Laramie, Wyo. – As promised, Republican candidate for Governor Rita Meyer has disclosed her campaign finance receipts. They show that Meyer has raised over $300,000 in donations, with most of that coming from individuals. However, Meyer has received almost $50,000 from political action committees. She is the only candidate to release information about campaign finances prior to the August deadline.
Casper, Wy – Republican gubernatorial primary candidate Ron Micheli wrote to a Casper judge last month expressing support for a man who was awaiting sentencing for the rape of a Casper woman. Micheli and his wife Patty wrote to Judge David Park on behalf of 27-year-old Ty McDowell. Prosecutors say McDowell raped a woman last year after responding to a fraudulent advertisement the woman's former boyfriend posted on the Craigslist Internet site. The ad claimed the victim was seeking a man to carry out a "rape fantasy."
Laramie, Wyo. – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is urging people using the Bridger-Teton National Forest to beware of bears. Bear activity has led to the closing of campgrounds in the Upper Green River Valley, and a hiker was attacked and bitten by a grizzly near Union Pass on Saturday, causing minor injury.
Wyoming – Over the years Laramie has found it difficult to keep the many students the University of Wyoming graduates every year. But several new businesses are starting to address this problem thanks to the Wyoming technology business center housed at U-W. Bob Beck Reports.