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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A University of Wyoming official says the school will likely appeal a judge's order to turn over records to news media outlets. University spokesman Chad Baldwin said Monday the school's board of trustees hasn't made a final decision on whether to appeal but “that is the intent at this point.” Albany County District Court Judge Tori Kricken ruled Friday that the vast majority of records sought by the Casper Star-Tribune and WyoFile should be released. The university withheld records the news outlets sought involving a trustees' decision not to renew the contract of university President Laurie Nichols in 2019. Nichols recently took a job as president of Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota.

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Scientists have concluded that an annual elk hunt in Grand Teton National Park doesn't draw in and concentrate large numbers of grizzly bears. Researchers say the November to December hunt probably takes place too late in the year for grizzly bears to seek out animal remains left behind by hunters. The researchers theorize many grizzly bears have denned up for winter hibernation by the time a significant number of remain have accumulated. The park holds the hunt to control elk numbers. The study took place after a grizzly mauled a hunter in 2011 and a hunter shot and killed a charging grizzly in 2012.

UNDATED (AP) — Former Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee has filed to run for president as a Libertarian. Online records show that the former governor of Rhode Island on Sunday registered the “Lincoln Chafee For President” campaign committee with the Federal Election Commission. Chafee moved to Wyoming last year and joined the Libertarian Party. He was a Republican in the U.S. Senate and became an independent after losing his seat in 2006. Chafee was then elected Rhode Island governor in 2010 as an independent and became a Democrat in office. He didn't run for reelection but mounted a short-lived run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2015.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A woman and two dogs have died in a cabin fire west of Casper. The Natrona County Sheriff's Office said a man who also lived at the cabin tried to leave the property Friday to get help, but got stuck. Officials say he spent the night in his pickup and later drove an all-terrain vehicle out. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but the sheriff's office says there was no indication of foul play. The woman's name has not been released.

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