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News Minute: Here is the latest Wyoming news from The Associated Press

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The numbers of Wyoming students taking vaccinations needed for public schools went up last school year. The Tribune Eagle reports that in 2013, 366 students in public and some private schools didn't get vaccinated, down from 458 the year before. Of those who weren't vaccinated in 2013, 19 were for medical reasons and 347 were for religious ones.

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - Someone flicked a cigarette butt into a tree line last weekend at Grannier Meadows, nearly sparking a major fire in Shoshone National Forest. The Riverton Ranger reports forest officials say crews have been dousing 10 to 15 improperly extinguished campfires every weekend. That's a problem, given that there are about 400 campsites to monitor throughout the Loop Road complex in the Southern Wind Rivers.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Casper authorities believe bomb threats against three local businesses are related to other threats in Wyoming, Montana and Utah. The Tribune reports that three city businesses received telephone bomb threats between Saturday and Monday. Similar threats have been made to businesses in Riverton and Douglas. Police say the threatening calls demand money. In each instance authorities have determined there was no threat.

CODY, Wyo. (AP) - Rock musician Ted Nugent is speaking at a Big Horn Basin Tea Party rally on Saturday in Emblem following a concert in Sheridan tomorrow night. The Cody Enterprise reports that the Second Amendment activist plans to rally Tea Party supporters in what he calls a culture war over the direction of the country.

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