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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of a wildlife activist who said his free speech rights were violated when a sheriff's deputy barred him from watching livestock agents herd wild bison into Yellowstone National Park. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Monday that there was no legitimate reason to prevent the activist from observing the bison from a nearby gravel road in May 2012. A state court had earlier dismissed a misdemeanor citation against the activist.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. House Rep. Liz Cheney, state lawmaker Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, and Uranerz Energy Corp. Vice President Paul Goranson are scheduled as keynote speakers at a Wyoming chapter of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration trade show and conference. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the show and conference event will be Aug. 21-25 at the Ramkota Hotel in Casper.

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming prison guard has agreed to plead guilty for a sexual relationship with an inmate. Forty-eight-year-old Cindy George faces three years of probation and 10 years on the state sex offender registry under her plea agreement.

MIDWEST, Wyo. (AP) — A rural school in central Wyoming is on track to reopen this fall after being closed due to leaking gas from a nearby oil field. Tests in May showed air quality inside the Midwest School was acceptably clean after work to address the problem.

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