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Apr 23, 2013 - The Associated Press

Jackson-Yellowstone bus planned

JACKSON -- A new bus service is being planned this summer to take people from Jackson to Yellowstone National Park.

Regional transportation cooperative Linx received a $145,000 grant from the Wyoming Department of Transportation earlier this year to subsidize the service and cover administrative costs.

The group is still raising matching money for the project.

If the additional money is raised, the service will run from June to September.

Linx General Manager Janice Brown said the service will be particularly helpful to tourists and employees who work north of Jackson.

Brown says the bus route will feed into the south loops of Yellowstone.

Mead: Address child abuse

CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has proclaimed April as "Child Abuse Prevention Month."

Mead signed a proclamation Monday at the state Capitol in Cheyenne. He urged everyone in the state to do their part to reduce child abuse and neglect.

Mead says there were 718 cases of child abuse and neglect in the state in 2011 and says the state can obviously do better. He says it's an issue that everyone in the state must address.

Mead says he was passionate about addressing child abuse cases when he served as a state and federal prosecutor.

The governor says the effects of child abuse are similar to a nuclear explosion, where the fallout from the initial incident can linger for years and affect future generations.

Wolves kill conspicuous elk

A Yellowstone National Park bull elk featured in a BBC film has died after likely being killed by a wolf pack.

Park officials confirmed Tuesday that elk No. 10 was found dead near the Wraith Falls trailhead on Saturday.

Gardiner, Mont.-based naturalist Jim Halfpenny said the elk "held court" in the Mammoth area starting in 2006, when he chased off another bull and took over a harem there.

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