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5:46 pm
Fri September 3, 2010

Casper woman helps in Haiti

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5:41 pm
Fri September 3, 2010

Court blocks grazing rule change

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5:34 pm
Fri September 3, 2010

Wyoming Cowboys open challenging season

Laramie, Wyo. – The Wyoming Cowboys football team opens their season Saturday night against Southern Utah. The Cowboys enter the season following an impressive end to 2009, winning three out of the last four games.

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10:54 am
Fri September 3, 2010

Carbon County attorney drops charges against former officer.

Rawlins, Wy – Carbon County is dismissing criminal charges against a former Rawlins police captain who had been accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.
The county attorney's office said Thursday it is dismissing charges against Adam Lee Meacham. Prosecutors this week said new evidence had surfaced concerning the time frame involved. Meacham had denied wrongdoing. He was set to go to trial in
Thermopolis next week.
In July, a Casper jury acquitted Meacham of five counts of child
sexual abuse in a separate case.

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8:13 pm
Thu September 2, 2010

Weatherizing Wyoming

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7:57 pm
Thu September 2, 2010

Sixth man pleads guilty in bull rider heroin death

Cheyenne, WY – Another man has pleaded guilty to felony drug charges in the heroin overdose deaths last year of a professional bull rider and two others in Cheyenne.

Thirty-four-year-old Christopher Charles Tyson of Cheyenne pleaded guilty on Thursday to distributing the heroin and cocaine that killed bull rider Bryan Guthrie last December.

Tyson also pleaded guilty to conspiring with others to move the drugs that killed Guthrie and two others who died earlier last year.

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7:54 pm
Thu September 2, 2010

Wyoming Man Donates To Defend Arizona Immigration

Phoenix, AZ – A Wyoming man has given more than $1.5 million dollars to help defend Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement measure in court.

The donation from Timothy Mellon of Saratoga brings the total in donations to Governor Jan Brewer's legal defense fund to $3.6 million.

Civil rights groups and the U.S. Justice Department have sued to block Arizona's immigration law.

The latest legal bills released Thursday show Brewer's office has spent more than $440-thousand for the first two months of defending the law.

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7:52 pm
Thu September 2, 2010

Injunction To Block Construction On Ruby Pipeline Denied

Elko, NV – A federal appeals court has denied an environmental group's request for an emergency injunction to block construction of a gas pipeline across four Western states.

The Center for Biological Diversity filed the motion Aug. 18 with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to halt construction of the Ruby Pipeline.

The same group filed suit July 30, saying the pipeline will cross more than 1,000 rivers and streams and harm a number of endangered fish species.

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7:46 pm
Thu September 2, 2010

Proposed Changes Wyoming Energy Leases Bring Criticism

Cheyenne, WY – Oil and gas representatives are voicing criticism about the first proposed changes to Wyoming's oil and gas leasing contract in nearly three decades.

The Office of State Lands and Investments has proposed rewriting almost the entire standard oil and gas leasing contract. The most controversial proposal would raise the maximum amount for state royalties from 16 2/3 percent to 18 3/4 percent.

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