Denver, Co – A grand jury in Colorado has indicted 15 people on charges of running a cocaine ring in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming. The indictments were handed up July 15 but weren't made public until Wednesday. They list 44 charges, including racketeering. Mike Saccone, a spokesman for Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, says eight of the 15 suspects have been arrested. Saccone says the alleged ring operated out of houses in Brighton and Fort Lupton, both northeast of Denver. He says he can't discuss
Laramie, Wy – In Wyoming education is funded with a specific source of revenue from taxes on property and minerals. Current projections show spending on schools outpacing income and if nothing changes there will be a deficit midway through 2010. That is the same year state lawmakers will work on a new funding model. The model is used to determine how much money each school should get. But, the legislature is constrained somewhat by a decision from the state supreme court that says school funding must be equal across the state.
Cheyenne, WY – Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power is urging its customers to oppose the cap and trade plan that passed the U.S. House in June. The utility company has sent letters to customers saying that cap-and-trade legislation would cost them 29 to 73 percent more on their bills.
Cheyenne, WY – Federal law makes it impossible for satellite television subscribers in most of Wyoming to receive Wyoming PBS, but two bills in a U.S. House committee would change that.
Wyoming U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis has written one bill and is supporting another that would allow satellite television customers to get local programming from outside their designated local programming area.
Cheyenne, WY – Six environmental groups have filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit filed by snowmobilers to challenge a critical habitat designation for Canada lynx.
An attorney for the environmentalists said Monday the groups want to make sure that U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer in Cheyenne gets all the information he needs and doesn't hear just one side of the case.