News Minute: Here is the latest Wyoming news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. MDTPosted: Updated:
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has completed a drawing and selected the one winning applicant who will be allowed to hunt a grizzly bear in Idaho this fall. Fish and Game officials say the Ada County resident was selected Thursday and has been notified.
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming police say a man twice led them in a chase _ once in a pickup truck and then in a concrete mixer truck. Gillette Police Lt. Brent Wasson says the incident began about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday when police tried to stop a pickup truck on the Interstate 90 on-ramp.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon State University professor is using federal funding to conduct research on how embers form and spread during devastating wildfires. David Blunck's team is testing variables such as temperature, wind speed, timber species and branch diameter to figure out how to keep blazes from spreading by wind-blown embers. Last fall's fire in the Columbia River Gorge jumped across the Columbia River to Washington when the wind carried an ember two miles across the water.
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) - An endangered California condor has been found dead in southeast Wyoming. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently in the process of transporting the bird to a facility in Oregon for necropsy. One of less than 300 California condors in existence in the wild, the female juvenile bird was raised in captivity in northern Arizona and released this past March.
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