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Late on Sunday, September 29, 48-year old Cade Edmond Siemers, suffered severe burns to a significant portion of his body after falling into thermal water near the cone of Old Faithful Geyser. Rangers and paramedics responded to the Old Faithful Inn at midnight where Siemers was staying. He told rangers that he had gone for…

At Worland’s City Council meeting on Tuesday night–Worland Police Captain Zach Newton addressed the council members about Maverick’s proposed “adult chillers” alcoholic beverages. The city council had chosen to table the talk on the adult chillers during their meeting in late July. This tabling was to give time for local law enforcement to formulate and…

There were 18 reports of sexual assault at the University of Wyoming in 2018–according to data from the school–a slight decrease from last year’s high of 21–reports the Casper Star-Tribune. UW Police Department Chief Mike Samp said the 18 reports represent a “master list” of all reports, including those that were made anonymously and didn’t…

The Casper City Council has agreed to do away with the part of a new proposed ordinance that would have made it against the law to serve alcohol to a person who’s already clearly intoxicated. The Star Tribune reports the ordinance, which needed to pass three rounds of voting to take effect, passed its first…

An audio version of this news available here. New so-called “vice taxes” on cigarettes and alcohol have been one of the few popular taxes among Wyomingites. A poll last year found that 81 percent favored raising taxes on alcohol and 78 percent favored raising them on cigarettes. Now, the Legislature’s Interim Joint Revenue Committee is…


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