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Tribal Liaison Quits
June 12, 2014 – 12:15 pm | Comments Off

(Casper/AP) – The Eastern Shoshone’s tribal liaison to the Wyoming Legislature and the governor’s office has resigned, saying officials showed little respect for the position and discriminated against her because she is …

Operation Jessica
June 12, 2014 – 12:14 pm | Comments Off

(Cheyenne) – Last week, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, in conjunction with the U.S. Marshal’s Service, conducted “Operation Jessica” on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Operation Jessica is intended to ensure those convicted …

Packhorse Race This Weekend
June 12, 2014 – 12:11 pm | Comments Off
Packhorse Race This Weekend

(Dubois) – The Don Scheer Memorial Packhorse race will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Dubois Town Park.

Teams will break down their camp, pack one horse, saddle two other horses and trot …

YNP Visitation Increases
June 12, 2014 – 12:05 pm | Comments Off
YNP Visitation Increases

(Jackson) – Visitation to Yellowstone National Park for the first five months of 2014 is up almost six percent compared to the previous year.

Through May of this year, over 415,000 people had visited Yellowstone …

Riverton Police Log – 2014
June 12, 2014 – 8:37 am | Comments Off
Riverton Police Log – 2014

The following reports are provided by the Riverton Police Department. All those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
JUNE
June 11 Arrests
Rysen TallWhiteMan – 22 – Ethete – Bond Revocation
June 4 …

Tree Damage In Gillette
June 11, 2014 – 12:24 pm | Comments Off

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — City officials in Gillette say they’re just now finding out that a severe snowstorm last October seriously damaged several more trees than they’d originally thought. Ten cottonwood trees will be cut …

Slain Las Vegas Police Officer From Green River
June 11, 2014 – 12:23 pm | Comments Off

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A family friend and cousin say they remember a slain Las Vegas police officer as a devoted father who loved his job and enjoyed woodworking. Alyn Beck was originally from …

Man Killed By Falling Tree
June 11, 2014 – 12:22 pm | Comments Off

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A Taiwanese man is dead after being hit by a falling tree while hiking off an established trail in Yellowstone National Park. Park officials aren’t releasing the 36-year-old man’s …

EPA Proposes Rules
June 11, 2014 – 12:21 pm | Comments Off

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is promoting proposed clean power plant rules to western governors as a way to deal with wildfires and floods. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy …

Canada Lynx – Recovery
June 10, 2014 – 10:43 am | Comments Off
Canada Lynx – Recovery

Recovery plan for lynx could take until 2018
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials have told a federal judge they expect to take until early 2018 to complete a long-delayed recovery plan for imperiled Canada …

Newborn Wildlife
June 10, 2014 – 10:41 am | Comments Off
Newborn Wildlife

Game and Fish: Don’t touch newborn wildlife
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds people to keep away from newborn wildlife now that it’s springtime.
Game and Fish officials say don’t pick up newborn …

Sheridan Fire
June 10, 2014 – 10:38 am | Comments Off

$10K reward offered in Sheridan fire investigation
(Information in the following story is from: The Sheridan (Wyo.) Press, http://www.thesheridanpress.com/)
SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities have announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the …