Laramie, Wy – A member of the Sheridan police commission has resigned after being accused of potential bias in a case involving potential discipline of several police officers who pulled over the city mayor. Dick Hammer has served on the police commission for about six years. He resigned Wednesday after attorney Harlan Rasmussen noted Hammer worked on Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey's 2004 election campaign. The police commission is a three-member board that will determine if three officers involved in Kinskey's July traffic stop should be disciplined.
Laramie, Wy – Wyoming U-S Representative Barbara Cubin sided with her party this week in voting for controversial budget-cutting bills. House Republicans pushed through legislation that would curb rapidly growing spending such as Medicaid, farm programs, food stamps and student loan subsidies. Republicans say reining in such programs is the first step to restoring fiscal discipline. Democrats and environmental groups criticized the bills, saying they would cut rural health care, and allow public lands to be sold off.
Laramie, Wy – Congress has approved an additional four million dollars for building walking and biking paths in Grand Teton National Park. U-S Senator Craig Thomas says Congress appropriated the same amount of money last year for the park's Pathways Project. Congress also approved a bill that includes seven million dollars for a new Wyoming Air National Guard building in Cheyenne.