Wyoming News Briefs
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A special election to decide the fate of Casper’s public smoking ban could cost the city anywhere from $10,000 to $25,000. City councilmembers revisited the smoking ordinance Friday after they decided earlier in the week to support a repeal of the ban. If the council repeals the smoking ordinance with three readings by April 2, and if enough signatures are collected for a referendum by April 30, a special election would be held June 10.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Police are investigating after the windows of 18 vehicles were shot out in Cheyenne. The Associated Press reports the complaints came from across Cheyenne Saturday, mostly in the northern, northeastern and southern parts of the city.
Police say two similar incidents had been reported since December, but investigators aren’t sure if the vandalism is related.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his eldest daughter, Liz Cheney, are scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the Steamboat Institute Freedom Conference in August. Jennifer Schubert-Akin, chairman and founding board member of the conservative institute, says she is honored to have the two speak at the fifth-annual conference in Steamboat Springs, adding that the former vice president “has been an eyewitness to history at the highest levels.”
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management says it’s proceeding with a plan to move 700 wild horses to a ranch in southwestern Montana. The Montana Standard reports the first truckloads of horses are due to arrive at the 15,000-acre Spanish Q Ranch northwest of Ennis as early as Wednesday. BLM officials say all the horses are expected to be at the ranch by March 18.