ONE AIRMAN SAID HE FELT PARANOIA. ANOTHER MARVELED AT THE VIBRANT COLORS. A THIRD ADMITTED, "I ABSOLUTELY JUST LOVED ALTERING MY MIND."

AIR FORCE RECORDS OBTAINED BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SHOW THEY BOUGHT, DISTRIBUTED AND USED THE HALLUCINOGEN LSD AND OTHER MIND-ALTERING ILLEGAL DRUGS WHILE OFF DUTY AS PART OF A RING THAT OPERATED UNDETECTED FOR MONTHS ON THE F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE IN CHEYENNE.

AFTER INVESTIGATORS CLOSED IN, ONE OF THE ACCUSED AIRMEN DESERTED TO MEXICO.

INVESTIGATORS CRACKED THE DRUG RING IN MARCH 2016 WHEN WHEN AN AIRMAN POSTED A VIDEO OF HIMSELF SMOKING MARIJUANA.

FOURTEEN AIRMEN WERE DISCIPLINED.

SIX OF THEM WERE CONVICTED IN COURTS MARTIAL OF LSD USE OR DISTRIBUTION OR BOTH.

THE DRUG USE EPISODE WAS ANOTHER BLOW TO THE REPUTATION OF THE AIR FORCE'S NUCLEAR MISSILE CORPS, WHICH IS CAPABLE OF UNLEASHING HELL IN THE FORM OF MINUTEMAN 3 INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILES, OR ICBMS.

THE CORPS HAS STRUGGLED AT TIMES WITH MISBEHAVIOR, MISMANAGEMENT AND LOW MORALE.
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DURING A CAMPAIGN STOP IN CASPER ON THURSDAY, REPUBLICAN GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE SAM GALEOTOS LAID OUT HIS VISION FOR WHAT WYOMING CAN OFFER FOR EXPANDING TECHNOLOGIES THAT WILL CREATE JOBS.

GALEOTOS SAID THE STATE NEEDS TO REDUCE SPENDING, FIND NEW REVENUE SOURCES, DO MORE TO PROMOTE TOURISM, AND LESSEN OBSTACLES SUCH AS PERMITTING PROCESSES FOR BUSINESSES, ESPECIALLY FOR THE ENERGY INDUSTRY ON A FEDERAL AND STATE LEVELS.

HE SAID WYOMING HAS A LOW POPULATION BASE AND RURAL NATURE THAT CAN BE A HINDRANCE, BUT THOSE ATTRIBUTES ALSO CAN BE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE STATE TO BE A LAB FOR NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR HEALTH CARE, AGRICULTURE, TOURISM, ENERGY, MANUFACTURING AND EVEN REVISING GOVERNMENT ITSELF.

DURING HIS TALK, HE INTRODUCED HIS NEW BUSINESS ADVISORY TEAM THAT INCLUDES FORMER EXECUTIVES WITH THE WYOMING BUSINESS COUNCIL, TECH ENTREPRENEURS AND BUSINESSPEOPLE WITH EXPERTISE IN MANUFACTURING, ENERGY AND REAL ESTATE.
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ALL BUT ONE OF WYOMING'S HIGHWAYS THAT CLOSE TO MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC IN THE WINTER, HAVE OPENED FOR THE SUMMER TRAVELLING SEASON AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.

A 13-MILE STRETCH OF WYOMING STATE HIGHWAY 130 WEST OF CENTENNIAL, AND A 22-MILE STRETCH OF WYOMING STATE HIGHWAY 70 BETWEEN ENCAMPMENT AND BAGGS, WERE OPENED BY WYDOT SNOWPLOWS CREWS, BACK ON MONDAY.

THEN ON TUESDAY, THE GATES WERE OPENED ON A 22-MILE STRETCH OF US HIGHWAY 14A WEST OF BURGESS JUNCTION.

THE TARGET DATE OF OPENING THE ROADS IS NORMALLY THE FRIDAY BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY.

HOWEVER, US HIGHWAY 212 OVER THE BEARTOOTH PASS WILL NOT OPEN IN TIME FOR THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

CREWS HAVE ENCOUNTERED MORE SNOW THAN ANTICIPATED, ON THE HIGHWAY BETWEEN WYOMING STATE HIGHWAY 296 AND THE MONTANA BORDER.

THE MONTANA SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY IS OPEN AS OF FRIDAY, MAY 25TH, BETWEEN RED LODGE AND THE STATE LINE.

TOO MUCH SNOW, COMBINED WITH TOO LITTLE TRAFFIC DURING THE WINTER, MAKE SNOW-PLOWING EFFORTS IN THOSE AREAS IMPRACTICAL, SO THE ROADS ARE CLOSED.

ALL OF THE MAIN ROADS INSIDE YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK ARE OPEN, INCLUDING DUNRAVEN PASS, WHICH OPENED 1 WEEK AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.

MOTORISTS ARE ASKED TO EXERCISE CAUTION ON THE ROADS THAT HAVE RECENTLY OPENED, AS INCLEMENT WEATHER COULD FORCE A SHORT-TERM RE-CLOSURE OF THE ROADS, SO THAT CREWS CAN CLEAN THEM UP AGAIN.

SNOW-PLOW CREWS NOW ANTICIPATE OPENING THE WYOMING SIDE OF THE BEARTOOTH HIGHWAY ON FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST.