AN OREGON MAN HEARD FIVE CHARGES DURING AN INITIAL APPEARANCE IN FEDERAL COURT IN MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS ON FRIDAY, INCLUDING PUBLIC INTOXICATION, INTERFERING WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AND HAZING A BISON IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK FEATURED IN A VIDEO GONE VIRAL WITH NEARLY NINE MILLIONS VIEWS.

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK RANGERS THURSDAY APPREHENDED 55-YEAR-OLD RAYMOND REINKE FROM PENDLETON, OREGON.

A WEEK AGO, HE WAS ARRESTED IN GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK ON A DRUNK AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT INCIDENT, SPENT THE NIGHT IN THE TETON COUNTY JAIL, AND RELEASED THE NEXT DAY ON BOND.

TUESDAY, REINKE TRAVELED TO YELLOWSTONE WHERE RANGERS STOPPED HIS VEHICLE FOR A TRAFFIC VIOLATION.

AT THE TIME, RANGERS DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THE PREVIOUS INCIDENTS.

REINKE THEN TRAVELED TO THE HAYDEN VALLEY WHERE VISITORS SAW HIM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD YELLING AND WAVING AT A BISON.

YELLOWSTONE RANGERS RECEIVED SEVERAL WILDLIFE HARASSMENT REPORTS FROM VISITORS, LATER FOUND HIM, AND ISSUED A CITATION REQUIRING A COURT APPEARANCE.

THE VIDEO OF THE EVENT SURFACED AFTER THAT CITATION HAD BEEN ISSUED, AND RANGERS CONNECTED REINKE’S HISTORY.

WYOMING U.S ATTORNEY MARK KLAASSEN REQUESTED REINKE'S BOND BE REVOKED, THE COURT GRANTED THE REQUEST, AND ISSUED THE ARREST WARRANT.

REINKE EARLIER HAD SAID HE PLANNED TO GO TO GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, WHERE RANGERS BEGAN LOOKING FOR HIS VEHICLE THURSDAY NIGHT.

MEANWHILE, RANGERS RESPONDED TO THE MANY GLACIER HOTEL BECAUSE TWO GUESTS WERE ARGUING AND CREATING A DISTURBANCE IN THE HOTEL DINING ROOM, AND RANGERS IDENTIFIED ONE OF THEM AS REINKE.

GLACIER RANGERS TOOK REINKE TO HELENA WHERE YELLOWSTONE RANGERS TOOK HIM TO MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS AND BOOKED HIM INTO THE YELLOWSTONE JAIL.

HE IS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR IN COURT WEDNESDAY FOR HIS ARRAIGNMENT AND A DETENTION HEARING.

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UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING OFFICIALS ARE PREDICTING THAT IF THE SCHOOL'S ENROLLMENT KEEPS GROWING, IT WILL RUN OUT OF DORM SPACE BY 2019.

UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT LAURIE NICHOLS SAID THURSDAY THAT THERE WILL BE 300 MORE STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY THIS SCHOOL YEAR.

THE UNIVERSITY PREDICTS THAT IF THE GROWTH CONTINUES IN 2019, IT WILL HAVE TO PLACE STUDENTS IN NON-DORM HOUSING.

THE UNIVERSITY'S CLOSURE OF TWO DORM BUILDINGS LAST YEAR IS ALSO CONTRIBUTING TO THE IMPENDING STUDENT HOUSING SHORTAGE.

NICHOLS SAYS SHE DECIDED BOTH BUILDINGS WERE TOO OUTDATED TO CONSIDER INVESTING MONEY INTO REFURBISHING THEM.

SHE URGES OFFICIALS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH CONSTRUCTION PLANS FOR A NEW DORM AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.
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HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIASTS WILL CONVERGE ON STURGIS OVER THE NEXT 10 DAYS AND REGIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ARE WORKING TO KEEP RIDERS SAFE TO AND FROM THE RALLY.

WYOMING HIGHWAY PATROL SGT. KYLE MCKAY SAYS THE AGENCY IS PARTNERING WITH THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION AND THE SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO RAISE AWARENESS THROUGH A CAMPAIGN CALLED SAFE 2 STURGIS.

"WYOMING AVERAGES ABOUT THREE MOTORCYCLE FATALITIES PER YEAR DURING THE STURGIS RALLY ALONE, SO WITH THIS CAMPAIGN, WE WILL HAVE SEVERAL OFFICERS OUT TRYING TO WORK MOTORCYCLE SAFETY AND ENFORCE MOTORCYCLE LAWS, BUT NOT ONLY THAT, BRING AWARENESS TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE GIVE MOTORCYCLE RIDERS SAFE DISTANCES WHEN TRAVELING."

MCKAY SAYS 235 MOTORCYCLE CRASHES WERE REPORTED IN WYOMING LAST YEAR, 17 OF WHICH WERE FATAL.
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THE CITY OF FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO, SAYS GREAT LAKES AVIATION FAILED TO PAY LANDING FEES AND TERMINAL FEES BEFORE THE COMPANY CEASED FOUR CORNERS REGIONAL AIRPORT SERVICE.
FARMINGTON FILED A COMPLAINT IN STATE DISTRICT COURT LAST WEEK ASKING FOR THE COURT TO ORDER THE CHEYENNE- BASED GREAT LAKES TO PAY THE ALLEGED UNPAID FEES.

THE CITY ALLEGES GREAT LAKES OWES MORE THAN $1,000 FOR LANDING FEES AND NEARLY $5,000 TERMINAL RENT IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER.

GREAT LAKES AVIATION OFFERED COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS TO AND FROM FARMINGTON UNTIL NOVEMBER 2017.

THE AIRLINE CITED A PILOT SHORTAGE AS THE PRIMARY REASON FOR LEAVING THE FOUR CORNERS REGIONAL AIRPORT.

GREAT LAKES AVIATION CEO DOUG VOSS SAYS HE HAS NOT SEEN THE LAWSUIT.

IN 1999, THE WYOMING BUSINESS COUNCIL RECRUITED THE COMPANY TO LOCATE ITS HEADQUARTERS TO WYOMING TO SOLVE THE STATE'S AIR TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS.

GREAT LAKES AVIATION, WHICH WAS HEAVILY SUBSIDIZED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, ENDED FLIGHTS FROM WYOMING, AND ANNOUNCED IN MARCH THAT IT WOULD SUSPEND NEARLY ALL OPERATIONS EXCEPT FOR A FEW FLIGHTS BETWEEN DENVER AND CITIES IN SOUTH DAKOTA.