Cheyenne, Wyo. – The Fremont County Commission has endorsed two possible plans for election of county commissioners.
A federal judge this spring ruled at-large county elections dilute the American Indian vote. He ordered Fremont County to propose a new voting system by next Wednesday.
Fremont County Attorney Brian Varn says one plan the commission endorsed would designate a commission district in which American Indians would be the majority while continuing with at-large elections elsewhere.
Laramie, Wyo. – Safeway and the union representing workers at its ten Wyoming grocery stores have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract.
Tammy Baker works at the Casper Safeway, and is a negotiator for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local Number Seven. She says she's pleased with the proposed agreement. "The most important part was our pension and our health and welfare," she said. "That's our medical, dental and vision. We got improvements in that and we got a pension equal to Colorado's."
Laramie, WY – Residents of Laramie are putting away the sandbags after record breaking flooding there. Teams of volunteers were working Tuesday to pick up an estimated 22,000 sandbags placed around town last week. The sand in the sandbags will be saved for de-icing streets this winter. The swollen Laramie River closed roads in Laramie and surrounding areas in Albany County in the southeast part of the state. The river reached 6.5 feet at Laramie, shattering its previous record high of 5.3 feet set in 2005.