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Sep 24, 2013 - The Associated Press

Motors banned on Snake River

JACKSON -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission has approved a ban on motorized watercraft along the Snake River in Jackson Hole during the summer.

The ban prohibits motors south of Grand Teton National Park between April 1 and Labor Day weekend. Under new rules, other personal motorized watercraft, such as Jet Skies, are banned year-round.

Multiperson motorized craft less than 115 horsepower will be allowed between the South Park Bridge and West Table Boat Launch from the week after Labor Day until March 31.

Motorized craft already are banned in the national park and in the Snake River Canyon.

Most of the people who spoke at Monday's meeting supported the ban.

Man enters pleas in fatal crash

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- A Wyoming man charged with aggravated vehicular homicide in the deaths of two Nebraska teenagers has entered pleas in the case.

22-year-old Ethan Kaufman of Cheyenne entered no contest pleas Monday at Goshen County District Court in Wyoming.

He also entered no contest pleas to charges of drunken driving causing serious bodily injury.

Kaufman faces two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide in the January deaths of Alexis Wheeler and Hallie Anderson, both of Scottsbluff, Neb,

Wheeler and Anderson were passengers in Kaufman's pickup when it crashed on Wyoming Highway 92 near the Nebraska state line. Six people were in the vehicle.

Camping limit from 21 to 16

LARAMIE -- The U.S. Forest Service has lowered the maximum daily limit for dispersed camping on the Medicine Bow National Forest in southeastern Wyoming from 21 days down to 16.

Dispersed camping means camping outside of developed campgrounds. The limit for staying at developed campgrounds remains unchanged at 14 days.

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