Cheyenne, WY – The Northern Arapaho Tribe says it will oppose an attempt by a tribal member serving time on a murder conviction to intervene in the tribe's federal lawsuit over a long-standing boundary dispute.
The tribe sued the state and Fremont County last month, arguing that they had been improperly taxing tribal members living in Riverton and other areas nearby.
Jackson, WY – A moose in Star Valley has tested positive for chronic wasting disease in what state wildlife officials say is the first time the disease has been found west of the Continental Divide in northwestern Wyoming.
Officials with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced last week that the three-year-old female moose was found last February near Bedford.
Laramie, WY – A Cheyenne legislator is renewing his effort to outlaw certain kinds of cell phone use while driving. Representative Floyd Esquibel says he was saddened by the deaths of two Wyoming teenagers in the last two months. Both were driving while text-messaging. "What message was being transmitted?" Esquibel says. "What was so important about the message that it couldn't wait?"
Sundance, Wy – A Crook County health care provider says that an 80-thousand dollar grant from the state will help to recruit a much-needed family practice physician. The money is part of a state funded effort to bring new doctors to areas where there are major shortages. The C-E-O of the Crook County Medical service is Doris Brown. She says several health clinics in Crook County were temporarily closed last summer because they did not have enough doctors to stay open. But Brown says the new state grant will help pay for recruiting services, advertising, and moving expenses.
Laramie, WY – The Libertarian candidate running for Wyoming's seat in the US House of Representatives says going after corporate executives is the best way to restore confidence in the nation's economy.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – A consultant for the state says Wyoming should not miss this train.
Consultant David Simpson says if Colorado goes ahead with a proposed high-speed passenger rail system, Wyoming would be almost foolish not to link into the system.
Colorado is considering investing more than $10 billion in commuter rail on the Front Range and into the mountains on the Interstate 70 corridor. Promoters of the project envision a high-speed rail system from Casper to south of Albuquerque.