Agriculture

Seven More Horses Fall Victim to ‘Horse Hair Bandit’
The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office has received seven more reports of stolen horse hair. Five horse tails were cut from a location near East Herrie Road over the weekend. Officials with the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office also say two horse mains were  removed recently near East …
Bicyclist Dies During Race From Utah To Wyoming
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A bicyclist competing in a race from Logan, Utah, to Jackson Hole, Wyo., crashed on a bridge in Wyoming and fell about 35 feet to his death into the Snake River. Authorities say 42-year-old Robert Verhaaren, of Mesa, Ariz., was participating in the annual LOTOJA (low-tuh-ju…
Another Report of Stolen Horse Hair in Natrona Co.
Officials with the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office say they’ve received another report of stolen horse hair. The sheriff’s office says mane and tail hair was stolen from a horse south of Casper off Moki Road. The sheriff’s office says they’ve fielded nearly 20 repo…
12 Horse Tails Stolen in Natrona County
The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office has received 12 additional reports stolen horse tail hair. Lt. Mark Sellers with the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office says the hair was stolen from a location near Schlager Road over the last month. Sellers says the sheriff’s office is investig…
More Horse Hair Stolen near Glenrock and in Natrona Co.
Sheriff’s offices in Converse County and Natrona County received additional reports of horse hair theft over the Labor Day weekend. The Converse County Sheriff’s Office received a report of stolen horse hair near Glenrock. Converse County sheriff Clint Becker says the incident took pla…
More Horse Tails Stolen in Natrona County
Officials with the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office say they’ve received their third and fourth reports of tail hair being stolen from county horses. Lt. Mark Sellers says the reports came from horse owners near Squaw Creek Rd. and Turquoise St. on Thursday. Sellers believes both incide…
USDA Warns, Dried Fields, Faulty Machinery A Fire Risk
Crops and pasture lands drying from prolonged drought conditions across much of the state are adding fuel load for a potential field fire, one that can be sparked inadvertently by farm and ranch machinery. Mark Hinze of University of Nebraska Extension says operators can prevent such an occurrence w…
Drought Intensifies In Key Farming States
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The latest update on the nation’s drought shows that the parched conditions continue worsening in key farm states even as the situation across all of the continental U.S. leveled off. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map shows that more than two-thirds of Iowa, the nati…

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