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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Tribal officials on Wyoming's Wind River Reservation are preparing for thousands of visitors looking for a prime spot to view next month's solar eclipse. The Star Tribune reports more than 10,000 people are expected to come to Fremont County and the reservation, whose Crowheart community is on the center line of the Aug. 21 eclipse.

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park will receive $2 million to complete renovations around its feature attraction, Jenny Lake. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports about $757,000 of that money is coming from the National Park Service's Centennial Challenge Program. The rest, $1.26 million, will come from the Grand Teton National Park Foundation.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — An Albany County leader says the county should spend $14 million to buy more than 8 square miles of land to protect the aquifer that supplies more than half of Laramie's drinking water. Commissioner Heber Richardson says the price is worth it to protect surface and ground water from contamination.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A new report says outdoor recreation contributed $5.6 billion to Wyoming's economy and supported 50,000 jobs last year. Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails administrator Domenic Bravo tells the Star Tribune that is a big jump from 2012, when outdoor recreation generated $4.5 billion.

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