Wyoming News Briefs
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Riverton woman has been arrested after Fremont County Sheriff’s deputies say she made more than 625 prank 911 calls over the weekend. The Associated Press reports investigators tracked the calls to the prepaid cellphone of a 19-year-old woman, who was arrested on suspicion of misuse of 911 and interference with a peace officer. Deputies aren’t sure what the woman’s motive was.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A saddle bronc rider with ties to Wyoming and Colorado has died after the pickup he was driving rolled over near Rockdale, Texas. Travis Darling had won at least a share of 10 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association saddle bronc riding titles. He earned a rodeo scholarship to Casper College.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A citizen advisory panel is recommending that the federal government consider sterilizing some wild horses and burros that freely roam across miles of federal land in the West. Members of the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board say the Bureau of Land Management should consider the step to protect rangelands and control booming populations of mustangs in 10 Western states.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Thirty-three is once again a charm for the tiny Wyoming community of Beulah. The town promoted itself based on its tiny population of 33 with T-shirts and fireworks displays starting at 33 minutes after the hour. But the 2010 U.S. Census counted 73 residents after including new subdivisions. A campaign to change the figure proved successful and a sign reading “Population 33″ was put up this month.