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

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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Workers were building a path yesterday to haul a drilling rig up a slow-moving landslide as Jackson officials looked to help stop the slide. The heavy rig will drill boreholes up to 200 feet deep along the slide. Officials say the samples should tell the composition, the depth of the slide, the water levels and the location of the slide's scarp.

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Another man is charged in connection with the shooting of a cow and disposing its remains. The Gillette News Record reports 36-year-old Randy Ayres was charged with aggravated burglary, accessory after the fact and wrongful taking or disposing of property. Ayres is accused of breaking into a home days before the cow was found Sept. 4 and stealing firearms.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming Republican leader says Gov. Matt Mead isn't likely to be censured during May's statewide GOP convention. GOP leaders in Hot Springs and Platte counties this month censured Mead for signing a bill replacing the superintendent of public instruction with an appointee as head of the state's Department of Education.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The chairman of a foundation funded by the sale of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana says he expects the foundation's assets to grow from $40 million to more than $150 million. The Montana Healthcare Foundation began with $40.2 million from last year's sale of Blue Cross to Health Care Service of Chicago. Board chairman Denis Prager tells Lee Newspapers of Montana that could quadruple as portions of Blue Cross are liquidated.

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