LARAMIE, wyo – The manager of multi-cultural affairs for the University of Wyoming says Native American students transferring from the Wind River Tribal College to the U-W may be worse off than students transferring from any other college in Wyoming.
According to Conrad Chavez U-W has transfer agreements with all colleges and community colleges in the state, except Wind River.
LARAMIE, wyo – Both Fremont and Weston Counties are experiencing problems with voting equipment today. State election director Peggy Nighswonger says the difficulties are with the machines responsible for counting ballots.
"It's not an electronic tabulation problem, it's more of mechanical problem with the equipment. So we do have some technicians that have been sent to Fremont County and Weston County has been on the phone with technicians today."
Laramie, WY – The Wyoming Highway Patrol has made an arrest after a high-speed pursuit through Converse County. There was a brief a brief standoff between the suspect and law enforcement, but it ended peacefully.
The incident started Monday night after a traffic complaint about a silver pickup travelling at up to 100 miles an hour, and without headlights.
A Trooper spotted the vehicle near Douglas and chased it until the suspect's vehicle hit spike strips.
SHERIDAN, wyo – A second person has been convicted in the killing of a Sheridan businessman.
A jury on Friday found 17-year-old Dharminder Vir Sen guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Robert Ernst in August 2009. He was also found guilty of aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary.
Jurors took just over two hours to reach their verdict.
Twenty-year-old Dennis Poitra was convicted of the same charges in September. He testified that he never threatened Sen to participate in the crimes.
TORRINGTON, Wyo – The Wyoming live cattle market has seen fairly strong numbers this year.
Shawn Madden, of Torrington Livestock Markets, says prices are quite high right now. Madden attributes the healthier market in part to lower numbers overall in cattle inventory and the increase in price for most agricultural products, which discourages production.
In addition, Madden says that increased demand for U.S. beef overseas because the weak dollar makes it cheaper in international markets.