Washington D-C – Harsh words from Republican Wyoming Representative Barbara Cubin. She thinks President Bush should fire embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. He's in the middle of a firestorm after the Bush Administration fired U.S. Attornies. Many of the prosecutors believe they were sacked for disagreements with the White House. Congresswoman Cubin is usually one of Mr. Bush's most ardent supporters. But Tuesday, she bucked her party to become the latest Congressional Republican...to suggest the President can the Attorney General. "Mr. Gonzales has been asleep at the switch.
Moorcroft, Wy – A cattle group that hopes to provide another voice for ranchers has gotten off the ground. Organizers say that they hope it will help with providing ranchers a future and to help with marketing issues. The new group is called Independent Cattlemen of Wyoming or I-Calf. Organizer Judy McCullough or Moorcroft says they had ranchers from across the state attend their opening meeting this week. She says many of the ranchers feel disenfranchised. McCullough says they hope to provide a voice for those people.
Cheyenne, Wy – The School Facilities Commission voted yesterday (Tuesday) to devote some 300 (m) million dollars in available money to 38 school construction projects that either are under way or are about to begin. Meanwhile, a variety of other projects estimated at 187 (m) million dollars were put on hold until the commission can go to the Legislature for additional funding. The commission did not have available at yesterday's meeting a list of which school projects would go on which list. But said
Rock Springs, Wy – A worker performing maintenance to a boiler area at Jim Bridger Power Plant near Rock Springs died after he fell about 25 feet off a scaffold. Authorities say 49-year-old Leo Greyeyes, of Kayenta, Arizona, fell yesterday (Tuesday) morning and died of head and chest trauma. Greyeyes was pronounced dead at the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Maintenance work has been stopped while federal investigators look into the death.
Laramie, Wy – A jury in Casper has convicted a man charged with the first-degree murder of his wife. David Bush was accused of killing his wife, Lynn Bush, who disappeared in 1990. He was charged last year, after investigators said D-N-A evidence linked him to his wife's death. No body was ever found. Prosecution witnesses say Bush talked about burying bodies, committing the perfect murder and killing Lynn Bush. But on the stand, Bush said those comments were fabricated and maintained his innocence.
Laramie, Wy – Three Sheridan city police officers and the city council have settled a lawsuit. The officers were seeking back pay, benefits and retirement contributions. The settlement came after the Sheridan City Council agreed to pay the officers salary raises and benefits that it had withheld. In return, the officers agreed to sign an employee handbook and drop the lawsuit against Police Chief Mike Card and Mayor Dave Kinskey.
Sheridan, Wy – A lawsuit filed by three Sheridan city police officers seeking back pay, benefits and retirement contributions has been settled. The settlement was reached after the Sheridan City Council agreed to pay the officers salary raises and benefits that had been withheld. In return, the officers agreed to sign an employee handbook and drop the lawsuit against Police Chief Mike Card and Mayor Dave Kinskey. The city had been withholding pay raises and contributions to
Jackson, Wy – The number of wolves in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming continues to grow, with federal officials saying the three states had at least 13-hundred wolves at the end of 2006. Ed Bangs is wolf recovery coordinator for the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service. He says he can't see room for any more -- but he adds, "We'll see." The wolf population has, on average, grown by about 26 percent a year for the past decade. The reports of livestock being killed by wolves have also increased, along with the number of wolves killed