Archive - Jan 2010 - News

January 16th

Wyoming Disputes Lack Of Good Faith Over Wolves

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Wyoming is disputing federal claims that the state's plans for managing wolves wouldn't ensure a viable minimum population of the animals. The state on Friday filed what could be its last brief in a lawsuit over wolves before the case goes before U.S. District Judge Alan Johnson in Cheyenne January 29th.

Freudenthal Doesn't Want To Tap Into Rainy Day Fund

CASPER, (AP) - Governor Dave Freudenthal says the future economic climate is too uncertain to justify spending money from the state's rainy-day fund. But Freudenthal is also putting a positive spin on the state's post-energy boom financial situation, comparing funding levels to those of 2003 and 2004.

January 15th

Sheridan Police Have Murder Suspect In Custody

Sheridan Police officers responded to a call reporting a possible homicide in Sheridan sometime before 3 o’clock Friday afternoon. The Special Response Team was called in to secure the area around 1075 Bellevue Avenue.

Police Respond To Alleged Homicide

Sheridan Police officers responded to a call reporting a possible homicide in Sheridan sometime before 3 o’clock Friday afternoon. The Special Response Team was called in to secure the area around 1075 Bellevue Avenue.

Northeast Enforcement Team And Sheridan County Sheriff's Office Arrest Husband And Wife On Drug Charges

On Thursday January 14th, members of the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office and the Northeast Enforcement Team arrested Nicholas and Jennifer Edwards both age 33, for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver/marijuana, possession of a controlled substance/methamphetamine and child endangerment.

Park County Arts Patron To be Honored By Governor Freudenthal and Wyoming Arts Council

Governor Dave Freudenthal has bestowed a special honor upon Cody arts patron Naoma Tate. Chosen from 23 nominees, Tate will receive one of five Governor's Arts Awards on February 12th in Cheyenne during the 28th Anniversary Celebration to be held at Little America.

Parents Of Autistic Man Settle Wrongful Death Suit

GILLETTE, (AP) - The parents of a 34-year-old autistic man who was run over while crossing a Gillette street have settled their wrongful death lawsuit with the driver's insurance carrier. According to court documents, Bill Kintner of Gillette was walking to the grocery store in 2008 when he was hit by a vehicle driven by Cole Stoner.

Wyoming Man Charged With Attempted Murder

RIVERTON, (AP) - Prosecutors have charged an 18-year-old Riverton man with attempted first degree murder in connection with a stabbing case. Brodey Burnett is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Rita Meyer to Announce Run for Wyoming Governor

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Republican State Auditor Rita Meyer is lining up as a candidate for Wyoming governor. Meyer's campaign said Thursday that she will hold announcements in Casper and Cheyenne on Tuesday.

Campaign manager Annemarie McCracken confirms that Meyer will announce her candidacy at the events. At least three other Republicans are looking into running for governor in 2010.

January 14th

MDU Files Supplemental Electrical Increase Request

Montana Dakota Utilities announced that it is adjusting the proposed electrical rate increase filed with the Wyoming Public Service Commission last August. The supplemental filing calls for a smaller increase than originally proposed. The new request calls for an average 25 percent increase rather than the 31 percent average across all classes.