Archive - Nov 2009

November 22nd

Wyoming Trooper Gets 15 Years In Prison

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A former Wyoming state trooper has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for kidnapping a truck driver in what prosecutors say was an aborted murder plot.Federal judge Alan B. Johnson said Friday he regarded Franklin Joseph Ryle's plan as half-baked. But the judge said there was no doubt his offense was serious and required a significant sentence.

November 21st

The Wyoming Cowboy Basketball Team Defeats the Boise State Broncos, 87 to 61

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -Djibril Thiam scored 19 points as Wyoming ran past Boise State 87-61 Saturday night.

The Cowboys (2-1) used an aggressive full-court press to force 23 turnovers that resulted in 31 points.

Afam Muojeke scored 18 points for Wyoming, followed by Adam Waddell with 16 and Desmar Jackson with 11.

Wyoming falls to TCU, 45 to 10

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Matthew Tucker and Joseph Turner each ran for two touchdowns, and No. 4 TCU routed Wyoming 45-10 on Saturday for the Horned Frogs' best start in 71 years.

Wyoming Challenges Yellowstone Snowmobile Rules

CHEYENNE, (AP) - The state of Wyoming has filed a new federal lawsuit seeking to block the National Park Service from restricting snowmobile numbers in Yellowstone National Park. The Park Service on Friday issued a temporary rule that would allow up to 318 snowmobiles and 78 snowcoaches per day into the park starting next month and continuing through next winter.

November 21st

Saturday, November 21th

SHS BASKETBALL - The Bronc and Lady Bronc basketball teams have finished up their first week of pre-season practice. The regular season opens Friday, December 4th with the Broncs and Lady Broncs hosting a double-header with Green River. Both games will be broadcast live on AM 1410 KWYO -- game times will be at 5:45 and 7:30.

Senator Enzi Feels The Reid Health Care Bill Will Mean Fewer Jobs, More Taxes And Higher Health Care Costs

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi gave a speech on the Senate floor Friday that outlined the deficiencies in the $2.5 trillion Reid health care bill. Enzi also spoke with a group of Republicans at a news conference later in the day where he pointed out the flaws of the Reid health care bill and the increased taxes it calls for.

Wyoming Highway's Are Becoming Quite Popular For Drug Couriers

Wyoming roadways continue to be utilized by illegal drug couriers who are moving their product from the west coast to points east.
State Troopers have made three felony marijuana seizures in the last three weeks that have resulted in multiple arrests.

Representative Lummis Comments On Decision To Hold Terrorist Trials In The Big Apple

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis, issued the following statement regarding U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's decision that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four conspirators will face trial in federal court in New York City for masterminding the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Northern Wyoming Sugar Beet Growers Are Still Digging

POWELL, (AP) - Western Sugar Cooperative growers in northern Wyoming are digging more sugar beets under the quota system that has been in place since a hard freeze damaged the beets in early October. Western Sugar officials allowed growers to dig another 1.2 tons per contracted acre. That should provide about a week's worth of supply to the Lovell beet processing factory.

Wyoming Trooper Gets 15 Years In Prison

CHEYENNE, (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a former Wyoming state trooper to serve 15 years in prison for kidnapping a truck driver in what prosecutors say was an aborted murder plot. U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson sentenced 42-year-old Franklin Ryle on Friday after a lengthy sentencing hearing that began Thursday.