A LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE HAS RECOMMENDED BUFFALO AS THE SITE FOR A POTENTIAL STATE-RUN NURSING HOME FOR VETERANS.

THE LEGISLATURE'S JOINT TRANSPORTATION, HIGHWAYS AND MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE DECIDED TUESDAY THAT BUFFALO WAS THE BEST LOCATION FOR THE FACILITY.

BUFFALO HAS BEEN THE SITE OF THE VETERANS' HOME OF WYOMING SINCE 1903 AND ITS SUPPORTERS SAID PLACING THE NEW FACILITY ON THE SAME CAMPUS MADE BOTH LOGISTICAL AND FINANCIAL SENSE.

CASPER AND SHERIDAN WERE THE OTHER FINALISTS CONSIDERED FOR THE FACILITY.

A BILL TO FUND THE PROJECT WILL BE INTRODUCED IN THE LEGISLATURE NEXT YEAR.

IF THE PROPOSED BILL PASSES, THE STATE WILL SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO THE VA NEXT SPRING.

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CASPER POLICE OFFICERS TASED AND ARRESTED A MAN TUESDAY EVENING AFTER HE RAN FROM A TRAFFIC STOP.

44-YEAR-OLD CORY M. BEALL WAS BOOKED INTO JAIL ON RECOMMENDED CHARGES OF INTERFERENCE AND POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE.

ACCORDING TO AN AFFIDAVIT OF PROBABLE CAUSE, TWO POLICE OFFICERS WERE PATROLLING WESTBOUND ON CY AVENUE AT 5:20 P.M. TUESDAY WHEN THEY SAW A GREY SEDAN MAKE A WIDE TURN FROM 15TH STREET ONTO CY AVENUE. THE OFFICERS STOPPED THE VEHICLE AT THE INTERSECTION OF SOUTH POPLAR AND CY AVENUE.

NO ONE IN THE CAR HAD IDENTIFICATION, BUT TWO PEOPLE -- BEALL AND A WOMAN LATER IDENTIFIED AS ANGGIE YOUNG -- BOTH GAVE AN OFFICER FALSE FIRST NAMES.

WHILE OFFICERS WERE CONFIRMING YOUNG'S WARRANT, BEALL GOT OUT OF THE CAR AND, CLUTCHING HIS WAISTBAND WITH HIS RIGHT HAND, RAN WEST ACROSS POPLAR.

ONE OFFICER SECURED YOUNG AND THE DRIVER WHILE ANOTHER OFFICER RAN AFTER BEALL.

ONCE IN AN OPEN FIELD, BEALL STUMBLED OVER LOOSE DIRT AND RELEASED HIS GRASP ON HIS WAISTBAND. THE PURSUING OFFICER TASED BURNS AND HANDCUFFED HIM.

A GLASS PIPE WITH METHAMPHETAMINE RESIDUE WAS RECOVERED FROM THE AREA WHERE BEALL HAD TRIPPED.

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WITH THE SECOND ROUND OF THE HOLIDAYS COMING UP AND LOTS OF CHRISTMAS TRAVEL IN THE OFFING, LOWER PRICES FOR GAS WOULD BE A NICE PRESENT.

AND PATRICK DEHAAN OF GASBUDDY DOT COM SAYS, THEY ARE COMING DOWN IN WYOMING.

BUT OTHER STATES ARE EVEN LOWER, SO WHY THE LAG TIME HERE IN THE COWBOY STATE?

MEANWHILE, THE PRICE OF OIL IS STILL IN THE DOLDRUMS WITH NO INCREASE IN SIGHT.
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FOUR STATES WITH CLIMATE CHANGE WORRIES ARE DUE IN A U.S. COURTROOM IN MONTANA THIS WEEK AS THEY TRY TO STOP THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FROM SELLING COAL FROM FEDERAL LANDS.

ATTORNEYS FOR CALIFORNIA, NEW MEXICO, NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON STATE SAY THE SALES PUT THE CLIMATE AT RISK AND SHORTCHANGE TAXPAYERS.

THE STATES WERE JOINED BY ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND MONTANA'S NORTHERN CHEYENNE TRIBE IN A LAWSUIT THAT WOULD REVIVE A COAL LEASING MORATORIUM IMPOSED UNDER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA.

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAYS ENDING THE MORATORIUM WAS CRITICAL FOR THE ECONOMY DESPITE FALLING DEMAND FOR THE FUEL.

U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE BRIAN MORRIS IS PRESIDING OVER A THURSDAY HEARING IN THE CASE. HE RECENTLY RULED IN ANOTHER CASE THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION MUST CONSIDER REDUCED COAL MINING TO HELP COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE.