Lawmakers mull more oversight of Wyoming National Guard

The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs committee is considering several legislative proposals aimed at making the Wyoming National Guard more transparent and accountable. The move follows whistleblower allegations of a toxic workplace, systemic retribution and deliberate attempts to downplay incidents of sexual harassment, discrimination and assault. The committee issued the recommendations at its meeting in Casper Monday following Adjutant General Maj. G

Reality TV stars busted: ‘Hunting in the Sticks’ co-hosts poach 2 elk, antelope and rabbit

“The caller noted that they don’t have that type of tree in Area 51 and that it had to be taken in the eastern part of the state,” Douglas area Game and Fish Warden Rod Lebert said. “People aren’t stupid, they notice these types of things.” After Lebert got an email asking for help pinning down the location, he and G&F Investigator Mike Ehlebracht began scouting potential spots in the area that fit still images from that episode’s footage. That eventually led them to public land in the Thunder

Letting go: breaking the stigma of suicide

Instead, he decided to take matters into his own hands. When his wife Patti decided to make the two-hour drive home to her mother’s for Thanksgiving, Steve got on the internet and looked for lethal prescription dose combinations which he then swallowed. Later, when Patti called to check in with him she already had a bad feeling based on how he was acting before she’d left, which was confirmed by the slur of his voice when he answered the phone. He loved her, he told her. It wasn’t her fault, but

What’s next? | Wright High Plains Sentinel

Days darker than coal likely await Wyoming. That forecast might as well have been carved in stone last Thursday and Friday when Arch Coal and Peabody Energy executives laid off some 15 percent of their workforce in mines near Wright and Gillette. The cuts came in response to proposed stricter environmental regulations, a glut of coal, a strong U.S. dollar and cheap natural gas. It was a perfect storm of events, economists say, that cost some 460 people their jobs. Many of the miners live i

DPD not getting a ‘Kik’ out of app

Nicole’s mother told the Roanoke Times that she’d never even heard of Kik, let alone know that her daughter was talking to strangers online. This story should serve as a warning to parents, says School Resources Officer Bryan Kelley, who notes the danger of Kik nationwide as more and more teens are downloading and turning to apps for social contact. Teenagers like it because Kik is an anonymous way to send text messages to each other. And unlike conventional texting, their parents can’t check