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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming continues to take applications for state oil and gas supervisor while lawmakers consider loosening up one of the job’s requirements. A bill headed for introduction in the Legislature would eliminate the requirement that the supervisor be a registered petroleum geologist or petroleum engineer. State officials say the change could broaden the pool of applicants.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A new report says Wyoming Department of Transportation could save $3 million on five upcoming road construction projects by making changes recommended by consultants. The projects currently are projected to cost about $54 million. The Associated Press reports that the study comes out as Gov. Matt Mead seeks additional funding to help WyDOT maintain the state’s highways.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the state’s decision to let migrating bison roam freely across 70,000 acres outside Yellowstone National Park. District Judge Wayne Phillips sided with state officials and conservation groups that have sought to ease restrictions on bison in Montana. He says the plaintiffs’ struggles with bison are an unavoidable consequence of living in Montana with its abundant wildlife.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne wants to offer more welding classes along with new course options in technical and career education. The Associated Press reports college trustees heard details on the new coursework Friday. Adding the classes could involve expanding a career and technical education building on campus.

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