Laramie, Wyo. – The Wyoming Cowboys football team opens their season Saturday night against Southern Utah. The Cowboys enter the season following an impressive end to 2009, winning three out of the last four games.
Rawlins, Wy – Carbon County is dismissing criminal charges against a former Rawlins police captain who had been accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. The county attorney's office said Thursday it is dismissing charges against Adam Lee Meacham. Prosecutors this week said new evidence had surfaced concerning the time frame involved. Meacham had denied wrongdoing. He was set to go to trial in Thermopolis next week. In July, a Casper jury acquitted Meacham of five counts of child sexual abuse in a separate case.
Cheyenne, WY – Oil and gas representatives are voicing criticism about the first proposed changes to Wyoming's oil and gas leasing contract in nearly three decades.
The Office of State Lands and Investments has proposed rewriting almost the entire standard oil and gas leasing contract. The most controversial proposal would raise the maximum amount for state royalties from 16 2/3 percent to 18 3/4 percent.
Laramie, WY – During last year's swine flu pandemic the federal government paid for vaccines, which came in a separate shot from the normal season flu vaccine. The Wyoming Department of Health's spokeswoman, Kim Deti.
"This year at this point we are only planning and expecting to have one vaccine recommended for people," Deti. "It will cover H1N1 as well as some seasonal flu strains."
Laramie, WY – A-T &T says it is bringing its wireless phone service to most of Wyoming by the end of the year. Company spokeswoman Sandy Goldberg says it will be available in northern and eastern parts of the state. She says this will especially impact those who were previously served by the Alltel network that both Verizon and AT&T acquired. AT&T is virtually non-existent in Wyoming and Goldberg says this changes things