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By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 5, 2017 at 9:42 p.m.



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POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — State game managers transplanted about two dozen bighorn sheep from the Lovell area in northern Wyoming to near Rawlins in the south-central part of the state. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured the sheep in the Devil's Canyon area and transplanted them last month to the Ferris-Seminoe area.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A group of bison relocated from Iowa appear to be thriving as their first winter in Wyoming comes to a close. The Daily Ranger reports that the 10 bison were brought to the Wind River Indian Reservation in November as part of a long-term repopulation effort.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A compromise reached in the final hours of the legislative session cleared the way for lawmakers to approve an education finance bill containing spending cuts but no taxes. Fixing an education funding shortfall on track to top $380 million a year was one of Gov. Matt Mead's top hopes for the eight-week session.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — In 2018, the University of Wyoming plans to offer a degree in natural resources, recreation and tourism. Official believes that no other state in the country offers the same combination of business, human dimensions, natural resources and recreation.

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