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Apr 12, 2012 - The Associated Press

Mead to China for coal meeting

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Gov. Matt Mead is heading to China in June for an international coal conference.

Renny MacKay is spokesman for the governor. MacKay says Mead will be at the conference from June 3-5 and plans to travel in China for a few days after that to inspect some coal projects.

This is the third meeting of the Advanced Coal Technologies International Conference, which is held every two years. Earlier conferences have been held in Queensland, Australia, and Laramie.

Judge blocks more bison moves

CHINOOK, Mont. (AP) -- Wild bison transported last month from Yellowstone National Park will remain at northeastern Montana's Fort Peck Indian Reservation, but a judge ruled Wednesday that no additional bison can be transferred in the state for at least 30 days.

More than 60 bison from Yellowstone National Park were relocated to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in March. Half of those bison are slated to be transferred to the Fort Belknap Reservation, but property rights groups, ranchers and some state lawmakers have filed a lawsuit in opposition to the move.

UW students to hear Buffet

LARAMIE (AP) -- Nineteen University of Wyoming students will have the opportunity to meet with business icon Warren Buffett.

Attending the meeting on Friday are finance students in the UW College of Business.

The UW students and other invited students from around the country will meet in Buffett's office of Berkshire Hathaway in Omaha, Neb., where he is the company's primary shareholder, chairman and CEO.

The students will be able to engage in a two-hour question-and-answer session as well as a luncheon and photo session with Buffett, who is regarded as one of the wealthiest men in the world.

The UW class has been on a waiting list for four years to the opportunity to meet with Buffett.

Inmate freed accidentally

RAWLINS (AP) -- Wyoming authorities are searching for an inmate who was accidentally released from prison.

Arthur Penrod remained at-large Thursday, two days after walking out of the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins.

He was supposed to serve back-to-back sentences for a burglary and aiding in an assault but he was released after completing the burglary sentence. Officials realized the mistake Tuesday night.

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