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Submitted by rebecca on October 10, 2013 – 12:20 pmNo Comment

AIRMAN-ABANDONED CAR

Wyo. family seeks exception for parking law

(Information in the following story is from: Laramie (Wyo.) Daily Boomerang, http://www.laramieboomerang.com)

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The father of a Wyoming National Guard member says there needs to be some leeway on Laramie’s abandoned vehicle ordinance for members of the military serving overseas.

John Ysebaert (YAY’-bert) says his son’s 1967 Ford Fairlane was twice ordered removed from in front of their home while his son was serving overseas.

National Guard Senior Airman John Scott Ysebaert returned early Wednesday from his second tour abroad. He also served an active duty tour in Iraq for the U.S. Army.

His father has asked the Laramie City Council to consider allowing exceptions to the abandoned vehicle ordinance for extraordinary circumstances.

But Police Chief Dale Stalder tells the Laramie Boomerang that creating an exception would complicate and create conflicts within the ordinance.

The council has not acted on the request.

DISABILITY CENTER

Report: safety concerns at Wyoming center

(Information in the following story is from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com)

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A report by a disability advocacy group says residents at a state facility for the developmentally disabled are exposed to significant safety risks.

The group says the unsafe conditions are exacerbated by the Wyoming Life Resource Center’s failure to secure dangerous areas or lock away potentially harmful chemicals.

It also says staff at the Lander facility failed to take adequate steps to address suicide risks at the center, leaving residents unsupervised or with easy access to items they could use to harm themselves.

The report was done by Wyoming Protection & Advocacy System, which is a nonprofit that investigates abuse and neglect of people with disabilities.

State officials tell the Casper Star-Tribune (http://bit.ly/GPgIx7) that the center is safe but they’re reviewing the report and facility operations.

WOLF HUNT

2nd Wyoming wolf hunt area closed

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says the quota in another wolf area has been met and will be closed for the remainder of the season.

Spokesman Alan Dubberley says wolf hunt area 5 has reached its quota of three wolves.

Hunt area 5 encompasses a large area around Dubois in the Wind River and Absaroka mountain ranges.

It is the second wolf hunt area to close this hunting season. Hunt area 10 southeast of Jackson reached its quota of one wolf on opening day.

The wolf hunting season began Oct. 1 and ends Dec. 31, 2013 except for hunt area 12 south of Jackson, which opens Oct. 15 and closes Dec. 31.

BUDGET BATTLE-YELLOWSTONE WEDDING

Shutdown nixes Yellowstone wedding bells

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Megan Wenk spent three months planning her dream wedding at Yellowstone National Park’s Artist’s Point.

Then the government shutdown closed all the national parks to visitors, leaving Wenk and her husband-to-be, Kory Hammerbeck, scrambling to find a new location for Sunday’s ceremony.

It didn’t matter that her dad is the park’s top official.

Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk said Wednesday he and his daughter are scouting new wedding locations north of the park, near the Gallatin National Forest.

He says the wedding will still go on, with 65 guests expected to arrive from across the nation.

Wenk says it won’t be the wedding his daughter had hoped for, but they are no different from anybody else when it comes to the effects of the shutdown.


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