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Governor Mead Announces Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

By: Matt Brown
Governor Matt Mead said he plans to sign a proclamation on Monday, August 29, declaring September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The proclamation calls attention to Wyoming’s high suicide rate and the heavy toll on family and friends. “The stigma associated with suicide works against prevention efforts by discouraging those at risk from seeking life-saving help,” Governor Mead said.... Continue Reading

Family to Family 12 Week Education Program

By: Alan Cleaver
Laramie NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) is offering the Family to Family 12 week education program again this fall.  The course is free for family members and friends of individuals with serious mental illness.  The classes will be Tuesday 5:30-8:00 pm from September 13 to December 6, 2016 at the Peak Wellness Center at 1263 N.... Continue Reading

Beech Street Re-Opening

By: Scott McLeod
Beech Street will open Saturday August 27th, 2016 as Simon Contractors completes the overlay of the street surface. This overlay project removed and replaced poor asphalt significantly improving the street surface and prolonging the life of the roadway. Beech Street will be open to through traffic between Boulder Drive and Vista Drive for residents seeking to access Laramie High School.... Continue Reading

Broadway Fire Update

By: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters
Broadway Fire Update Thursday was a productive day on the Broadway Fire. The combination of hand crews removing brush, along with heavy equipment removing heavier fuels, was successful along the east side of the 496 Rd. Helicopters operated throughout the day, and were able to assist with bucket work, keeping the fire from moving north and west.... Continue Reading

Beaver Creek Fire Update

By: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters
Thursday, firefighters made good progress on all divisions of the fire. Sunshine early in the day increased fire activity on the northeast side of the fire. Helicopters were able to keep any flare ups in check and continued to support ground resources.... Continue Reading

Groups Challenge Federal Oil, Gas Leasing on Climate Grounds

By: Joel Penner
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two environmental groups say in a lawsuit the federal government needs to consider the potential effects of climate change before allowing oil and gas drilling on public land. The federal lawsuit filed Thursday in Washington, D.C., challenges almost 400 oil and gas leases the U.S.... Continue Reading

Cody Lawyer Suspended Over Theft Charges

By: Wesley Fryer
  CODY, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Supreme Court has suspended a Cody lawyer accused of stealing thousands of dollars from his local bar association. The Cody Enterprise reports that Sam Kroene’s suspension from practicing law went into effect Wednesday. It will remain in place pending the resolution of charges against him.... Continue Reading

Laramie: Dog Bite Reported

Laramie Police Patch
  On August 24, 2016 at approximately 1:00pm, a dog bite occurred at 5th and Russell. The dog involved was at large, with no owner seen in the area.  The victim described the dog as small, about 20 pounds, with straight white hair and a dark colored collar with tags.... Continue Reading