Cheyenne, Wy – The president of Laramie County Community College is resigning. The LCCC board announced Monday night that Darrel Hammon resigned and that the board of trustees has agreed to pay him $360,000. Hammon earned $184,000 a year and had 2 1/2 years left on his contract. Hammon said he's leaving because he thinks it's time for the college to go in a different direction. He also said he doesn't have the full support of the board of trustees. Two newly elected trustees have said that having Hammon leave would be best for the college.
WASHINGTON – The small convoy of trucks that left Jackson on November 10th has arrived in the Nation's Capital with its precious cargo intact: a 67-foot native of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and all the trimmings. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson has more from Washington.
CHEYENNE, wyo – The Wyoming Highway Safety Program says the state isn't winning the battle against drunken driving. Last year: alcohol played a role in 41 percent of the deaths on Wyoming's roads and nearly half of the states fatal crashes involved alcohol.
Last year, the Legislature failed to pass measures that would have made refusing to take blood-alcohol tests a crime and increased drunken driving penalties.
Laramie is moving toward passing its own tougher penalties for drunken drivers.
CHEYENNE, wyo – Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal says he, two other Western governors and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar are all frustrated at lack of progress toward ending federal protections for wolves in the Northern Rockies.
Freudenthal, Salazar, Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and Idaho Gov. "Butch" Otter met Monday in Denver to talk about the wolf issue.
Freudenthal says much of the meeting focused on possible congressional action to recognize that the wolf population is fully recovered in the Northern Rockies.