Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Barrasso easily defeated two minor opponents in yesterday’s Wyoming Republican primary and will face Democrat Tim Chesnut, an Albany County commissioner from Laramie, in November. Barrasso beat Thomas Bleming of Lusk, a self-described soldier of fortune, and Emmett Mavy of Alpine, a management consultant who previously ran unsuccessfully as a Democrat.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Republican Rep. Cynthia Lummis’ top challenger in the November election is a political newcomer with little financial backing. Both Lummis and Democrat Chris Henrichsen won uncontested party primaries yesterday. Henrichsen is a political science instructor at Casper College. He is making his first run for public office.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A standoff at a motel in Casper ended after nearly 11 hours without police firing a shot. Casper Police Chief Chris Walsh says officers apprehended a man after tossing undisclosed “chemical agents” through the room’s windows yesterday. Walsh tells the Casper Star-Tribune the man was taken to Wyoming Medical Center with undisclosed injuries. It’s unclear what started the standoff.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The 2012-13 Wyoming Cowgirl basketball schedule includes seven opposing teams that competed in postseason play last season. Opponents Eastern Michigan, Fresno State and San Diego State competed in the NCAA Tournament a year ago, while Bowling Green, Colorado, South Dakota and UNLV were participants in the WNIT. The schedule was released yesterday.