Laramie, Wy – Alcohol advertising is one of the targets of a group trying to reduce underage drinking in the state. It stems from a report put together by the National Academy of Sciences that focuses on under age drinking. Mike Moser of the Wyoming Liquor Dealers Association says attempts to reduce alcohol advertising in the state takes the blame away from individuals. He thinks other social issues should be addressed instead.
Gillette, Wy – State Superintendent Jim McBride says he's concerned about a company's mass mailings around Wyoming to drum up business for its virtual-school curriculum. The company is K-12 Incorporated, and it's been working with the Campbell County School District to set up a virtual elementary school with an online curriculum. The school would serve primarily home-schooled students. Campbell County school officials are optimistic about launching the virtual school this school year.
Laramie, Wy – The investigation of the murder of two students and suicide of another in Laramie this summer is essentially finished. But, Laramie Police still have not determined what led 20 year old Justin Geiger to take the lives of two people and then kill himself.
Dubois, Wy – The next few days could cause the fire near Dubois to grow and move towards 300 homes. The forecast is for wind and warm temperatures until Thursday when the area might cool off a bit and see some rain. Fire information officer, Carl Jungck, says they were anticipating that and tried to be prepared. They are concerned about homes on the other side of that fire line. Jungck says there are 500 people working to confine the fire and keep it from reaching the homes.
Cheyenne, Wy – Services were held in Cheyenne this morning (Tuesday) for Private First Class James Joseph Arellano. He was killed by an explosive device earlier this month while serving in the Army in Iraq. Soldiers presented Diana Arellano, the soldier's mother, and Jaime Smith, his widow, with medals and a folded flag at the cathedral. His posthumous awards were the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantry Badge. Hundreds of people, including many military personnel in dress uniforms, crowded the cathedral.
Laramie, Wy – Wyoming's Adobe Town could see a lot of drilling soon. The Bureau of Land management approved some 50 thousand acres to be opened up for drilling in the area which is located inside the Red Desert. It's an area many conservation groups want to be off limits to drilling. Biodiversity Conservation Alliance spokeswoman Maggie Schaefer says the Adobe Town area features artifacts and important wildlife. However, industry officials argue that the oil and gas is needed and they say drilling can be done with limited impact.