Wyoming News Briefs
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — A search warrant affidavit says a Montana man charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old Cody girl confessed to the crime. Jesse P. Speer is being held on a $2 million bond on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and using a gun in the commission of a felony. He hasn’t entered a plea yet.
UNDATED (AP) — Native American communities nationwide are working hard to tap about 3 million Native American voters, hoping to turn around low voter participation that has persisted for decades. The push is being headed by the largest group representing Native Americans, the National Congress of American Indians. The group calls low turnout a “civic emergency.”
MADISON, S.D. (AP) — Wyoming residents will have to pay more for some South Dakota hunting licenses. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks commission voted yesterday to increase nonresident fees for small game, shooting preserve and waterfowl licenses to boost annual revenue by more than $1.1 million.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming senior defensive tackle Kurt Taufa’asau (TOW’-fuh-OW’-sow) has suffered a knee injury that coach Dave Christensen says appears will be season ending. Taufa’asau was hurt during practice Tuesday. He had recorded 22 tackles over seven games this season. The Cowboys have four games remaining this season and host Colorado State tomorrow afternoon.