Wyoming News Briefs
WILSON, Wyo. (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney is telling Republican donors that GOP candidate Mitt Romney is the “only man” who can make the right foreign policy decisions for the country. Cheney yesterday was helping raise more than $4 million at events in Wyoming for Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Firefighters are working to suppress a new 5-acre wildfire in Yellowstone National Park. The Blacktail Fire was spotted yesterday afternoon near the park’s northern boundary. The Fontenelle Fire in the Bridger-Teton National Forest and the Arapaho fire in the Medicine Bow National Forest are both mostly contained.
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — A Utah man suspected of holding up banks in four states after being furloughed from jail will be taken to Wyoming to face charges after he waived his right to extradition hearings. Joshua Beckstead was arrested on July 4 in North Dakota. He was released from the Ogden, Utah, jail on May 8 to go to a dentist’s appointment but never returned.
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities are scaling back efforts to find a 9-year-old Utah boy feared drowned in the South Fork of the Shoshone River in Wyoming. Searchers have been trying to find the body of Tyler Hatch of Eagle Mountain, Utah, since a horse threw him into the fast-running river on July 2. The Powell Tribune reports searchers in kayaks will go down the river weekly starting tomorrow.