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Judge tosses Evanston manís lawsuit; Allred to ask Supreme Court to hear case against Gov. Mead

Modified: Thursday, Jan 19th, 2017
EVANSTON -- Evanston resident Karl Allred's case against leaders of the State of Wyoming was dismissed last week by Wyoming District Judge Catherine R. Rogers.
Allred, together with former Rep. Gerald Gay of HD-36 (who was voted out in the 2016 election), sued Wyoming state government leadership, including Gov. Matt Mead, Attorney General Dan Dockstader and several representatives and

Death and taxes; Legislators to consider large variety of bills

Modified: Thursday, Jan 19th, 2017
With nearly two weeks down in the Wyoming 2017 Legislative Session and a little more than one week before the bill submission deadline, Wyoming's legislators are keeping busy, as the bill count is edging toward 300.
Two bills have failed thus far: HB 12 (tax exemption repeals) and HB 49 (mountain daylight saving time).
The newly introduced bills cover

Winter weather a major concern for local school district

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 17th, 2017
EVANSTON -- With all the snow and winter weather affecting the area, the Uinta County School District No. 1 looked at its emergency closing policy and a school makeup day for last week's snow day, as well as several other pressing items.
The meeting began with the approval of the agenda with two modifications: the discussion of the alcohol

Caves death ruled homicide

Modified: Tuesday, Jan 17th, 2017
EVANSTON -- Another Evanston death from last September has been ruled a homicide. The ruling is shown on Christina Caves' death certificate, which was provided to the Herald by her brother, Mike Caves of Evanston. Despite numerous requests, police had not released a cause of death, which is included on the certificate filed Dec. 7, 2016.
Caves' body was found

U.S. Bank robbery suspect arrested in Utah

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
EVANSTON -- Police believe the suspect in the Evanston U.S. Bank robbery last month has been arrested in Ogden, Utah. Twenty-year-old Dakota Shareef Walker was arrested by federal agents and officers from the Ogden Police Department at about 2 p.m. Tuesday, outside his residence.
"Looks like it's our guy," Evanston Police Lt. Rhett Groll said on Thursday. Local authorities couldn't

Mitsubishi to purchase SGL in Evanston

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
EVANSTON -- Mitsubishi Rayon Co. (MRC), a Tokyo-based firm and sister company of the automobile manufacturer Mitsubishi, announced today in a press release that it will purchase SGL Carbon Fibers LLC, the Evanston plant that employs about 50 people.
"Given the increasing demand for large tow, especially for application in wind turbine blades, MRC has been strengthening its business

Councilmen sworn in, dept. heads appointed

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
EVANSTON -- Three council members were sworn in to office Tuesday night at the first Evanston City Council meeting of 2017.
Council seats from Wards 1, 2 and 3 were open for election in November 2016. Incumbents Evan Perkes and Tim Lynch were both re-elected for another term and Mike Sellers was newly elected, filling the position of Saundra Meyer,

Piiparinen to PACs: Your money is no good here; Re-elected representative gives perspective on bills

Posted: Friday, Jan 6th, 2017
EVANSTON -- With the 2017 Wyoming Legislature beginning its session on Tuesday, Jan. 10, Rep. Garry Piiparinen (HD-49) shared his perspective of the session with the Herald.
More than 150 bills have already been introduced, but Piiparinen told the Herald on Tuesday, Jan. 4, that he expects that there will be another 400 bills by the time all is

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