Cheyenne, Wyo. – The State Loan and Investment Board is taking up applications for $10.5 million in state grants to spur business development in Wyoming. The board of Wyoming's five statewide elected officials is considering three major projects Thursday. Cody has requested nearly $3 million to build infrastructure for a new headquarters building for Eleutian Technology. The online language instruction company plans to move from Ten Sleep to Cody
Laramie, Wyo. – Governor Dave Freudenthal says it is too early to write off Democrats in the race for Governor. Freudenthal says this is a dead period in the campaign, when candidates are speaking mainly to the few people who are closely following the race. He said he believes that most people don't know who is running right now, so the lack of a Democrat hasn't been noticed by the average voter. Freudenthal also says that most voters don't know yet what issues will matter most to them in the fall.
Laramie, Wyo. – During this week when at least 25 coal miners died in a West Virginia mine explosion, Wyoming's Mine Inspector has put out an annual report that shows fewer accidents than in recent years. There were also no fatalities in 2009. Mine Inspector Terry Adcock says there was a drop off in production, and that meant fewer miners working.
Sheridan, Wyo – Two teenage defendants facing first-degree murder charges in the home-invasion killing of a Sheridan businessman last summer say they're not guilty because of mental impairment or deficiency.
Sixteen-year-old Dharminder Vir Sen and 19-year-old Dennis Poitra on Tuesday changed their previous not-guilty pleas to assert that they suffer from mental impairment or deficiency. They're charged in the August shooting death of Robert Ernst at his home.