Cheyenne, WY – The federal government's refusal to release any information on what killed three teenage girls found dead on the Wind River Indian Reservation last year is driving a Wyoming state senator to propose changing state law to make county coroner records more open.
Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, has drafted legislation that would specify that all coroner records would be open for public review unless they're specified to be privileged or confidential by law.
Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming Republicans Sen. John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis say they oppose a U.S. House bill that would provide more land for wild horses and burros and protect the animals from slaughter.
The bill would restrict the government from killing healthy wild horses and burros. It would also give the government authority to enter into cooperative agreements to establish wild horse sanctuaries on nonfederal lands.
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that enacting the bill would cost up to $700 million.
Cheyenne, WY – More than $10 million in federal economic stimulus funding will help hundreds of low-income families keep the Wyoming chill out of their homes.
The money is going toward a state program that helps people who meet certain income requirements install insulation, tune up their furnaces, switch to programmable thermostats and take other steps to make their homes more energy efficient.
Rawlins, Wy – Carbon and Albany county commissioners have chosen James Elliott Jr. to replace Democrat Bill Vasey in the state Senate. The county commissioners voted for Elliott Monday. Other candidates for the District 11 seat were David Throgmorton and Linda Ann Smith. All three Carbon County commissioners voted for Elliott and two Albany County commissioners voted for David Throgmorton. Eliott will serve through the legislative budget session early next year. He says he hasn't decided if he'll run for the Senate in