TWELVE PEOPLE FROM WARD I IN CENTRAL CASPER HAVE FILED APPLICATIONS TO FILL THE VACANCY OF COUNCIL MEMBER AMANDA HUCKABAY.
HUCKABAY RESIGNED UNEXPECTEDLY MARCH 2, SAYING SHE WAS MOVING TO ST. GEORGE, UTAH, WITH HER FIANCÉ AND DAUGHTER.

THAT STARTED THE CLOCK FOR THE CASPER CITY COUNCIL TO RECEIVE APPLICATIONS, AND THE DEADLINE ENDED MONDAY.

COUNCIL WILL MEET AT CITY HALL AT 4:30 P.M. WEDNESDAY, INTERVIEW EACH CANDIDATE FOR FIVE MINUTES AND FINISH AT 5:40 P.M.

COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL ASK CANDIDATES TO TALK ABOUT THEMSELVES, EXPLAIN WHY THEY WANT TO SERVE ON THE COUNCIL, DESCRIBE THEIR QUALIFICATIONS AND HOW THEY WILL BENEFIT THE CITY, WILL THEY RUN FOR RE-ELECTION LATER THIS YEAR, AND DISCUSS THEIR AVAILABILITY FOR THE REGULAR MEETINGS AND WORK SESSIONS, BOARD APPPOINTMENTS, AND OTHER MEETINGS SCHEDULED AS NEEDED.

COUNCIL THEN WILL GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION, RECONVENE AND NAME THE SUCCESSOR.

THE CANDIDATES ARE WILLIAM CONTE, AIMEE KIDD, DENNIS GAZDIEWICH, TIM HAMRE, WARREN YOUMANS, GABRIEL PHILLIPS, VICKI ORCUTT, MARGARET BLOOM, MICHAEL HUBER, SARA RUST, BRANDON DAIGLE, AND SHEA WARD.

THE CANDIDATES' BIOGRAPHIES CAN BE FOUND ON THE CITY'S WEBSITE.

THE NEWLY APPOINTED COUNCIL MEMBER WILL BE SWORN IN AT 4:30 P.M. TUESDAY.

THE COUNCIL WILL THEN BEGIN ITS WORK SESSION.
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A WYOMING MAN IS DEAD AFTER LOSING CONTROL OF HIS PICKUP TRUCK ON AN ICY PORTION OF INTERSTATE 25 NEAR DOUGLAS IN THE EARLY HOURS OF MONDAY MORNING.

31-YEAR-OLD JASON HAVARD WAS NOT WEARING HIS SEAT BELT AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH, ACCORDING TO A REPORT FROM THE WYOMING HIGHWAY PATROL.

THE PATROL SAYS HAVARD WAS SOUTHBOUND IN A 2007 DODGE RAM PICKUP ON I-25 AT ROUGHLY 1:50 A.M. MONDAY. NEAR MILEPOST 126, ON AN ICY BRIDGE DECK, HAVARD LOST CONTROL OF THE PICKUP.

THE DODGE ROTATED ABOUT 170 DEGREES COUNTERCLOCKWISE AND WENT INTO THE MEDIAN, WHERE THE PASSENGER-SIDE TIRES GRABBED IN THE SOFT EARTH, CAUSING THE DODGE TO ROLL SIDEWAYS ACROSS THE MEDIAN AND HIT A GUARDRAIL ON THE NORTHBOUND MEDIAN SHOULDER.

THE PICKUP CONTINUED TO ROLL ONE TIME ACROSS THE NORTHBOUND PASSING LANE, COMING TO REST UPRIGHT IN THE NORTHBOUND LANES OF I-25.

A NORTHBOUND COMMERCIAL TRUCK WAS UNABLE TO AVOID THE DODGE. THE RIGHT-FRONT PORTION OF THE COMBINATION UNIT HIT THE RIGHT-REAR PORTION OF THE PICKUP.

HAVARD DIED OF HIS INJURIES WHILE BEING TAKEN BY AMBULANCE TO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF CONVERSE COUNTY, ACCORDING TO A NEWS RELEASE FROM SGT. KYLE MCKAY.

SPEED IS LISTED AS A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR IN THE CRASH.
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A 36-YEAR-OLD CHEYENNE MAN WAS FOUND DEAD LAST (MONDAY) NIGHT IN WHAT POLICE SAY WAS A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUICIDE.

OFFICER KEVIN MALATESTA SAYS POLICE WERE CALLED TO A REPORT OF A POTENTIAL BURGLARY IN THE 3200 BLOCK OF BASIN STREET AROUND 7 P.M.

"A PERSON SAW SOMEBODY BREAKING INTO A HOUSE, IS WHAT IT APPEARED TO BE, AND THEN THOUGHT THAT THEY HEARD GUNSHOTS. SO WE RESPONDED TO THAT. WE QUICKLY LEARNED THAT IT WAS ACTUALLY A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE. FORTUNATELY, THE VICTIM OF THIS WAS ABLE TO LEAVE AND WAS UNINJURED."

MALATESTA SAYS THE SWAT TEAM ENDED UP SEARCHING THE HOUSE ALONG WITH DETECTIVES, EVENTUALLY LOCATING WILLIAM OLIVER'S BODY IN AN RV NEAR THE HOUSE. MALATESTA SAYS IT APPEARS OLIVER DIED FROM A SELF-INFLICTED GUNSHOT.

THE CASE REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION BY CHEYENNE POLICE.
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THERE WAS AN ACCIDENT TUESDAY AFTERNOON INVOLVING AN AUTOMOBILE AND A MOTORCYCLE, BUT FORTUNATELY, IT RESULTED IN ONLY MINOR INJURIES.

A DRIVER WAS PULLING OUT OF A GAS STATION AT 2ND STREET AND MCKINLEY STREET, AND INSTEAD OF PULLING INTO THE NEAREST LANE TO TURN RIGHT, CROSSED INTO THE CENTER LANE.

IT WAS THERE THE DRIVER NOSED INTO A MOTORCYCLE ALREADY OCCUPYING THE LANE, INJURING THE RIDER.

CASPER POLICE OFFICER MITCH HILL SAYS THE RIDER ACTUALLY HANDLED THE SITUATION WELL, AND WAS SENT TO THE HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES.

THE DRIVER WAS ISSUED A CITATION, AND OFFICER HILL ASKED THAT MOTORISTS USE THE NEAREST LANE WHEN TURNING, AND NOT TO CROSS OVER TO ANOTHER. THEY ALSO URGE EVERYONE TO WATCH OUT FOR MOTORCYCLES.