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Sep 11, 2012 - The Associated Press

Yellowstone seeking input

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park is now accepting public comments on its proposal to extend the existing rules on snowmobiles and snowcoaches for another winter.

The 30-day comment period began Friday and ends Oct. 4.

Written comments may be submitted in person, by mail or online. The park says it will not accept comments by phone, fax or e-mail.

The rules allow up to 318 commercially guided snowmobiles and up to 78 guided snowcoaches in the park each day. They have been in place for the previous three winters.

UW receives $10 million gift

LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming is getting one of its largest donations ever: $10 million to build an entrance building for the campus.

University officials announced the gift from Marian Rochelle on Friday. The money will be used to build a Gateway Center on the corner of 22nd Street and Grand Avenue, not far from War Memorial Stadium.

University spokesman Chad Baldwin says the donation ties a $10 million gift in 2007 as the single biggest cash donation in UW history.

The building will have meeting rooms and spaces for public and social events, as well as an area to commemorate the history of UW.

Construction will begin next spring and finish in 2014.

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