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Man arrested for DUI after crash at North Elementary

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
EVANSTON -- A car coming into Evanston on Highway 89 crashed into the flashing speed limit sign in front of North Elementary Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 9 a.m., knocking over the sign and carrying it into the ditch before going through the school's fence.
Crossing guard Samantha Moon, who was one of the first on the scene, told the

Man facing 3 vehicular homicide charges

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
EVANSTON -- A Rock Springs man has been charged with three counts of aggravated homicide by vehicle after allegedly driving his SUV at highway speeds into the back of a parked semi-truck on a chain-up area ramp near Evanston last month while drunk, killing three of his four passengers.
According to charging documents, Joseph James Campbell, 37, told a Wyoming

Threats made against Wyoming schools, government buildings

Posted: Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2016
According to Evanston Police Lt. Ken Pearson, a threat has been made against Wyoming schools and government buildings. He said BOCES sent everyone home, but other local schools and government agencies are still open. He did say, however, that EPD is following appropriate protocol and "beefing up certain areas."
The Wyoming Office of Homeland Security notified local authorities about the

School district looks at communication, social media policy

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
EVANSTON -- Evanston's school district is making a lot of changes, including to communication and attempts at student solidarity.
The Uinta County School District No. 1 board of trustees met Tuesday, Sept. 13, with a full agenda. The board started by welcoming a new student representative, Kelsey Diaz. She is a nonvoting member but will have the opportunity to

Caves remembered as loving mom, grandma

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
EVANSTON -- After Christina Caves, 52, was found dead in her Evanston apartment on Sept. 10, her children say she'll be remembered for her big heart.
"She would give the shirt off her back to anybody," Kayla Stewart, Caves' daughter, said. "She was such a giver. She didn't have a lot to give, but she would give."
Caves' son, Michael

School district warns of drug suspected in two Park City deaths

Posted: Friday, Sep 16th, 2016
EVANSTON -- In the aftermath of two Park City students' deaths this week, Julie Burleigh (chair of the Uinta County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees) expressed condolences and issued an alert about the drug officials suspect might have played a part in the students' deaths.
Her statement came at the end of the board meeting on Tuesday,

Audit: Evanston Housing Authority misspent or canít account for $110K

Modified: Friday, Sep 16th, 2016
The Evanston Housing Authority (EHA) misspent or cannot account for $110,000, according to an audit released Tuesday afternoon by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Investigator General (OIG). The audit found that between 2010 and 2015, the local housing authority misspent at least $16,078 of its HUD funds and cannot account for another $94,685.
"The Authority

HUD audit: Evanston Housing Authority used federal funds for personal expenses

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 14th, 2016
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office Office of Inspector General has wrapped up its six-month audit of the Evanston Housing Authority (EHA). The audit found that the local housing authority misspent at least $16,000 in federal funds and cannot account for another $94,000 in funds.
"The Authority used its purchase cards to pay for personal expenses,

Police identify woman found dead in Evanston apartment

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 14th, 2016
EVANSTON†-- The Evanston Police Department has identified the woman who was found dead in her apartment Saturday afternoon. After responding to River Glen Apartments on Birch Street for a welfare check, officers found Christina Caves' body with "suspicious circumstances at the scene," according to an EPD press release.
An autopsy was scheduled for Monday, but EPD Lt. Ken Pearson said

Schools observe 9/11 anniversary

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 13th, 2016
EVANSTON -- Many people have vivid memories of 9/11, but most current students weren't even born at the time of the attacks.
In light of this, schools around Evanston held ceremonies and activities to honor those who lost their lives during that day 15 years ago, including Davis Middle School and Uinta Meadows Elementary.
At DMS, students watched

Local police investigate suspicious death

Posted: Monday, Sep 12th, 2016
The Evanston Police Department issued the following press release this morning:

On the weekend of September 09, 2016, the Evanston Police Department was dispatched to the River Glenn Apartments located on Birch Street in Evanston in reference to a Welfare Check where a deceased female subject was located. Upon the intial investigation, it was found there were suspicious circumstances

Longtime restaurateur returns to Evanston with Costa Vida; Construction on pace for mid-December opening

Posted: Monday, Sep 12th, 2016
EVANSTON -- After selling his McDonald's restaurants five years ago, Mark Young is now branching out into a new world of restaurant ownership with Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill.
And he is starting his new venture in Evanston.
When asked why he chose Evanston to start his enterprise, Young said he loves having businesses in small towns along interstates; the

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