Evanston, WY – The next director of the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation was announced Thursday. He is Uinta County Sheriff Forrest Bright. Uinta County voters elected Bright as sheriff in 1991. He has a total of 30 years of law enforcement experience, including 15 years with the Evanston Police Department. He takes over as DCI Director March 13th, replacing Kurt Dobbs, who is retiring after three years as D-C-I chief.
Cheyenne, WY – Wyomingites looking for some tax relief got some good news Thursday. The state House approved a bill to remove the sales tax on food. But, a bill to reduce the total state sales tax from four to three percent died. Representative Ann Robinson is sponsoring the measure to get rid of tax on food. She says it would save a family of four between 400 and 500 dollars a year. Robinson says legislators are sitting at every dinner-table in Wyoming, taking a bite out of every family's food. She says it's not because they're hungry, but because they can.