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May 2, 2014 - The Associated Press

Police learn to deal with biker gangs

ROCK SPRINGS -- Rock Springs police are getting training to deal with outlaw motorcycle gangs.

Police Chief Mike Lowell arranged two days of training this week for his officers and others across the state.

Steve Cook of the Heartland Training Institute in Kansas City, Mo., led the training.

Lowell says the number of outlaw gang members is increasing in Wyoming. He says Rock Springs doesn't have any gang headquarters but some cities have groups that support gangs.

He says he wants to make sure his officers know the right way to handle gangs.

Lowell says some motorcycle clubs don't break laws but outlaw motorcycle gangs are defined by involvement in crime.

Horn, antler gathering resumes

ROCK SPRINGS -- Horn and antler collectors can return to some state land west of the Continental Divide after a four-month prohibition to avoid disturbing wildlife.

Wyoming Game and Fish allowed the gathering of shed horns and antlers to resume Thursday.

Gathering was banned from Jan. 1 to April 30 on state land and most other public land west of the divide to avoid stressing wildlife during winter months when they are most vulnerable.

Hospital working on billing problems

CHEYENNE -- The Cheyenne Regional Medical Center says it is working on billing problems that have patients worried.

Hospital officials have decided not to send any patient bills to collection agencies for now because of issues with their new billing system.

Hospital officials say most of the problems occurred after a switch to a new system. The new system was set up when the hospital converted from paper medical records to a new electronic system last April.

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