Cody, WY – Outdoor Life magazine lists four Wyoming towns among its top 200 towns for outdoorsmen.
The magazine lists Sheridan, Cody, Casper and Gillette in the top 40 towns that cater to outdoor activities. Sheridan ranked third, Cody fourth, Casper 21st and Gillette 38th.
Outdoor Life evaluated towns across America to find the places that offer world-class hunting and fishing, easy access to public land and water and vibrant economies that remain affordable and hospitable.
Cheyenne, Wyo – The state Department of Family Services says a $2 million appropriation to help communities around Wyoming set up local programs for troubled youth will save the state money in the long run.
The funding is part of a bill signed by Gov. Dave Freudenthal on Wednesday. The funding will help counties set up juvenile services boards. Those boards will in turn set up and oversee local mentoring, counseling and treatment programs for juveniles.
Laramie, Wyo – Record prices for diesel fuel may cause smaller trucking companies to file for bankruptcy.
According to the Energy Information Administration, a gallon of diesel in the Rocky Mountain Region now averages 3 dollars and 70 cents. Nationwide, the price per gallon has hit records nearly every day in recent weeks.
Shelia Foertsch of the Wyoming Trucking Association says that's bad news for the industry.
Wheatland, Wy – Several threatening text messages sent to a student prompted police to lock down Wheatland High School and keep students after the end of the school day Thursday. Police lifted the lockdown at 5:05 p.m., nearly two hours after school ended, after determining that the young adult male they believe sent the text messages wasn't in Platte County. The lockdown began around 12:30 p.m. Wheatland Police Chief Randy Chesser says both the high school and Libbey Elementary School in Wheatland were locked down after