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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park wants to move and rebuild its youth education campus to expand dorm and classroom space. The park released an environmental assessment last week that proposes building five dormitories. The dorms could house up to 140 students. The park also proposes new staff offices and a new dining area for youth educational programs.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A company with a Boeing 747 bomber that can drop more than 19,000 gallons (72,000 liters) of suppressant on wildfires says federal officials are keeping it grounded, putting homes and ground-based firefighters at risk. Officials with Global SuperTanker filed a protest with the U.S. Forest Service late last month contesting a contract limiting firefighting aircraft to 5,000 gallons (18,900 liters).
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say human remains found in southwestern Wyoming are those of a Superior man who was reported missing in 2015. Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell and Coroner Dale Majhanovich said in a joint statement Friday that dental records helped identify the man as 59-year-old Darrell Sowder, whose body was found by a cadaver search dog Tuesday. Investigators have not said how he died.
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A south-central Wyoming county is making contingency plans in case it's cloudy in Casper in the hours leading to the total lunar eclipse on Aug. 21 and tens of thousands of people suddenly descend on Carbon County chasing clear skies. Emergency management coordinator John Zeiger tells the Rawlins Daily Times that traffic will be the main concern, but there could be limits to cellular communications and medical issues for people who aren't prepared for the heat, altitude and rattlesnakes.
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