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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - An environmental group says Grand Teton National Park has prevented the public from learning about tentative plans for more than 50 miles of fiber-optic cable and new cellphone towers in the Wyoming preserve. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said Friday there's been a pattern of national parks allowing new towers with little notice. A Grand Teton spokesman said the park sought public comment last summer on the proposal.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A federal judge ordered the Wyoming Military Department to pay $221,000 in back pack to a former Wyoming National Guard officer who quit her job after being sexually harassed by her supervisor. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl ruled Wednesday that Amanda Dykes was subjected to continuous harassment and her complaints fell on deaf ears.

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Authorities say they removed a 32-inch long alligator and other animals from a northeast Wyoming residence where a woman is being evicted from. Campbell County Animal Control Supervisor Jeanette Graves tells the Gillette News Record that a 40-year-old woman called to ask for assistance with removing the animals from her home. The woman also had two tortoises, a salamander, mice and a couple of cats.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Economists say Wyoming experienced its largest population drop since 1989 during the second half of the recent fossil fuel downturn. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that U.S. Census Bureau figures say that by mid-2017, about 8,300 more people had moved out of Wyoming than moved in compared to the previous fiscal year.

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