A CASPER MAN WAS CHARGED IN CIRCUIT COURT WITH HAVING METHAMPHETAMINE IN THE PRESENCE OF HIS SON, AND OTHER CRIMES.

NATRONA COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE BRIAN CHRISTENSEN TOLD THIRTY-SEVEN-YEAR-OLD WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM HE FACES ONE FELONY COUNT OF CHILD ENDANGERMENT WITH METHAMPHETAMINE; AND MISDEMEANOR COUNTS OF BEING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND DOMESTIC BATTERY.

CUNNINGHAM TOLD THAT THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME HE HAD EVER BEEN IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW.

COURT RECORDS SAY THE CASE BEGAN THURSDAY EVENING WHEN CASPER POLICE OFFICERS RESPONDED TO A CALL ABOUT A FAMILY FIGHT ON ROBIN STREET WHERE A WOMAN WAS SCREAMING, SAYING 'HE IS GOING TO KILL MY BABY!'

SHE TOLD POLICE CUNNINGHAM HIT HER WHEN SHE WAS IN THE SHOWER AND TOOK THEIR CHILD.
AN OFFICER OBSERVED THE WIFE HAD INVOLUNTARY MUSCLE TREMORS, RUSHED SPEECH, AND TROUBLE STAYING FOCUSED.

POLICE LOCATED CUNNINGHAM'S VEHICLE NEAR HIS PARENTS' RESIDENCE IN PARADISE VALLEY, AND AN OFFICER SAW HE HAD EYE TREMORS, A FLUSHED FACE AND WAS SWEATING PROFUSELY.

THE BOY WAS TAKEN INTO PROTECTIVE CUSTODY AND INTERVIEWED AT THE CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY PROJECT, WHERE HE SAID, "HIS PARENTS BEGAN ACTING CRAZY SEEING ALIENS AND MONSTERS."

THE WIFE TOLD POLICE SHE AND CUNNINGHAM INGESTED METHAMPHETAMINE IN THE MORNING AND HE HAD MORE AFTER LUNCH.

CUNNINGHAM SAID IN AN INTERVIEW HE DIDN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING BEFORE POLICE CONTACTED HIM, BUT HE HAD SMOKED METHAMPHETAMINE EARLIER THAT DAY.
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ONE PERSON IS DEAD AND 4 OTHERS WERE INJURED AS A RESULT OF A ONE-VEHICLE ROLLOVER LAST WEEK NEAR LYMAN

THE WYOMING HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS AT AROUND 2 A-M ON THURSDAY FEBRUARY 1ST, A PICKUP WAS TRAVELLING EASTBOUND ON I-80 AT MILEPOST 48, WHEN IT DRIFTED OFF OF THE HIGHWAY TO THE LEFT AND STRUCK A DELINEATOR POST.

THE DRIVER STEERED THE TRUCK TO THE RIGHT IN EFFORT TO RE-ENTER THE ROADWAY.

HE THEN COLLIDED WITH THE MEDIAN SIDE OF THE BRIDGE DECK GUARDRAIL FACE.

THE PICKUP THEN TRAVELED ALONG THE BRIDGE DECK BEFORE IT ROLLED OVER THE GUARDRAIL AND LANDED ON IT'S ROOF, ON THE I-80 BUSINESS LOOP BELOW.

AT ABOUT 6 A.M., ANOTHER MOTORIST SAW THE CRASHED PICKUP AND CALLED 911 AND TROOPERS WERE SENT TO THE SCENE.

30-YEAR-OLD KYMBRLEE SMITH OF GREEN RIVER WAS WEARING HER SEAT-BELT BUT WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.

THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE, 31-YEAR-OLD SAMUEL SMITH OF GREEN RIVER, WAS ALSO WEARING HIS SEAT-BELT.

HE IS CRITICAL BUT STABLE CONDITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MEDICAL CENTER IN SALT LAKE CITY.

3 CHILDREN IN THE VEHICLE...AGES 10, 3 AND 1 WERE ALL EITHER IN CHILD SAFETY SEATS AND/OR WEARING SELT BELTS.

THEY WERE ALL TREATED AND RELEASED FROM A HOSPITAL IN EVANSTON.

THE PATROL SAYS FATIGUE IS BEING INVESTIGATED AS A LEADING CAUSE OF THE CRASH.

THIS IS THE 6TH HIGHWAY FATALITY IN WYOMING FOR 2018.
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THE NEW NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND CULTURAL CENTER IS THE MOST VISIBLE INITIATIVE ENACTED SINCE UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING PRESIDENT LAURIE NICHOLS TOOK OFFICE IN MAY 2016 AND BEGAN CONCERTED EFFORTS TO ATTRACT AND SUPPORT NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS.

THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE FREQUENT VISITS TO THE WIND RIVER INDIAN RESERVATION. SHE'S ALSO ESTABLISHED A NATIVE AMERICAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO COUNSEL HER ON THE UNIVERSITY'S RELATIONSHIP WITH NATIVE STUDENTS AND THE RESERVATION'S TWO TRIBES.

IN JUNE, UW HOSTED A PROGRAM THAT BROUGHT NATIVE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO CAMPUS FOR A WEEKLONG PREVIEW OF COLLEGE LIFE. IN DECEMBER, UW HIRED ITS FIRST NATIVE AMERICAN PROGRAM ADVISER.

ENROLLED NORTHERN ARAPAHO STUDENT STEPHIN LITTLESHIELD SAYS WHAT NICHOLS HAS ACHIEVED IN A SHORT TIME IS IMPRESSIVE.

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DENVER (AP) - FROM ITS HEADQUARTERS IN WASHINGTON, D.C., THE U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT OVERSEES VAST EXPANSES OF PUBLIC LANDS RICH IN OIL, GAS, COAL, GRASSLAND AND WILDLIFE HABITAT.

BUT MORE THAN 99 PERCENT OF IT IS IN 12 WESTERN STATES, HUNDREDS OF MILES FROM WASHINGTON.

SOME WESTERN POLITICIANS ARE ASKING WHY THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT ISN'T IN THE WEST AS WELL. THEY HAVE A POWERFUL ALLY IN INTERIOR SECRETARY RYAN ZINKE. THE MONTANAN IS LEADING PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S CHARGE TO ROLL BACK ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS AND ENCOURAGE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ON PUBLIC LAND.

ZINKE HAS SAID HE WANTS TO MOVE MUCH OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT'S DECISION-MAKING OUT OF WASHINGTON AND INTO THE WEST, INCLUDING THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT.