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$15K reward offered in Sheridan fire investigation

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities have increased the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever set fire to the Sheridan County Attorney’s Office. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Sheridan Police Department and Sheridan Fire-Rescue have increased the award from $10,000 to $15,000. Investigators say the fire, which was reported at 4:30 a.m. June 4, was deliberately set with gasoline. … Read entire article »

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Wyoming school district coalition grows

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two more school districts have joined a coalition that says the state Legislature has shortchanged Wyoming K-12 funding by $151 million in recent years by failing to keep up with inflation. Sheridan County School District 3 and Lincoln County School District 1 recently joined the coalition that was formed earlier this year by seven other districts. The districts want adjustments for inflation to be included as an annual, automatic part of the state’s budget. They say the lack of an inflation adjustment has districts falling behind on heating bills and other costs that increase each year. Wyoming ranks among the top states in spending per K-12 student. … Read entire article »

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US senator to ask Congress to suspend coal sales

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. senator says he’ll ask fellow lawmakers to halt further coal sales on federal lands in the West after a senior administration official declined to suspend the troubled government program. Sen. Ed Markey said Tuesday the Interior Department is moving too slowly on promised reforms. The Massachusetts Democrat has said undervalued coal sales might have cost taxpayers $200 million or more. Government investigators earlier this year found a widespread lack of competition in coal lease sales. Markey wants companies to pay a fair price for the right to mine. In a letter first reported by The Boston Globe, U.S. Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze agreed reforms are needed. But he says a suspension of sales is not necessary while the changes are being considered. … Read entire article »

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Hunters can now file license information online

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Wyoming say hunters can now fill out their harvest reports online. Hunters will have the option to give the Wyoming Game and Fish Department their email address when they buy a license. The department will then send a link to the online harvest surveys instead of sending hard copies by mail. Hunter survey coordinator Gail Sheridan says each Internet response will save the department $2.50. Game and Fish conducts surveys to estimate harvest, hunter success and hunter effort, and biologists use the information to monitor populations and set harvest quotas and season dates. Sheridan says even if hunters didn’t hunt or harvest, the state needs their input because the license activity is a major factor used to compile annual harvest reports. … Read entire article »

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Man sues Cody police official for excessive force

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A man has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Cody’s assistant police chief over an arrest four years ago. The lawsuit by Juan Paul Flores says George Menig used a stun gun on him and assaulted him while he was handcuffed. The lawsuit was filed last week in U.S. District Court. Menig had not filed a response as of Monday afternoon. The lawsuit says Flores was arrested on Sept. 13, 2010, in Cody on accusations of threatening to “blow things up.” … Read entire article »

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Fort Washakie summit to discuss ag production, other issues

(WIND RIVER RESERVATION) Agricultural production, issues and services specific to tribal lands and American Indian farmers and ranchers will be explored during the 2014 Wind River Agriculture Summit in Fort Washakie Thursday, Sept. 18. Sessions begin at 9 and last until 4 p.m. with lunch and refreshments provided. “The 2014 Wind River Agriculture Summit is an opportunity for agricultural producers to learn about a variety of production agriculture topics and to network with other producers in the area,” said Wind River Reservation UW Extension educator Justina Russell. Participants can attend a number of educational sessions in the afternoon and visit informational booths throughout the one-day event. Indian Land Tenure Foundation president Cris Stainbrook will keynote the summit discussing issues facing American Indian landowners including the Cobell Settlement and the American Indian Probate Reform Act. Also … Read entire article »

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Fremont County Sheriff arrests from 9/16/2014

C’Hair, James 24 Riverton, WY Probation Violation Cornelio, Robert 19 Casper, WY Arrest Warrant, Fremont County, (Probation Revocation) Firth, Jacob 22 Riverton, WY Arrest Warrant, Sublette County (FTA) Jarman, Kent 26 Thermopolis, WY (1) Arrest Warrant, Fremont County, (FTA) (2) Arrest Warrant, Fremont County, (FTA) (3) Arrest Warrant, Fremont County, (FTA) (4) Arrest Warrant, Fremont County, (FTA) Warren, Lena 23 Riverton, WY Arrest Warrant, Fremont County, (FTA) Wesaw, Shane 39 Ft. Washakie, Arrest Warrant, Fremont County, (Probation Revocation) … Read entire article »

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Riverton Police arrests from 9/16/2014

R14-09083           Christopher SunRhodes   60 yr old male from Riverton, Arrested for Public Intoxication R14-09110           Chancee Norby    23 yr old male from Pavillion,  Arrested for a Big Horn County Warrant and a Sublette County Warrant R14-09116           Jeramie Lewis    28 yr old male from Riverton,  Arrested for Probation Revocation and Possession of Methamphetamine   … Read entire article »

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Wyoming Veterans Quarterly commission meeting scheduled

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct its quarterly meeting Sept. 25, at 7:30 a.m., in the Portland Rose Room at the Roundhouse Complex, 1440 Main St., Evanston, Wyoming.   Veterans from around the region are invited to attend the meeting in person.   Items on the agenda include discussion of veterans’ services across the state, the statewide Vietnam Veterans reunion in 2015, legislative initiatives for 2015 and related topics.   The meeting is expected to adjourn by noon. For more information, contact the commission at 307-777-8152. … Read entire article »

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Women of Influence Awards recognize 10 Wyo. businesswomen

At an awards luncheon today, Wyoming Business Report recognized 10 women for being “Women of Influence” in their industries. About 260 people attended the luncheon honoring the 10 winners along with the 20 finalists and 87 overall nominees. Most recipients indicated humility and surprise upon receipt of the award. Many of the women pointed to other women in the gathering as their own mentors or influencers. Many of last year’s winners presented awards to this years distinguished women. A list of this year’s award winners follows: Banking and Finance Karen J. Saunders, President/Owner, The Mortgage Source Inc. Business and Business Services Jennifer Merrill, President, Merrill Inc. Education Brenda Creel, Principal, Laramie County School District #1 Energy & Utilities Brenda Schladweiler Owner, BKS Environmental Associates Inc. Government, Military or Law Marilyn … Read entire article »

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