ONE MAN WAS FOUND DEAD FOLLOWING A STANDOFF WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AT A HOUSE IN GLENROCK THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

COMMANDER MATT WALDOCK OF THE WYOMING DIVISION OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SAYS GLENROCK POLICE RESPONDED TO THE HOUSE ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR A REPORT INVOLVING A FIREARM.

OFFICERS ARRIVED, WALDOCK SAYS, AND AN ELDERLY GENTLEMAN INSIDE THE HOUSE FIRED A WEAPON AT POLICE. THE GLENROCK OFFICERS BACKED OFF AND REQUESTED ASSISTANCE FROM THE NATRONA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND ITS SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM.

"ULTIMATELY, WE FOUND AN ELDERLY MALE IN THE HOUSE DECEASED," WALDOCK SAYS. "IT APPEARS THAT HE TOOK HIS OWN LIFE."

WALDOCK EMPHASIZED THAT THE CAUSE OF DEATH IS PENDING AUTOPSY RESULTS.

THE GLENROCK INDEPENDENT REPORTS THE MAN WHO DIED WAS 86-YEAR-OLD LEONARD FREDERICK WAKE. WALDOCK SAID HE WAS UNABLE TO CONFIRM THE MAN'S IDENTITY.

GLENROCK HIGH SCHOOL AND GLENROCK MIDDLE SCHOOL WERE BOTH PUT INTO LOCKOUT, AS THE INCIDENT OCCURRED NEARBY. NORMAL CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION AND SCHOOL ACTIVITIES CONTINUED INSIDE THE SCHOOLS, BUT PERIMETER DOORS WERE SECURED AND NO ONE WAS ALLOWED TO ENTER OR LEAVE.

A FIRE BROKE OUT AT THE HOME AT SOME POINT DURING THE STANDOFF, ACCORDING TO THE NEWSPAPER. THE ORIGIN OF THE FIRE REMAINS UNCLEAR.
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PARADISE VALLEY RESIDENT BRIAN CLARK TOLD CASPER CITY COUNCIL LAST WEEK THAT ZIP CODE AND CENSUS DATA INDICATE ABOUT 26,000 PEOPLE, OR A POPULATION ABOUT SEVEN TIMES THE SIZE OF MILLS, ON THE CITY'S WEST SIDE DO NOT HAVE A POST OFFICE.

CLARK SAID THE WEST SIDE HAD A POSTAL STATION IN SMITH'S GROCERY STORE ON CY AVENUE UNTIL THE END OF JANUARY, SO NOW HE HAS TO TRAVEL ABOUT 10 MILES TO THE DOWNTOWN POST OFFICE ON NORTH WOLCOTT STREET.

HE SAID THE CREATION OF A NEW POST OFFICE WOULD REQUIRE AN ACT OF CONGRESS, AND HE HASN'T SPOKEN WITH ANYONE FROM THE DELEGATION, BUT HE WANTS TO GENERATE SOME LOCAL SUPPORT FIRST.

COUNCIL MEMBER CHARLIE POWELL, WHO REPRESENTS WARD II IN WEST CASPER, WANTED TO KNOW IF CLARK HAD ANY INFORMATION ABOUT POSTAL SERVICE IN CITIES THE SIZE OF CASPER, AND WHETHER SOME PLACES IN THOSE CITIES ARE NOT SERVED EQUITABLY.

COUNCIL MEMBER JESSE MORGAN SUGGESTED PUTTING THE MATTER ON THE AGENDA FOR A WORK SESSION AND DRAFT A RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT.
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KIDDE HAS​ RECALLED OVER 450,000 DUAL-SENSOR SMOKE ALARMS DUE TO RISK OF FAILURE TO ALERT CONSUMERS OF A FIRE.

THE RECALL INVOLVES MODELS PI2010 AND PI9010 THAT WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2016 AND JANUARY 2018. THE SMOKE ALARMS HAVE "KIDDE" PRINTED ON THE FRONT CENTER AND THE MODEL NUMBER AND DATE CODE PRINTED ON THE BACK.

ANYONE WHO HAS ONE OF THE RECALLED MODELS SHOULD LOOK FOR A YELLOW CAP ON THE INSIDE OF THE SMOKE ALARM. IF THE CAP IS PRESENT, THEY SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CONTACT KIDDE TO RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS AND REQUEST A FREE REPLACEMENT SMOKE ALARM.

KIDDE HAS RECEIVED ONE REPORT OF THE YELLOW CAP BEING PRESENT ON A SMOKE ALARM BEFORE IT WAS INSTALLED IN A PERSON’S HOME, BUT NO REPORTS OF INCIDENTS OR INJURIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED.

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THE UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING BOARD OF TRUSTEES HAS APPROVED A 4 PERCENT TUITION INCREASE, EFFECTIVE IN THE 2018-19 ACADEMIC YEAR.

THE DECISION THURSDAY MEANS THAT UNDERGRADUATE WYOMING RESIDENTS WILL SEE A $5 INCREASE PER CREDIT HOUR, FROM $129 TO $134, WHILE THE COST FOR UNDERGRADUATE NONRESIDENTS WILL RISE FROM $516 TO $537 PER CREDIT.

THE TRUSTEES DECIDED TO INCREASE NONRESIDENT TUITION DESPITE A RECENT CONSULTANT'S REPORT RECOMMENDING THAT THE UNIVERSITY DECREASE NONRESIDENT TUITION IN ORDER TO ATTRACT MORE OUT-OF-STATE STUDENTS.

BUT UW OFFICIALS SAY THE ISSUE NEEDS FURTHER STUDY.

TRUSTEES ALSO APPROVED HIGHER MANDATORY STUDENT FEES: $10 PER SEMESTER FOR UW ATHLETICS AND $6.06 PER SEMESTER FOR CONSOLIDATED STUDENT SERVICES.

HOWEVER, STUDENT BOARD, ROOM AND RENT WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED.