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Report: 2 Wyoming cities as great places to age

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A new report gives high marks to Cheyenne and Casper for promoting and enabling successful aging. Cheyenne ranked 9th overall and Casper ranked 20th out of 252 small metros that were graded in the Milken Institute report. The institute did its report on the basis that most individuals want to age at home and not be uprooted from their communities. It examined how well U.S. cities are providing the infrastructure, amenities and opportunities both to serve, and benefit from, the country’s fastest-growing age segment. … Read entire article »

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Rock Springs couple plead not guilty

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A Rock Springs man and woman have entered not guilty pleas in the death of their 4-month-old twin daughter. Jacob and Amanda Triplett each have been charged with first-degree murder, two counts of child abuse and one count of aggravated child abuse. They entered their pleas last Friday in District Court before Judge Nena James. Both remain in custody on $1 million cash bond. According to police, one of the couple’s twin daughters died on September 17th after being taken to a hospital where doctors found the baby had broken ribs, was malnourished and was brain-dead. They say the other twin baby and two other children, a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, also were malnourished and had signs of abuse. … Read entire article »

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Former Casper police worker accused of sex assault

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A former victim advocate for the Casper Police Department is accused of sexually assaulting a woman as she recovered from surgery at an assisted living center. 47-year-old James Holscher appeared in court Monday on charges of second-degree sexual assault and exploitation of a vulnerable adult. Prosecutors say Holscher assaulted the woman June 13th as she was recovering after having both her hips replaced earlier this year. Investigators say she told them she couldn’t stop Holscher because of her medical condition. The woman told authorities that she and Holscher had a consensual sexual relationship but Holscher touched her inappropriately after she told him several times to stop. Holscher resigned July 24th. … Read entire article »

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Number of highway fatalities in Wyoming up

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Nearly twice as many people have died on Wyoming highways so far this year compared with 2013. Wyoming Highway Patrol figures show that 135 people have died as of last week this year in highway crashes. At the same point in 2013, the state had recorded 77 highway deaths. For all of 2013, there were 87 total fatalities. But officials say last year’s fatal crash totals were unusually low. On average, about 120 people die on Wyoming highways each year. Officials with the Highway Patrol said heavy oil field traffic and increased accidents involving drunk driving is contributing to this year’s spike. … Read entire article »

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Fremont County Sheriff arrests from 11/24/2014

Kirkpatrick, Steven, 30 of Lander – Arrest Warrant, Fremont County, (Probation Revocation)     … Read entire article »

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Wyoming cruises to 66-45 win over Florida A&M

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Matt Sellers scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Wyoming to a 66-45 win over Florida A and M on Monday night. Wyoming (4-0) opened with a 30-9 run that included 3-pointers from Charles Hankerson Jr., Riley Grabau, Larry Nance Junior and Jason McManamen. Shooting 53.2 percent from the floor, the Cowboys then held Florida A and M (0-5) at bay over the final 20 minutes. McManamen and Jeremy Lieberman added nine points apiece and Derek Cooke Jr. had seven rebounds in the win, which marked the first meeting between the programs. After being outscored nearly 2-to-1 in the first period, the Rattlers did a better job of keeping up in the second half, getting edged just 32-30 after the break. Jermaine Ruttley led Florida A and M … Read entire article »

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Lander City Council amended agenda for Nov.25, 2014

November 25, 2014, 6:00 p.m. REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS     Pledge of Allegiance   Call to Order   Approval of Agenda   Oral Comments Personal Privilege – Mayor and Council Department Report   Approval of Minutes Regular Council Meeting – October 28, 2014 Special Council Meeting – November 12, 2014 Special Council Meeting – November 18, 2014 Ordinances   New Business Approve catering permit from Mr. D’s to cater Forest Service Party at the Community Center on December 2, 2014 Approve Catering permit from Mr. D’s to cater Lander Police Department Party at the Community Center on December 17, 2014 Approve catering permit from The Caterers to cater a Wedding and the Community Center on December 13, 2014 Authorize Mayor to sign Termination of Easement between the City of Lander and Eric & Julianne Christensen. Approve Official Volunteer Jeff Young for Light Up Lander Hay Rides   Adjournment … Read entire article »

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Alco Stores to Close Following Bankruptcy Order

(LANDER, Wyo.)  Small-town discount retailer Alco Stores will close after a U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas approved an order by the company’s creditors to shutter its stores, including the store located in Lander, Wyo. The court order Thursday follows the company’s announcement last month that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Alco, based in the Dallas suburb of Coppell (kuh-PEHL’), said at the time that it intended to stay in business while reorganizing. The company was established in 1901 and grew to operate 198 stores in 23 states in the central U.S. It sells home furnishings, outdoor products, electronics, sporting goods and clothing. Alco had $474 million in net sales in its latest fiscal year. That was a 2 percent decline from the year before. The company last year moved its headquarters … Read entire article »

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Experts report on man killed by bears in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A panel of wildlife experts has concluded that a Utah man mauled to death in a remote area of northwest Wyoming in September likely happened upon a bear feeding on a deer. The panel found evidence of both grizzly bears and black bears at the site where 31-year-old Adam Stewart of Virgin, Utah, was killed. They can’t say which kind of bear killed him. Stewart’s body wasn’t found until eight days after his mauling in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Bears had fed on his body and his remains were mixed in with deer remains. Investigators say Stewart was working alone and didn’t have bear spray or a firearm with him. Stewart was employed by a Boise, Idaho, company that the U.S. Forest Service had hired to conduct vegetation surveys. … Read entire article »

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Wyoming Catholic College accreditation candidate

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Catholic College in Lander is seeking federally recognized accreditation. College officials say the school is a candidate for accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission. The commission has accredited more than 1,300 schools. Candidacy comes with a number of benefits, such as acceptance of the college’s credits at other colleges and universities. The school also could become eligible for federal grants and loans. The liberal arts school was incorporated in 2005. It offers bachelor’s degrees and emphasizes religion and outdoor experiences alongside its curriculum. … Read entire article »

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