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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Republican Party has received eight applications to fill the vacant secretary of state position. The applicants are Pete Illoway of Cheyenne, Darin Smith of Cheyenne, Ed Buchanan of Torrington, Richard George of Powell, Max Maxfield of Cheyenne, Cynthia Cloud of Cody, Robert Elwell of Cheyenne and Nina Webber of Thermopolis.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A 14-year-old Wyoming boy is in custody after police responded to a call that someone was robbing a store at knifepoint and then fled on a push scooter. Cheyenne Police Department spokesman Officer Kevin Malatesta says officers arrested the suspect as he attempted to flee on the scooter Thursday. No one was hurt.

CODY, Wyo. (AP) - A school board in northern Wyoming has decided to remove a book from the Cody High School library that one board member referred to as "trashy." The book that the board voted 5-1 Tuesday night to remove is "A Bad Boy Can be Good for a Girl," by Tanya Lee Stone.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 29-year-old Minnesota man died in a snowmobile accident north of Yellowstone National Park in Montana. Park County officials say it appears the man was riding alone on the side of a hill above a creek before losing control of his sled. Three other snowmobilers found him Thursday face down in a creek with his snowmobile on top of him. The man's name and home town haven't been released.

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