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Environmental groups are challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to not place wolverines on the Endangered Species List.

Represented by Earthjustice, they are suing to overturn the decision and have filed three lawsuits in federal district court in an effort to overturn it. They claim the federal government used “contorted” data to make its decision.

This year’s Loaves and Fishes food drive fetched a ton more food than last year.

Wednesday night’s food drive yielded 7,898 pounds of food. The 2013 drive produced 5,884 pounds, said Cindy Balderas, Loaves and Fishes treasurer.

A rollover Wednesday night took the life of a Powell man and hospitalized his passenger.

The driver, identified as Christopher Boswell, 45, of Powell, was northbound in a 2009 GMC pickup on Wyo. Highway 32, approximately 2 miles north of the junction of Wyo. Highway 32 and U.S. Highway 14-16-20 Wednesday night.

Though not widely known, two brothers are convinced the outlaw Earl Durand knocked off a grocery store in 1938, months before his worldwide journey to both infamy and notoriety.

With their edible inventory nearly depleted, Powell Valley Loaves and Fishes is asking the community to replete their stores.

“Our shelves are bare,” said said Cindy Balderas, Loaves and Fishes treasurer.

Bruin trapped in rural Park County subdivision late Tuesday   

A grizzly bear has been captured near the Eaglenest subdivision.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department received several tips last week about a black bear in the area, but they were unable to track it, said Luke Ellsbury, Game and Fish large carnivore biologist in Cody.

USFS wolf coordinator looks at differing views on the canine during lecture  

Although the future of wolves in Wyoming is uncertain due to the latest court rulings, the animal’s past and present were outlined by a federal official at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West last week.

About 10 acres went up in smoke in the Shoshone National Forest Sept. 24.

There was a purpose for that.

Wyoming wolves will remain under federal protections despite recent requests to return management to Wyoming, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

In response to legal challenges from conservation groups, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled last week that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) shouldn’t have accepted Wyoming’s non-binding promise to maintain at least 100 wolves and 10 breeding pairs outside of Yellowstone National Park and the Wind River Indian Reservation.

The Lady Panthers swim team is looking strong with five wins in seven meets, including defeating Cody in a dual on Thursday and claiming the Worland Invite Saturday.

However, head coach Luke Robertson is not counting wins, rather he’s tallying the number of girls qualifying for state Oct. 17 and Oct. 31.

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