Archives for October 2016

Search for the body of 13-month old boy begins

The search began this Monday morning for the body of 13-month old boy from Cheyenne. The child’s body is beleived to be in a landfill in Ault, Colorado where the city of Cheyenne has a contract to dispose of its waste. Logan Hunter Rogers was due in court Monday in connection with the toddlers disappearence.

Rogers was jailed on charges of manslaughter and reckless child endangerment.

UW Football National Recognition

The University of Wyoming football program is getting some national recognition after the Cowboys knocked off 13th-ranked Boise State in a 30-to-28 come-from-behind win at War Memorial Stadium on Saturday night. UW received votes in both the AP poll, ranking 33rd, and the coaches poll, ranking 35th. And it was announced on Sunday that the Cowboys’ home game against Utah State this Saturday will air on ESPN2.

Gas Price Update

Gas prices in the Rocky Mountain region should continue to move downward heading into election week. That’s according to Triple-A, which says prices in the region have been among the most stable in the nation, due to their insulated status in the center of the country and few disruptions to regional production throughout the year. The current statewide average for a gallon of regular in Wyoming is two-22, down one cent from a week ago. In Cheyenne, regular averages two-04 a gallon, also down one cent.

Yellowstone Lake Much Hotter Than Expected

The heat from Yellowstone Lake appears to be much hotter than expected.

A $5 million study of the lake using remote vehicles shows pockets of heat flowing out of hydrothermal vents.

The last time similar measurements were taken in Yellowstone Lake was about 40 years ago.

The Yellowstone lake contains the world’s largest known hydrothermal explosion crater in the world. Measuring 1 ½ miles across

Police Looking for the Body of a 13-month-old Cheyenne Boy in Co

Authorities plan to search a northern Colorado landfill for the body of a 13-month-old Cheyenne boy who’s been missing since Saturday.

The Laramie County Sheriff’s Office interviewed someone at the boy’s home early Thursday who confirmed the boy was dead. That person told investigators they had dumped the boy’s body into a trash container at a local community college.
The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle reports that the boy’s grandfather called police on Wednesday after the boy’s mother said she hadn’t seen the boy since Saturday.

While being regarded as a homicide police are not releasing the boy’s name.
No criminal charges have been filed yet.

Wyoming Students Can Anonymously Report Threats

The state has launched a program that allows students to anonymously report threats or safety concerns to law enforcement and school authorities.

Safe2Tell’s director, Bill Morse, says it will expand statewide by the end of the school year. He says authorities will still respond to any report made through the program’s call center, regardless of where it comes from. The initiative is designed for authorities to intervine when a child doesn’t feel safe.
Safe2Tell was first implemented in 1999 following the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado.

Man Sentenced in Death of Infant

Jacob Anthony Triplett will spend the next 60 byears in prison. The 27-year-old = pleadied no contest in the death of 4-month-old Susan Triplett. He was given additional time for several child abuse charges related to the abuse of Susan’s twin and his two sons, ages 2 and 4.

Doctors determined Susan was malnourished and dehydrated when she died in 2014. During an autopsy, doctors found signs of child abuse.

Triplett’s wife is also charged in the case and faces 20 years to life in prison when she is sentenced.

Wyoming’s jobless rate down again

Wyoming’s jobless rate was 5.3 percent last month, down from 5.5 percent in August and 5.7 percent in July.

State economist David Bullard says an increase in oil prices could’ve led energy companies to hire more workers during those months.

Although fewer residents are unemployed, the state still faces financial trouble because of dwindling energy revenues.

Gov. Mead is encouraging lawmakers to draw from the state’s $1.5 billion rainy day fund to make up for the shortfalls.

Wy sends six Highway Patrolmen to North Dakota to help with Indian protesters

The state’s decision to send six Highway Patrolmen to North Dakota to help authorities there deal with Indian protesters is not setting well some Wyoming
tribe leaders.
The Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho have expressed their support of
of the protesters in Morton County North Dakota. More than 100 people were arrested in a faceoff with the Texas based Energy Transfer Partners who are looking for access to complete the four state dakota oil pipeline.

Wyoming Welcomes Online Filing for Business Documents

The amount of time it takes to file business documents just got a lot faster in the state. Wyoming’s Secretary Ed Murray announced a new online service that was
paper based before. Wyoming business divison launched filing tools for LLCs, Profit and Non-Profit Corporations. Any business in good standing may generate a certificate of such, at no cost.
Murray says the process has been whittled down from 5 days to about 30 minutes.