Wyoming – Jackson will be host for what is called the Global Arts Corps Summer institute. It will look at alternatives for conflict resolution and gets underway this weekend. Plans are for this to be an annual event. It will be held at the center for the arts in Jackson. Michael Lessack joins me to talk about it.
Wyoming – Wyoming and dinosaurs have a long history. Researchers began coming to the state to excavate the animals' fossilized remains well over a century ago, and that work continues to this day. Right now, field workers from Casper College's Tate Geological Museum are hard at work amid rolling ranchland in far eastern Wyoming. They're uncovering the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, one of about 50 specimens known to exist. Now a story about dinosaurs, and joy of discovery.
Wheatland, WY – Two young brothers who were shot and killed in Wheatland Thursday were Special Olympics athletes who were supportive teammates and liked to cheer each other on. Coach Stephanie Everett said the brothers, Joseph and Everett Conant, were high-functioning. The boys and a third brother were shot and killed by their father, also Everett Conant, in their home. The father is also charged for killing his adult brother and wounding his own wife, the boys' mother, in the rampage.
Laramie, Wyo. – Last week, a federal judge restored Endangered Species Act protections for the Preble's meadow jumping mouse in Wyoming. In the late 90s the Preble's mouse was listed as threatened in both Colorado and Wyoming, but it was de-listed in Wyoming in 2008.
Laramie, Wyo. – Police say four people killed in a shooting in Wheatland Thursday night were the suspect's brother and three sons. A fifth victim, the wife of shooting suspect Everett Conant, survived and is currently in stable condition.
According to police, officers responded to a 911 call of shots being fired around 6:00 Thursday evening. After a brief stand-off with police, the suspect surrendered without incident.
Laramie, Wyo. – An investigation is underway into the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old man by a Sheridan police officer on the evening of July Fourth.
Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle says two officers responded to Jesse Salveson's residence after his wife called to report that Salveson had been drinking, had a knife, and was threatening to harm himself. Redle says one of the officers fired three rounds at Salveson after being stabbed in the arm.