Wyoming News Briefs
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Friends of two teens charged in a triple homicide in the small town of Clark, Wyo., say the pair had become increasingly involved with drugs including methamphetamine in recent months. A judge yesterday ordered 19-year-old Stephen Hammer and 18-year-old Tanner Vanpelt of Cody held without bond. Each is charged with 11 felony counts, including premeditated murder, for the weekend killings.
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — Searchers have found a missing plane and the body of its pilot on a mountainside in south-central Wyoming. Carbon County Sheriff Jerry Colson identified the pilot as 63-year-old Gordon Davis, who owned an aviation company in Tehachapi, (teh-HACH’-uh-pee) Calif. The plane was headed for Laramie when it was reported missing Sunday afternoon.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Air Force Thunderbirds may not make their traditional appearance at Cheyenne Frontier Days this year because the team has been grounded by the budget battle in Washington. Thunderbirds spokesman Maj. Darrick Lee said yesterday the team canceled about 58 appearances between April 1 and the end of the season in November to save money amid mandatory spending cuts.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Four federal agencies and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation have come up with a plan for improving the protection of sites held sacred by American Indians and Alaska Natives. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the new plan will help guide several federal agencies, which have a responsibility to respect and foster tribal heritage.