Archive - Jan 2010 - News

January 24th

Poll Question - The State Legislature and Rainy Day Account

Monday, February 8th, the Wyoming State Legislature will convene for the 2010 Budget Session. This week's Bank of poll question is "Should the State Legislature tap into their rainy day accounts to maintain current funding for cities & non-profit organizations?

Ruling delayed on charges against former officer

RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) - A circuit court judge in Rawlins has taken under advisement a case against former Rawlins police captain and Carbon County commissioner Adam "Lee" Meacham. The 45-year-old Meachem is charged with sexual assault,
soliciting a child to participate in illicit acts, furnishing alcohol to minors and other crimes.

Ranchers Wary Of moving bison to Guernsey park

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Some ranchers are opposed to a proposal to move 14 wild Yellowstone bison to a state park in southeast Wyoming, despite assurances from state officials that the animals are free of an animal disease that can cause abortions among cattle.

Wyoming Troopers Seizing Marijuana On Interstate

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers have confiscated nearly 100 pounds of marijuana worth about $265,000 in just more than a week from motorists traveling along Interstate 80. Patrol Sgt. Steve Townsend says the harvesting season for pot growers is from early October through December, and that most of the pot is then transported east.

January 23rd

Blowing Winds And Winter Like Weather

Winter like weather this weekend. Expect winds and blowing snow. Sunday accumulation of around 1 inch of snow. Northwest winds 20 to 35 mph with gusts to around 45 mph. Highs will be around 20. Sunday night expect strong winds and blowing snow. A Meteorologist for the National Weather Service.

January 22nd

Former US Attorney Enters Wyoming Governor Race

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Former U.S. Attorney Matt Mead officially announced he's seeking the Wyoming Republican Party's nomination to run for governor. The 47-year-old Mead made campaign stops Friday in Gillette, Casper and Cheyenne.

Business Council Board Approves Rule Changes To A Couple Of Grant Programs

During a call-in meeting this week, the Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors approved various rule changes to the Business Ready Community and Community Facility Grant and Loan programs. Business Council CEO Bob Jensen.

State Revenue Projections Hold Steady

Wyoming legislators shouldn't expect any last-minute financial windfalls to spare them from the need to make tough budget choices in the session that starts next month.

2nd Death Linked To Case Involving Wyoming Bull Rider

CASPER, (AP) - Federal prosecutors have linked a second death to a case in which a group of Wyoming men are charged with distributing cocaine and heroin. The group also has been connected to the December 2nd death of Cheyenne professional bull rider Bryan John Guthrie.

Sheridan Recreation District Officials Will Remain Employees, Not Contract Labor

After receiving a letter from the the State of Wyoming Compliance Officer, the Sheridan Recreation District learned that they will have to classify their officials as employees instead of contract labor.