Wyoming Headlines

By: AP
By: AP

Here is the latest Wyoming news from The Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A horse in Johnson County has been euthanized after testing positive for an incurable and potentially deadly virus that appears only rarely in Wyoming. Five other horses were being quarantined for 60 days. Wyoming Livestock Board officials said that so far, those horses have tested negative for equine infectious anemia but will be retested. The virus can infect horses, mules and donkeys, causing them to become weak and lethargic.

GUERNSEY, Wyo. (AP) — A second man has died after jumping off a cliff into the water at Guernsey Reservoir. Wyoming state parks officials say Johnny Ornelas of Torrington jumped from a height of about 110 feet Sunday. Witnesses say Ornelas tried to do a flip but landed on his back when he hit the water. A Nebraska man died in May after jumping off a cliff in the same canyon.

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking volunteers to clip the fins of 50,000 hatchery-raised cutthroat trout to be released into Palisades Reservoir. The small cuts identify the fish as hatchery-raised and don't harm the fish. Some 100,000 fish will be released this fall.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials have identified 20 parcels of public lands in 10 states they say could be suitable for bison relocated from Yellowstone National Park. The locations include areas as diverse as Arizona's Grand Canyon National Park, an Iowa wildlife refuge and a North Dakota national historic site. They were named by the Department of Interior in a report on bison conservation released yesterday.


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