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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - The pilot program that Grand Teton National Park started to curb food waste has been deemed successful after its first season. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that from May through October, 73.3 tons of food waste was diverted from landfills to a composting facility in West Yellowstone, Montana.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - An Idaho judge has found probable cause for a Jackson, Wyoming man to be charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the July 2016 death of his girlfriend and her unborn baby at a cabin near Riggs, Idaho. A second preliminary hearing was needed after a judge threw out Erik Ohlson's confession, saying investigators continued to question him after he asked for an attorney.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A federal court in has blocked thousands of domestic sheep from being released to graze in eastern Idaho where environmental groups say they jeopardize a small herd of bighorn sheep with deadly viruses. U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale on Monday granted the temporary restraining order sought by Western Watersheds Project and WildEarth Guardians in a lawsuit filed last month against the U.S. Forest Service.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service is rethinking protection plans for sage grouse in six Western states after a U.S. court agreed with mining companies that the agency illegally created some safeguards in Nevada. The agency announced Tuesday that it's working with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which also is reviewing its plans for the struggling bird.
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