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.
Rock Springs, Wy – A Colorado official says Wyoming's Flaming Gorge Reservoir doesn't have enough water for a proposal to pipe billions of gallons to Colorado cities. Eric Kuhn of the Colorado River Water Conservation District says growing demand from current users and predictions that less water will flow into Flaming Gorge in the future means there isn't enough for the pipeline proposal. Flaming Gorge water eventually flows into the Colorado River. Kuhn's district is responsible for making sure water rights holders