LARAMIE, wyo – The director of a group called the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood says keeping children away from advertising is a growing challenge. Susan Linn is in Laramie as part of the U-W Consumer Issues Conference. Her group recently filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission regarding a cartoon series that features characters advertising a brand of shoes throughout the program. Linn is urging people to get involved in the complaint to try to stop this illegal practice.
LARAMIE, wyo – After growing by about 13 hundred acres on Tuesday, Yellowstone's Antelope Fire is continuing to expand. Fire Information Officer Marianne Baumberger says the fire has jumped the Yellowstone River, and it's sending up a big column of smoke.
"It spotted over across the Yellowstone and into an area of some heavy timber that's kind of sandwiched between the 2002 Broad Fire and some 1988 burn."
Cheyenne, Wy – The Wyoming Supreme Court has suspended a former Laramie attorney who received supervised probation for trying to sell ecstasy near an elementary school last year. The court on Wednesday ordered lawyer Robert W. Ingram suspended from law practice in the state for 18 months. Ingram early this year received first offender status for one count of aiding and abetting the possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance within 500 feet of school property. The sentence allowed him to avoid a felony conviction provided he
LARAMIE, wyo – Drivers on I-80 driving between Laramie and Walcott Junction may have noticed brand new snow fences being erected in the recent weeks. Some of the fencing is to replace old, worn out fences, but a majority are new.
Clifford Spoonemore with the Wyoming Department of Transportation says funding to replace old snow fences came from the federal stimulus package, which in turn left money to put in new fencing along I-80.
Laramie, WY – A federal agency says the rare pygmy rabbit does not warrant protection under the endangered species act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluded that while there are threats to the tiny rabbit's habitat, it is not enough to threaten the survival of the species. The pygmy rabbit is the smallest in North America, growing between 9 and 12 inches in length. The agency considered protecting the rabbit in Wyoming and several other western states.