Archives for November 2016

Cheyenne Police Chief Staying

There will be no change at the top of the Cheyenne Police Department. Chief Brian Kozak is staying on. That announcement from Cheyenne Mayor-elect Marian Orr, who referred to Kozak as–quote–“professional, approachable, likable, but above all, a true leader.”

UW Football Awards

The University of Wyoming football team is racking up postseason honors. Mountain West Conference coaches and media have selected Craig Bohl the Coach of the Year, and Cowboys linebacker Logan Wilson the Freshman of the Year.

New Job for UW Grad

A University of Wyoming graduate is getting a job in higher education in Nebraska. Travis Feezell will lead Hastings College starting June 1st after his appointment by the board of trustees. Feezell is currently in Clarksville, Arkansas, at the University of the Ozarks. He will replace current president Don Jackson, who is retiring.

A State lawmaker and cattle rancher is a member of Trump’s Agricultural Advisory Committee.

A Republican state lawmaker and cattle rancher is a member of President-elect Donald Trump’s Agricultural Advisory Committee.

Hans Hunt, of Newcastle, said he is working to highlight Wyoming farming and ranching issues to the president-elect.

Hunt tells the Casper Star-Tribune that he was asked to be on the committee shortly after the Republican National Convention last summer.

He says the advisory committee has about 85 members and is discussing challenges and opportunities in agriculture.

Relative of Deceased Homeless Vet Found

A relative of the homeless Vietnam veteran who died recently Wyoming has been found.

Natrona County Coroner Connie Jacobson says she spoke with the sister of Stephen Reiman on Sunday night and the woman made plans to attend Reiman’s funeral.Diane Reiman, said she hadn’t heard from her brother for at least two years. Stephen Reinman was a Navy veteran who died Nov. 17 in Sheridan shortly after he moved to Wyoming.His sister is grateful that he received a decent burial with honor.

Albany County Pot Bust

There was a big pot bust in Albany County on Sunday. Sheriff’s deputies pulled over a suspect vehicle on I-80 near the Snowy Range exit in Laramie. The driver was identified as 36-year-old Pauline Howe of New York. A search of the vehicle revealed approximately 48 pounds of high grade marijuana. The marijuana had an estimated street value of 57-thousand dollars. Howe was arrested on felony drug charges.

Fatal Crash Sunday

A fatal crash north of Medicine Bow Sunday afternoon resulted in the death of nineteen year old Hudson woman. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says Ryon Countryman was a passenger in a car southbound on Wyoming 87 in blizzard conditions with snow and ice covering the roadway. The 18-year-old driver lost control of the car while braking to avoid other vehicles that had gone out of control, crossing over into northbound traffic and colliding head-on with a pickup truck. Countrymon was dead at the scene; no one else was seriously injured.

Record sugar beet harvests for Wy and Mt

Record sugar beet harvests will keep refineries busy making sugar longer than usual.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture projects the worldwide demand for sugar will outpace supply. Which is good news for farmers in Montana and Wyoming saw record yields.

Fall moisture was instrumental in reversing farmers’ losses over the summer.

Beets kept growing without a hard freeze in October.

Average sugar content is slightly lower than usual at about 17 percent.

Memorial Run for Sand Creek Massacre

Descendants of Native Americans killed in the Sand Creek massacre are on the last leg of their annual healing run marking the 152nd anniversary of the attack.

Cheyenne and Arapaho runners started the journey on Thursday after a ceremony at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site near Eads, where nearly 200 tribal members were killed on Nov. 29, 1864. On Sunday, they’ll visit Denver’s Riverside Cemetery to pay tribute to two U.S. Army officers who refused to participate in the attack before continuing on to the state Capitol.

UW Hosts MW Championship

The University of Wyoming will host the 2016 Mountain West Conference Football Championship this Saturday in Laramie. The first-ever postseason game in War Memorial Stadium will feature the Cowboys and the San Diego State Aztecs. Kickoff is set for 5:45 p.m., M.T. Gates to War Memorial Stadium will open at 3:30 pm. Both teams are coming off lopsided losses: Wyoming to New Mexico and San Diego State to Colorado State.