Washington, DC – Regulations proposed Wednesday by Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne would allow people to carry a concealed weapon in some national parks and wildlife refuges.
Kempthorne says the new rules would allow someone to carry a loaded weapon in a park or refuge only if that person had a permit for a concealed weapon, and the state where the park or refuge is located allows guns in parks.
Cheyenne, Wy – Two child-advocacy groups give Wyoming a grade of D-plus for its lack of openness in releasing information about fatal- and near-fatal-child-abuse cases. The report is titled "State Secrecy and Child Death." It was prepared by the University of San Diego School of Law's Children's Advocacy Institute and First Star, a charity that works on child abuse issues. The groups released it on Tuesday. Amy Harfeld is executive director of First Star. She says that Wyoming's grade suffered because much of the state's policy is in
Laramie, Wy – The Laramie Police Chief admits his department has failed to properly police a popular bar crawl for too long. He says this year officers will be on hand at the annual Tour de Laramie to stop drunken bikers from causing trouble. Tour de Laramie involves booze, bikes and bars. And Police Chief Bob Deutsch says enough is enough. Deutsch acknowledges that officers have long turned a blind eye to the bar crawl. Meanwhile, he says, tipsy bikers put their safety at risk, often bang into parked cars and sometimes just get sick on city streets.
Rock Springs, Wy – House Minority Leader Marty Martin, D-Rock Springs, has announced his candidacy for the Wyoming State Senate. Martin is running for the District 12 senate seat that has been held by Sen. Ray Lynn Job, D-Rock Springs. Job has announced that she's retiring from the Senate at the end of her term this year. Martin has served three terms in the House. He also has served on the Rock Springs City Council and on the Sweetwater County Commission. Martin recently was re-elected for the third time as