurer," she said. By Evan Bartel, Cody Enterprise. SENT: 1,000 words. AP Photo.


CHEYENNE — Self-taught artist and Dubois resident Ben Barto has long considered himself an entrepreneur. Born in Rock Springs, he was selling vegetable and flower seeds from the back of comic books at age 6 and earned the title "paperboy of the month" by age 10. By Chrissy Suttles, Wyoming Tribune Eagle. SENT: 500 words. AP Photo.


ROCK SPRINGS — Pat Hruska Jr. may have found his biggest restoration project to date, a 1937 Cadillac Hearse with a flathead V8 engine. Hruska, the owner of Pat's Auto Service in Rock Springs, brought in the vehicle in early August after five hours of trying to pry it from the ground from where it was acquired. His 22-year-old son, Tyler Hruska, dedicated the next day to get it running. By Gregory R.c. Hasman, Rock Springs Rocket Miner. SENT: 950 words. AP Photos.



UNDATED — Will they start? If not, when will they play? While there are many scenarios that can dominate the spotlight as the NFL season kicks off, with five teams there is only one. The first-round rookie quarterback, including Wyoming's Josh Allen. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 1,100 words. AP Photos.

— FBC--WYOMING-BYU — Wyoming and Brigham Young University have announced a two-game, home-and-home series, renewing a football rivalry that dates back to the 1920s. The Cowboys will travel to Provo, Utah, on Sept. 24, 2022. Wyoming will host the Cougars on Sept. 28, 2024.


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