Wyoming Headlines

By: AP
By: AP

Here is the latest Wyoming news from The Associated Press

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Gubernatorial primary challenger Taylor Haynes admits he was only trying to get attention when he said that drilling, grazing and mining could potentially occur in Yellowstone National Park. In a debate last night, Republican Gov. Matt Mead criticized Haynes' remarks reported by the Star-Tribune on Sunday. Haynes, a Cheyenne physician and rancher, said he has no intention of drilling in Yellowstone. The two men also disagreed over settling refugees in Wyoming.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld a 15-to-25-year prison sentence for a former Rock Springs High School band teacher who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing three female students. The high court found that a lower court didn't err when it considered the presentence testimony against Troy Thompson rather than in his favor. Two of the girls had testified they didn't consider themselves victims and admitted the sex was consensual.

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The busiest airport in Wyoming is on track to have its biggest year ever. Nearly 33,000 people boarded commercial jets at the Jackson Hole Airport in June. That's up 8 percent compared to the same month a year ago. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports 2008 was the busiest year in the airport's history, followed by 2013.

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A remote mudslide has clouded up the water in western Wyoming's Hoback River. The Hoback usually runs clear this time of year. A few days ago, the water turned reddish-brown overnight. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the creek is carrying enough silt to cloud up a stretch of river at least 20 miles long.

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