Latest Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis is pleased that the U.S. House passed a bill that would require states that allow concealed carry of handguns to recognize carry permits issued in other states. Republican Lummis — a member of the Second Amendment Task Force — says the U.S. Constitution guarantees law-abiding citizens the right to keep and bear arms regardless of where they live.
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — After two years of some job and service cuts, the city of Rawlins is giving its employees bonuses. The city council has voted to give its 93 full-time employees an extra $1,000 next month. Bonuses for part-time workers will be pro-rated. The city says it can afford the bonuses because it has more than $800,000 in its reserve.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Casper company hoping to turn natural gas into gasoline says it’s now looking at building its plant in southwestern Wyoming. Nerd Gas Co. had hoped to place the facility on land it owns next to Lake DeSmet, south of Sheridan. But company officials tell the Star-Tribune that they think it will take too much time and money to get the water they need from the lake.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Pit bulls are blamed for killing sheep in Riverton. Farm owner Bill Jennings says he has found over 50 sheep dead in the last few months. He told KCWY-TV that he has found dogs in with the sheep twice and put down three dogs. Fremont County Sheriff’s Capt. Ryan Lee said dog owners can be criminally and civilly responsible for any damage their pets cause to livestock.