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DENVER (AP) — VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson today addresses a veterans' convention in Denver, days after the VA said it wanted to fire two supervisors accused of manipulating health care data in Colorado and Wyoming. In all the VA said six employees would be disciplined, including the director of the veterans' hospital in Cheyenne. The VA didn't say which two of the six could be fired.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — New head coach Craig Bohl can't promise a specific number of wins, but he can promise Wyoming fans will see a much different team on the field this fall. Bohl was hired when UW fired Dave Christensen after last season. Bohl says people will notice different alignments on both offense and defense and a disciplined team.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — BLM figures show the total area of federal oil and gas leases currently deferred in Wyoming to protect the greater sage grouse exceeds the size of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks combined. The 3.5 million acres of deferred leases include 10,000 acres that otherwise would be offered at a BLM oil and gas lease sale tomorrow.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wild horse preservation groups are challenging the BLM plan to remove about 800 horses from areas in southern Wyoming. The federal agency plans to remove the horses from lands within the Great Divide Basin, Adobe Town and Salt Wells Creek herd management areas starting later this month. But the groups filed a federal lawsuit on Friday saying the plan would violate federal environmental laws.

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