Archive - Dec 8, 2012 - News

Despite Casper College Killing, Small Campuses Safe

Jim Krumm and Heidi Arnold were the victims of 25-year-old Chris Krumm's murderous attack in the Casper College slayings. (Photo courtesy of

When a Casper College instructor was attacked and killed in front of his class, by his own son, there wasn't much campus security staff could have done to stop it.

Loss of Federal Leases Can Spell Loss of Wyoming Habitat

Some hunters and wildlife activists say the loss of Conservation Reserve Program lands could mean fewer ducks for Wyoming hunters. (Stock photo)

Conservation Reserve Program lands in Wyoming and other states are where thousands of pheasant and upland bird hunters go every year. It's also where millions of ducks and other birds nest and hatch their young.

Buffalo Ranch Featured On PBS Series 'America's Heartland'

Ryan Fieldgrove, his family and ranch are featured in this week's episode of “American Heartland.”

The show is a nationally-distributed TV program that is shown on Wyoming PBS stations and on RFD-TV.

USDA Employee Under Investigation for Photos of Ensnared Coyotes

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Jamie Olson, an employee with the Wyoming Wildlife Services, posted this picture to his personal Facebook of an ensnared coyote being taunted by a dog. Additional images were posted of a dead coyote, prompting an investigation. (Photo courtesy of

A man who traps and removes predators threatening wildlife for the USDA is under investigation for some Facebook photos he posted showing trapped coyotes - some alive some possibly dead - that appear to have been taunted by dogs. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy reports.

Arctic Front Bringing Heavy Winter Weather Through Sheridan

Arctic Front Bringing Heavy Winter Weather Through Sheridan (Photo by Chris Foy)

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in effect from noon today through 6 a.m. Sunday. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has the story.

Personal Safety Workshop for Kids is Dec. 18

Personal Safety Workshop for Kids is Dec. 18 (Image courtesy of

Empower Wyoming, a group aiming to end violence through personal safety training and self-reliance education, will be hosting kids workshops later this month in Buffalo. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, December 18 between 3:45 and 5:45 p.m. at Clear Creek Middle School.

Mead Looks Over Fiscal Cliff

Gov. Matt Mead says governors of both parties are anxious to see a deal on a deficit-reduction agreement to avert the end-of-year "fiscal cliff."

Health Dept. Projects Medicaid Expansion Savings

The Wyoming Department of Health estimates that if Wyoming were to accept the optional Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, it would save more than $47 million in state funds and reduce the number of uninsured residents.