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Sep 13, 2012 - The Associated Press
State relocates problem grizzly
JACKSON -- An adult, female grizzly bear has been trapped and relocated after damaging property at a trailhead north of Jackson.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says crews captured the bear on Monday. They released it in the Fox Creek drainage on the Shoshone National Forest, about 14 miles northwest of Crandall.
The release site is located in currently occupied grizzly bear habitat.
UW to host big job fair
LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming will host a regional job fair for geoscience students.
The 11th annual Rocky Mountain Rendezvous is scheduled for Sept. 21-24 at the UW Conference Center and Hilton Garden Inn.
It is one of five regional job fairs sponsored by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Society for Exploration Geophysicists.
The event offers an opportunity for geoscience students from across the United States to visit with oil, gas and environmental industry representatives, and showcase their work. Close to 200 students have attended in recent years, and approximately 25 companies are expected this year.
Chevron, Shell, ExxonMobil, Anadarko, Encana Oil and Gas, BP Corporation, ConocoPhillips, Marathon Oil, Hess Corporation and Schlumberger will be among the companies with representatives at this year's fair.
First freeze in some areas
After a record hot summer in Wyoming, central parts of the state have gotten their first freeze of the season.
A very dry air mass and light winds allowed temperatures to drop below 32 degrees in many low-lying areas of central Wyoming Thursday morning. The temperature dropped to 30 degrees in Lander, Hudson and Green River and as low as 25 along Interstate 80.
However, nearby areas that were slightly higher didn't dip that low. The National Weather Service's Riverton office is on a hill and didn't have a freeze but forecaster Paul Skrbac said some lower spots in the city did.
There was no freeze in the Casper area but temperatures have been dropping into the 20s and 30s for the past few days near the Jackson wildfire.
CHEYENNE -- Friends and family gathered at the Cheyenne airport to welcome home several of the Wyoming National Guard troops who have been deployed to Afghanistan and Kosovo.
Gov. Matt Mead was among those on hand for ceremonies Wednesday at the Wyoming Air National Guard headquarters.
Those returning included Specialist Brandon Dugar, whose girlfriend and close to a dozen friends and relatives welcomed him off the plane from Denver.
Forty-four Wyoming troops have been deployed to Afghanistan and Kosovo.
They include 23 troops with 777th Aviation Support Battalion who provided aviation support for the North Dakota Army National Guard in Kosovo.