Archives for July 2018

Boy scout troop who went missing found safe

A 13-year-old boy with Autism who got separated from his Boy Scout troop during a hike in Wyoming wilderness has been found. Rescuers say the boy survived on bugs and tree bark after being alone in the Bridger Wilderness for nearly 37 hours. He got separated from his group during a weeklong backcountry hiking trip when he went off a trail to go to the bathroom. Garrett Hunter of Utah was found in good health. A helicopter took boy to the airport, where the boy said he was worried about never seeing his family again.

UW Foundation wants out of lawsuit from HR manager

The University of Wyoming Foundation wants a judge to toss a lawsuit from a former HR business manager. The Laramie Boomerang reports Mandy Davis’ position was eliminated in a restructuring in 2015. Davis though contends she laid off as a retaliatory measure after she filed a discrimination complaint against Foundation President Ben Blalock that same year. UW attorney argues the foundation shouldn’t be part of the lawsuit.

Scout, 13, from Utah with autism missing after hiking trip in Wind River Range

The search continues by ground and by sky for a 13-year-old boy scout from Utah who got separated from his troop during a hiking trip in western Wyoming. Sublette County sheriff’s deputies say Garrett Hunter of Draper has been missing for more than 24 hours. He has autism and was last seen in the Wind River Range near Elkhart Park.

Boy scouts from Utah rescued after float down Green River

Separately, a party of Boy Scouts from Utah were rescued from a river in southwestern Wyoming. The group had been rafting last week in the Jamestown Area when darkness fell and they were still miles from their destination in Flaming George. They had traveled about 15 miles down the Green River.

Wheatland motorcyclist killed in ND crash

A Wheatland man is killed in a motorcycle crash in North Dakota. It happened on Highway 22 in Dunn County. Police say the 25-year-old man lost control on a curve and crashed into a ditch. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

US Air Force Thunderbirds show attracts record number of viewers

A record number of people spent time watching the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial show in Cheyenne. The event drew nearly 19,000 spectators Wednesday, even though the show was delayed 90 minutes due to clouds. Last year’s show was scrapped altogether due to weather.

Grizzly that killed cattle relocated to Crandall

A grizzly bear that was killing cattle in Wyoming has been trapped and relocated. Wyoming Game and Fish officials say the bear was captured Tuesday after it killed cattle grazing on U.S. Forest Service land, north of Pinedale. The bear was moved to a remote forested area northwest of Crandall, located in the Cody region.

Critic of WY’s grizzly hunt scores critical tag

A fierce critic of Wyoming’s first grizzly hunt in decades has scored one of the crucial tags. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports Tom Mangelsen was among scores of critics across the country, who applied for the tags as a means of protesting the hunt. He has no intention of using it to hunt. Mangelsen was up against 35-hundred Wyoming residents applying for just 10 tags. He called it “dumb luck.”

Ex-state probation officer to get probation for drug charge

An ex-state probation officer has admitted to providing prescription painkillers to a person on federal probation. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Allison Bussey pleaded guilty to delivery Oxycodone. She claims she wasn’t paid for the drugs. She won’t likely do jail time. Prosecutors have agreed to probation in exchange for her plea. She no longer works as a probation officer.

Casper to continue funding public transit for disabled

Casper has decided to keep funding for the city’s public transit system. The Casper Star-Tribune reports city leaders were considering cutting the Casper Area Transportation Coalition’s $113,000 in funding. The CATC helps bring the disabled get around by bringing them to doctor’s appointments and the grocery store. Any cuts would’ve meant a loss of federal matching funds…and therefore service reductions.