Wyoming – The Matthew Shepard murder affected more than just Wyoming, it captivated the country. We wanted to see what people in other parts of the US remember about the case. Elsa Partan and Peter O'Dowd report.
Wyoming – Matthew Shepard's death is known across the nation as a hate crime. But ten years out, an alternative theory holds fast in Laramie: that Shepard was hooked on methamphetamine, and he was murdered over drugs and money... not because he was gay. Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss takes a look at that theory.
Casper, WY – The three candidates seeking Wyoming's lone seat in the U.S. House squared off in a debate in Casper.
Democrat Gary Trauner, Republican Cynthia Lummis and Libertarian W. David Herbert discussed issues including the economic crisis, energy, the Wyoming Range, offshore drilling, Yellowstone National Park and health care.
Laramie, WY – As the tenth anniversary of Matthew Shepard's death approaches, Governor Dave Freudenthal says he still thinks passing a hate crimes bill is unnecessary. Some are raising the issue again as they remember the murder of the gay University of Wyoming student.
Laramie, Wyo. – The Gunbarrel fire west of Cody was the largest "beneficial use" fire ever in the Rocky Mountain region. That's a fire that is allowed to burn as a natural means of clearing the forest of dead timber.
The fire, which started in July, is mostly out now, but officials say the eastern flank is still smoldering.
Russell Wenke of Park County Fire District Two says it was a good idea to let miles of the dead trees burn. But the sheer duration of the fire got on people's nerves.
"It was quite a trying thing, but we were very successful," Wenke said.
Laramie, Wy – The Albany County coroner says an autopsy report for slain University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard is among numerous autopsy records missing from his office. Coroner Tom Furgeson says he received only a small box of records covering the previous 16 year when he became county coroner in 2006. Furgeson says he doesn't know exactly how many autopsy reports are missing from the office. Former Albany County coroner Julie Heggie, who held the position from 1990 to 2006, says she gave the autopsy reports to the county