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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor says less wasteful spending won't be enough to address budget shortfalls. A report released Tuesday predicts $185 million less revenue in Wyoming's major accounts over the next three years. The nonpartisan Consensus Revenue Estimating Group analysis updating a January forecast comes as Gordon prepares to release his first state budget Nov. 18. This winter, the Wyoming Legislature will meet in a four-week session devoted primarily to the budget.

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Farmers in Wyoming are wrapping up a difficult year for sugar beets. A cold snap followed by a week of mild temperatures is threatening the harvest in the Bighorn Basin. A freeze followed by a thaw causes liquids to run out and spoil other beets when they're stacked in piles. It also lowers the sugar content and price for beets.

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Researchers have installed the first experiment at a Wyoming power plant where they will study how to keep carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Dave Gribble with Wheat Ridge, Colorado-based TDA Research says work at the coal-fired power plant near Gillette should prove that a method to capture the gas that contributes to global warming works at larger scales.

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming wildlife officials say a plan to shift bison and elk feeding for the first time in more than a century has not triggered much public reaction. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported Monday that a park deputy manager has reported receiving 5 public comments so far but expects agencies to submit comments around the deadline. Deadline for comments are due to the refuge by Oct. 30.

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