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Sep 14, 2012 - The Associated Press

Education officials in Wyoming

CHEYENNE -- U.S. Department of Education officials are in Wyoming as part of an annual bus tour across the country on education issues.

Officials planned events Friday in Cheyenne and Clearmont in northern Wyoming.

Under Secretary Martha Kanter was scheduled to participate in a town hall meeting on education and the economy at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne.

There also will be a round table discussion with career and technical education faculty, staff and students.

Other officials will be discussing how to improve teaching and learning in rural areas in Clearmont, which is about 30 miles southeast of Sheridan.

Snow King Resort sold

DENVER -- The Snow King Resort Hotel and Conference Center in Jackson has been sold to a real estate investment firm owned by former San Diego Padres baseball team owner John Moores.

The sale of the 204-room, 158-condo resort to JMI Realty Partners IV was completed earlier this week.

Terms of the sale were not announced.

JMI Realty partnered with Texas-based Benchmark Hospitality to manage the resort's hotel, condos and conference center.

Snow King Resort President Manuel Lopez says in a statement that JMI and Benchmark are a perfect fit for the hotel.

The ski area will remain with its longtime operators -- Lopez and local innkeeper Clarene Law.

Hunting season open -- not in parks

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Officials at Yellowstone National Park are reminding the public that the park is closed to hunting.

Hunting seasons are opening on land surrounding Yellowstone. Park officials say that although most of the park boundary is well marked, hunters are responsible for making sure they don't hunt inside.

Federal law prohibits killing any animal or removing any animal, whether it's alive or dead, from the park. The prohibition bans anyone from retrieving animals shot legally outside the park that cross into the park and die.

The same restrictions apply to Grand Teton National park, which is virtually adjacent to Yellowstone in northwest Wyoming.

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