Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Tribune Eagle is making a major investment in a new printing press even while other newspapers around the country are suffering from declining circulation and advertising revenue.
Executives at the daily Wyoming Tribune Eagle in Cheyenne say they're investing in the $15.5 million printing press both to upgrade the daily newspaper and also to expand the company's commercial printing business.
Cheyenne, WY – The U.S. Forest Service says that about 400 members of the Rainbow Family threw rocks and sticks at ten federal officers on Thursday night as they tried to arrest one member of the group.
The agency says five members of the group were arrested and one officer was injured slightly.
Rita Vollmer is spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service. The agency is monitoring this year's gathering of about 7,000 members of the Rainbow Family on federal land near Big Sandy, in Sublette County.
Casper, Wy – Casper is getting direct jet service to Las Vegas. Allegiant Air will fly from Casper to Las Vegas twice a week on a 150 seat jet. The company is a low cost carrier that currently serves Billings and Fort Collins. Casper officials see the Natrona County Airport as a catchall for central Wyoming people who want to visit Las Vegas. The service begins in September.
Omaha, Neb – A former University of Wyoming swimmer needs a good swim today in order to make the U-S Olympic team. Scott Usher has qualified for the 200 meter breast stroke finals at the U-S Olympic trials. Usher needs to finish in the top two in order to return to the Olympics. He placed seventh in the 2004 Olympic games after becoming the first U-W swimmer to qualify.
Douglas, Wy – A former Converse County school administrator is suing the school district for gender and age discrimination among other concerns. Jenni Twiford was a special education administrator and says she faced harassment in order to get her to retire. She is 65. Twiford alleges that her husband Jim was also encouraged to retire because of his age. He is a former state senate president. School officials say they cannot comment.
Laramie, WY – The Grand Teton Music festival is underway. It starts with a weekend celebration of Leonard Bernstein.
Music Director Donald Runnicles says they year's lineup tries to celebrate a number of things, including great music and great musicians.
The festival kicks off tonight (Thursday night). Friday features the annual Music in the Hole 4th of July event. The rest of the performances will be at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. The last concert of the summer is August 16th.