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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say lightning struck three girls at mountain lake in eastern Utah, critically injuring two. Authorities said the girls aged 2, 7 and 8 were at Lily Lake near the Wyoming border when they were struck Friday afternoon.

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Public health officials are evaluating a group of people as a precaution after being exposed to wild Wyoming bats known to have rabies. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports the group made up of mostly colleges students from Wyoming, Utah and Washington D.C. ran into the bats at a ranch in Grand Teton National Park that they visited Tuesday. Public health officials say 13 people were treated for rabies as a precautionary measure, and there is no early indication that anyone was bitten.

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park has decided to convert part of its bison capture facility into a temporary brucellosis quarantine facility after livestock and animal health officials resisted efforts to ship potentially disease-carrying bison across Montana. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports park officials announced that they would bring space up to federal and state standards to open a facility where animals could be certified free of brucellosis. The disease causes animals to abort calves.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An assistant professor at the University of Wyoming died in a motorcycle crash during a hailstorm in Nevada this week. The Nevada Highway Patrol says 52-year-old Gustavo Sbatella of Powell died Wednesday evening in the crash on Interstate 15 northeast of Las Vegas.

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