Riverton, WY – The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a Northern Arapaho man's claim that the state of Wyoming lacked authority to prosecute him for murder in his daughter's death. Andrew John Yellowbear Jr. is serving a life sentence in state prison in the 2004 beating death of 22-month-old Marcela Hope Yellowbear. Both the Wyoming Supreme Court and U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer of Cheyenne previously upheld Yellowbear's murder conviction. They rejected Yellowbear's argument that the area of
Laramie, Wyo. – Yellowstone's winter season is coming to a close, as is the Park's temporary two-year winter use plan. The plan provides for commercially guided snowmobile and snow-coach travel into the park.
Laramie, Wyo. – According to the Wyoming Department of Health, nearly 13 percent of Wyoming adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes. The Department says that's a conservative estimate, because those numbers are self-reported. Three Wyoming hospitals recently began pilot projects to reach people at high risk for diabetes before the disease sets in. Beth Kamber, a clinical dietician at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, says the program there is full, with 14 people enrolled. She says the objectives are straightforward...
Helena, Mont. – The new chief of Yellowstone National Park is scheduled to meet with Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer today as officials struggle over what to do with more than 500 bison captured during their winter migration out of the park.
The bison face possible slaughter under a federal-state program meant to protect surrounding cattle ranches from the animal disease brucellosis.
Laramie, Wyo. – State environmental regulators met with energy company representatives Monday to discuss recent elevated ozone levels in western Wyoming's Upper Green River Basin. That's after local ozone levels exceeded federal limits at several monitoring locations last week and this weekend.
Portland, Ore. – A conservation group and lawyers for the U.S. government have made oral arguments to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Portland concerning the protected status of the grizzly bear in and around Yellowstone National Park.
The conservation group, Montana-based Greater Yellowstone Coalition, says on Monday that the bears need to stay on the list of threatened species because their habitat is shrinking and a tree on which they rely for food is dying off.