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RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - Rainfall on top of the runoff from the melting mountain snowpack has sent some rivers and streams over their banks in central and western Wyoming. Officials say six homes in a subdivision south of Jackson in Teton County were affected by flooding Monday when a mud slide blocked an irrigation ditch.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Authorities say their preliminary investigation into the cause of a wildfire that has burned about 31 square miles in southern Wyoming points to it being human caused. However, investigators with the U.S. Forest Service say they need more information. The fire in the Medicine Bow National Forest was first reported on June 10. It destroyed one home and two outbuildings.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming's unemployment rate fell from 3.8 percent in April to 3.7 percent in May. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reports that from April to May most county unemployment rates decreased. Niobrara County recorded the state's lowest jobless rate in May at 2.5 percent. The state's highest rate was 4.7 percent in Fremont County.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The University of Wyoming's weeklong Native American Summer Institute has wrapped up its second year of seeking to boost the college's Native American enrollment. The institute drew 38 students from about 10 high schools and an additional seven potential transfer students from Central Wyoming College.

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