Cody, WY – Outdoor Life magazine lists four Wyoming towns among its top 200 towns for outdoorsmen.
The magazine lists Sheridan, Cody, Casper and Gillette in the top 40 towns that cater to outdoor activities. Sheridan ranked third, Cody fourth, Casper 21st and Gillette 38th.
Outdoor Life evaluated towns across America to find the places that offer world-class hunting and fishing, easy access to public land and water and vibrant economies that remain affordable and hospitable.
Cheyenne, Wyo – The state Department of Family Services says a $2 million appropriation to help communities around Wyoming set up local programs for troubled youth will save the state money in the long run.
The funding is part of a bill signed by Gov. Dave Freudenthal on Wednesday. The funding will help counties set up juvenile services boards. Those boards will in turn set up and oversee local mentoring, counseling and treatment programs for juveniles.
Laramie, Wyo – Record prices for diesel fuel may cause smaller trucking companies to file for bankruptcy.
According to the Energy Information Administration, a gallon of diesel in the Rocky Mountain Region now averages 3 dollars and 70 cents. Nationwide, the price per gallon has hit records nearly every day in recent weeks.
Shelia Foertsch of the Wyoming Trucking Association says that's bad news for the industry.
Wheatland, Wy – Several threatening text messages sent to a student prompted police to lock down Wheatland High School and keep students after the end of the school day Thursday. Police lifted the lockdown at 5:05 p.m., nearly two hours after school ended, after determining that the young adult male they believe sent the text messages wasn't in Platte County. The lockdown began around 12:30 p.m. Wheatland Police Chief Randy Chesser says both the high school and Libbey Elementary School in Wheatland were locked down after
Rawlins, Wy – A prosecutor says that a Wyoming prison inmate whose death sentence on a conviction of killing a prison guard was overturned last month will stand trial again in state court. Carbon County Attorney Cindy Lynn DeLancey said today (Wednesday) that she plans to try inmate James Harlow again in connection with the 1997 stabbing death of Cpl. Wayne Martinez at the state penitentiary in Rawlins. U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer of Cheyenne last month ordered a new trial for Harlow and set aside his death sentence.
Baghdad, Iraq – A 31-year-old soldier from Evanston has died in Iraq. David Julian and four other soldier were killed Monday in Baghdad by a suicide bomber. He is the first Evanston resident to be killed in action since the beginning of the Iraq war. Julian joined the Army after graduating from Evanston High School in 1994. He was a member of the 222nd Armored Division, Third Infantry, based in Fort Stewart, Georgia. Marion McLean of the Committee to Support Uinta County