CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Environmental groups have dropped 1 of 2 federal lawsuits challenging the handover of wolf management to the state of Wyoming. Lawyers for WildEarth Guardians and eight other groups dropped their lawsuit in federal court in Cheyenne this week. That leaves a similar lawsuit still pending in Washington, D.C.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Colorado Sen. Mark Udall is urging the U.S. Forest Service to make sure a contract dispute doesn't ground large air tankers used to fight wildfires. Missoula-based Neptune Aviation is protesting a recent U.S. Forest Service decision to award national firefighting contracts to five other companies.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A judge has ordered the U.S. Forest Service to consult with wildlife officials to protect Canada lynx in portions of Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. The judge says a management plan for 11 national forests didn't consider critical habitats for the lynx.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - A near-record set of antlers found on the National Elk Refuge will be on display today but won't be for sale at an auction in Jackson. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports the auction raises money for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.
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