Archive - Nov 2009 - News

November 21st

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.

November 20th

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.

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.

Family Mourns Loss of Wyoming Soldier

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The mother of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Zorn says her son knew early in life that he wanted to join the military, and he planned to spend his career in the service. Zorn died Monday in Tal Afar, Iraq, from injuries suffered in a roll-over crash. He was 35.

Troops' Post-Deployment Questionnaires Missing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional investigators say tens of thousands of questionnaires aimed at measuring the mental and physical health of returning combat troops can't be found. As a result, the Government Accountability Office says, the military does not have reasonable assurances that the service members got the opportunity to report their health problems on the forms.

Death Warrant Hearing Set for Wyoming Inmate

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A death warrant hearing is scheduled for December 14th for Dale Wayne Eaton, the only inmate on Wyoming's death row.

Eaton was sentenced to death for the 1988 rape and murder of 18- year-old Lisa Marie Kimmell of Billings, Montana. The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review his case.