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Wyoming Digest

Sep 6, 2017 From wire reports

Tour bus collides with work truck

PINEDALE (AP) -- Authorities reported no serious injuries after a tour bus collided with an oil field truck in southwest Wyoming.

The Sublette County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 191 south of Boulder.

It says the private tour bus was carrying 15 foreign passengers.

Police say some of the bus passengers had bumps and bruises, and the driver of the truck also sustained minor injuries.

No other details were immediately available.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Spray giveaway expected to be popular

CODY (AP) -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will give out 100 cans of bear-deterring spray to hunters at the regional office in Cody.

In the two previous years of holding the event, the department has given away all cans of the spray in less than an hour. The cans are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis on Wednesday.

To receive a can, people must show a current hunting or fishing license and take a survey about bear awareness.

Latest rig count down one in state

HOUSTON (AP) -- The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by three this week to 943.

A year ago, just 497 rigs were active.

Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 759 rigs sought oil and 183 explored for natural gas this week. One was listed as miscellaneous.

Among major oil- and gas-producing states, New Mexico added three rigs. Alaska gained two and Pennsylvania one.

Texas and Wyoming each lost a rig.

Arkansas, California, Colorado, Louisiana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah and West Virginia were all unchanged.

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