Washington, DC – Republican Sen. Mike Enzi will announce on Saturday whether he plans to seek re-election.
Enzi, Wyoming's senior senator, has been mum about his election plans so far. Elly Pickett, spokeswoman for the senator, said Monday that she couldn't say in advance of Saturday's event whether he will run again.
Enzi is the former mayor of Gillette. He says he will announce his decision at an ice cream social at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Gillette City Hall.
Casper, Wy – A report says a juvenile facility in Casper has been locking up youth in jail space that was deemed unsuitable for adults over a decade ago. The report obtained by The Associated Press also says that youth at the Regional Juvenile Detention Center are locked up in ways that increase their risk of committing suicide or physically or sexually assaulting one another. The report was done by the National Partnership for Juvenile Services, and it came out in December -- three months before an
Cheyenne, Wy – Cheyenne police arrested a 24-year-old man in the death of his girlfriend's 13-month-old girl. According to a police press release, Ariana Martin was pronounced dead by the Laramie County Coroner at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center after the girl was found Thursday night lying unresponsive in an apartment bedroom. Police say investigators found injuries on the infant's body that did not appear to be accidental. Police say they arrested Alan Sandoval. They say that he is not
Cheyenne, Wy – Cheyenne Frontier Days is imposing stricter rules on the use of hand-held electric shock devices on horses in the annual rodeo. Until now, the "Daddy of 'Em All" had followed the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rules on the use of the prodding devices. The PRCA rules allow for shocking a horse before a ride if the stock contractor, the cowboy riding the horse and the PRCA judge all agree the horse might stall coming out of the chute. An animal rights group has posted Internet videos showing rodeo
Laramie, WY – The Pope has concerned families of Gays and Lesbians with comments that they think could validate violence towards gays.
During the Pope's visit to America, the group Fortunate Families is asking to the Pope to show more compassion and to stop labeling gays and lesbians as objectively disordered. Wyoming Chapter Representative Drew Conneen says the Vatican does not condemn gay and lesbian people just their sexual activity. That is why he wants the church to show more compassion instead of making inflammatory comments.
Cheyenne, WY – Cheyenne police arrested a 24-year-old man in the death of his girlfriend's 13-month-old girl.
According to a police press release, Ariana Martin was pronounced dead by the Laramie County Coroner at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center after the girl was found Thursday night lying unresponsive in an apartment bedroom. Police say investigators found injuries on the child's body that did not appear to be accidental.
Pinedale, Wy – State Rep. Monte Olsen, of Daniel, has decided not to seek re-election to the state House of Representatives. The District 22 Republican has served three terms, representing Wilson, Hoback Junction, Alpine and northern Sublette County. Olsen says he needs to focus on his own health issues. Olsen was injured about a year ago when police said he was run over by a sport utility vehicle driven by his wife. He suffered 10 broken ribs, a collapsed lung and multiple facial injuries.
Washington D-C – The Wyoming Wildlife Federation is praising Senator John Barrasso for introducing legislation in Congress that would pay ranchers for livestock killed by wolves. The group's director, Walt Gasson, says the bill is a very positive move. This is a species of national interest. We're all interested in wolf management whether you live in the Florida Keys or whether you live in southeast Alaska.
This gives us all an opportunity to pay for the costs.