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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled a lawsuit filed after a teacher was sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting a young student can go to trial. US District Judge Scott Skavdahl dismissed some parts of the claim, but allowed claims that the principal and school district failed to protect the boy to move forward.

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Rangers rescued three backcountry skiers in Grand Teton National Park after the skiers got lost and spent the night in a snow cave. On Christmas morning, a pair of rangers joined by two members of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort's ski patrol followed the skiers' tracks to find them and escort them to safety. No one was injured.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Government attorneys have appealed a federal judge's ruling that blocked the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs from giving funds intended to benefit the Northern Arapaho Tribe to the Shoshone Business Council. The two tribes share Wyoming's Wind River Reservation. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris in October required contracts to have approval from both tribes. Justice Department attorneys representing the BIA are appealing the ruling to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The Alpenhof Lodge in Jackson Hole is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The lodge is one of the few original properties in Teton Village that have endured as other resorts, private homes and condos have exploded over the years.

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