Wyoming Headlines

By: AP
By: AP

Here is the latest Wyoming news from The Associated Press

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Teton County commissioners have approved the final development plan for an affordable housing development for teachers. The development in Wilson will have 11 homes, each with three bedrooms and one-and-a-half bathrooms. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the homes will cost no more than $423,000 each.

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — One of the largest coal mines in the U.S. is about to ship its billionth ton of coal. The Cordero Rojo surface coal mine in the Powder River Basin in northeast Wyoming has been in operation for 38 years. Last year, almost 37 million tons of coal from the mine was sold. That ranks Cordero Rojo third in the U.S. for production.

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — The Sheridan County Sheriff's Office says it doesn't intend to file charges after an 11-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the head with a .22-caliber rifle. The unidentified boy was treated and released from a hospital in Billings after the shooting last week at a ranch in northern Sheridan County.

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — The Rock Springs City Council is being asked to increase its subsidy for Sky West Airlines service to Salt Lake City. The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner reports that the council will consider the request from the Rock Springs/Sweetwater County Airport on July 15. Officials were uncertain about how much the city would be asked to contribute.

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