Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The City of Cheyenne is stepping up police supervision of the homeless. Cheyenne officials want to reduce the number of homeless people arrested for public drunkenness. Cheyenne Police Chief Brian Kozak says the effort will focus on better coordination between police, the courts and a private shelter to try to give homeless people more incentive to get treatment.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP)— Torrington’s city attorney says city officials did nothing illegal when they banned a former state lawmaker from budget meetings in June because of his combative behavior. The city recently settled Russell Zimmer’s federal court lawsuit for $25,000 but did not admit any liability. City Attorney Jim Eddington tells the Casper-Star Tribune the case was settled to avoid a costly legal battle.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Five California men airlifted from a remote Wyoming fishing camp after a wildfire threatened their only way out are making the most of what’s left of their vacation. Helicopter crew supervisor Don Mitchell says the men are driving to the Yellowstone National Park area. A fire spokesman says the helicopter evacuation of the outfitter camp occurred Tuesday after the Alpine Lake Fire made a significant run in the Shoshone National Forest.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming defensive end Miraldo Michel (MEE’-shell) says he seriously thought about leaving Laramie because he was upset about his lack of playing time and dealing with a lingering injury and some family struggles. The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Fort Lauderdale, Fla., product played in one game last season. But he stuck it out and was listed as a starter coming out of this year’s spring practice sessions.