Wyoming News Briefs
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 55-year-old woman whose body was found by a sheepherder north of Laramie in 2010. The Associated Press reports the Albany County Sheriff’s Office last week identified the remains as those of Rosella Lovell, who was a janitor at The University of Wyoming. Detective Cpl. William Meyer says Lovell was identified through dental records Oct. 4. Meyer says the cause and circumstances of her death remain unclear, but an autopsy didn’t reveal any trauma.
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old girl who was reported missing Saturday afternoon has been found safe in a vehicle near her Gillette home. City spokesman Joe Lunne tells The Gillette News Record the girl somehow entered a vehicle and was found alone at about 4:25 p.m. Saturday. He says the Gillette Police Department is conducting a follow-up investigation.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming has selected 23 people to serve on a committee that will help choose the school’s next president. The Associated Press reports the appointees, announced Friday by UW Board President Dave Bostrom, will work with a Florida-based consulting firm the board hired to help find a successor to current president Tom Buchanan, who plans to retire next summer.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Pete Quinnell, of Gillette, has been selected as the chairman of the Wyoming Veterans Commission. Quinnell replaces Herm Emmett, of Worland. The Wyoming Veterans Commission works with the governor and Wyoming Legislature to study state and federal legislation and make recommendations regarding state veterans’ affairs and issues.