CASPER CITY COUNCIL WON'T VOTE UNTIL MID-MAY ON THE SECOND READING OF AN ORDINANCE ABOUT REGULATING FOOD TRUCKS DOWNTOWN.

THE COUNCIL DECIDED TUESDAY TO TABLE THE SECOND OF THREE VOTES AFTER A NEARLY TWO-HOUR SESSION WITH A PUBLIC HEARING, DISCUSSION AND AMENDMENTS, SOME OF WHICH WERE INTENDED TO REVERSE PREVIOUS AMENDMENTS.

THAT WAS ALL TOO MUCH FOR COUNCIL MEMBER DALLAS LAIRD WHO PROPOSED DELAYING THE WHOLE THING.

BESIDES THE NEED FOR CLARITY, LAIRD AND OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS SAID THEY WANTED TO SEE THE RESULTS OF THE LONG-AWAITED DOWNTOWN PARKING STUDY DUE TO BE RELASED ON MAY 1ST.
FOOD TRUCKS HAVE BEEN AT EVENTS SUCH AS THE ECLIPSE, BUT THEIR PRESENCE AT FRONTIER BREWING ON EAST SECOND STREET DOWNTOWN BEGINNING IN OCTOBER RAISED CONCERNS ABOUT PUBLIC HEALTH, TRAFFIC AND MERCHANTS.

FOR SEVERAL MONTHS, CITY STAFF HAVE BEEN MEETING WITH FOOD TRUCK VENDORS AND DOWNTOWN BUSINESS OWNERS, AND STAFF BELIEVED THEY ALL REACHED A MIDDLE GROUND.

BUT TWO DOWNTOWN BUSINESS OWNERS SAID TUESDAY THAT MUCH OF THAT WORK WAS UNDONE TWO WEEKS AGO WITH AMENDMENTS THAT WOULD HAVE ALLOWED THEM THE ENTIRE WEEK AND NOT JUST THE WEEKENDS, AND THAT PROBABLY WOULD PUT SEVERAL MERCHANTS OUT OF BUSINESS.

DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT OWNER JACQUIE ANDERSON SAID SHE WAS RELIEVED THE COUNCIL DECIDED TO TABLE THE VOTE.

ANDERSON ADDED THE WHOLE ISSUE WOULD HAVE BEEN RESOLVED BY THE BEGINNING OF MAY IF COUNCIL HAD FOLLOWED THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY STAFF AND THE COMPROMISES REACHED BY THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES AND THE MOBILE VENDORS.
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A WYOMING COUNTY IS TESTING A SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS COURTS TO ISSUE JURY REMINDERS AND NOTIFICATIONS VIA TEXT MESSAGE AND EMAIL.

THE FIRST ROUND OF LARAMIE COUNTY JURORS EARLIER THIS MONTH USED THE EJUROR SYSTEM - A PROGRAM THAT AIMS TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR BOTH THE PUBLIC AND CLERK'S OFFICES TO MORE EASILY PROCESS INFORMATION RELATED TO JURY SERVICE.

THE SYSTEM IS ONLY CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN THE LARAMIE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT AND DISTRICT COURT, AS WELL AS THE PLATTE COUNTY CIRCUIT AND DISTRICT COURTS.

AN EMAIL FROM CIERRA HIPSZKY, THE BUSINESS MANAGER OF THE WYOMING JUDICIAL BRANCH, SAYS STATEWIDE IMPLEMENTATION IS SET TO BEGIN IN 2019 AND SPAN ABOUT TWO YEARS. IT WILL COST $620,000 FOR INITIAL INSTALLATION AND WILL LIKELY COST AN ADDITIONAL $36,000 PER BIENNIUM FOR MAINTENANCE.
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REPRESENTATIVES FROM BOEING, ONE OF TWO MAJOR DEFENSE FIRMS VYING FOR THE ROUGHLY $80 BILLION, DECADES-LONG GROUND BASED STRATEGIC DETERRENT (GBSD) PROJECT, WERE IN CHEYENNE TUESDAY TO DISCUSS THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS WITH THE PROJECT.

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, IN AUGUST, PLACED ORDERS WITH BOEING AND NORTHROP GRUMMAN TO START WORKING ON TECHNOLOGY FOR NEW INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILES (ICBMS) TO REPLACE THE COLD WAR-ERA MINUTEMAN III.

"AS WE'RE MOVING FROM MINUTEMAN INTO GBSD, IT'S ALSO CRITICAL THAT WE HAVE THE COMMUNITY INVOLVED AND GET THE DESIGN RIGHT. THIS SYSTEM IS SUPPOSED TO LAST THROUGH 2075 AND BEYOND."

PATTI DARE, GLOBAL SALES AND MARKETING DIRECTOR FOR BOEING STRATEGIC DETERRENCE SYSTEMS, SAYS IT'S TOO SOON TO KNOW HOW MANY JOBS THE GBSD PROJECT WILL BRING TO THE AREA, BUT THE IMPACT WILL BE SIGNIFICANT.
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CHEYENNE POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED THE VICTIM AND SUSPECT IN MONDAY'S HOMICIDE AT MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. PARK.

POLICE ARRESTED 46-YEAR-OLD TANYA PEARSON IN THE STABBING DEATH OF 45-YEAR-OLD JENNIFER PRATT.

OFFICER KEVIN MALATESTA SAYS THE WOMEN, BOTH FROM CHEYENNE, GOT INTO A FIGHT AT THE PARK AROUND 3:45 P.M. AND PEARSON ENDED UP STABBING PRATT MULTIPLE TIMES.

"I KNOW THAT THEY KNEW EACH OTHER AHEAD OF TIME. I DON'T KNOW IF THEY PLANNED TO ARRANGE A MEETING THERE OR IF THEY JUST RAN INTO ONE ANOTHER AT THAT LOCATION."

​PEARSON IS CURRENTLY BEING HELD IN THE LARAMIE COUNTY JAIL AWAITING FORMAL CHARGES FROM THE LARAMIE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE.