Wyoming Headlines

By: AP
By: AP

Here is the latest Wyoming news from The Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming business owners are hoping that business will increase once they start selling lottery tickets next month. At Etna Trading Co., near the Wyoming-Idaho line, owner Kurt Galand says he expects increased foot traffic once the sales begin. Wyoming Lottery CEO Jon Clontz says he expects to have more than 400 businesses statewide selling tickets.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife officials say they have found a new population of an invasive New Zealand mudsnail in central Wyoming's Lake Cameahwait. The Casper Star-Tribune reports a single mudsnail can clone itself quickly and colonize a new location with densities as high as 300,000 per square meter, altering water chemistry.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A developer has unveiled plans to build a shopping center with a 10-screen movie theater near the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie. The Laramie Boomerang reports construction is scheduled to begin next month. The company has a 50-year-lease from the University of Wyoming for the land east of the campus on Grand Avenue.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — National Park officials are taking the next step in a proposal to relocate hundreds of bison from Yellowstone National Park to create new genetically-pure herds. Park officials are accepting public comments on the proposal. Many of the park's 4,600 bison carry a disease that can be deadly to livestock, so they would have to be quarantined before being moved.

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