Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A district judge has set a competency hearing for next month for a Wheatland man accused of killing his three sons and his brother in a shooting rampage last summer. Everett Conant III is also accused of wounded his wife in the violence last summer. Conant entered a not guilty plea to the charges in January.
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — A Fort Carson, Colo., chaplain has told mourners to hold dear the service of a Wyoming Army sergeant and two other U.S. servicemen killed in Afghanistan. The Gazette reports hundreds gathered at the Army post yesterday to remember Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Griffin of Laramie, Air Force Maj. Walter D. Gray and Army Maj. Thomas E. Kennedy who died Aug. 8 when insurgents detonated suicide vests.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan says a Board of Trustees’ request for $5.3 million in annual pay raises for faculty is likely just the first in a series of raise requests. The board approved the request yesterday, as UW and other state agencies are asked to identify places where their budgets can be trimmed. UW says the raises are needed to retain the best faculty and staff.
WOODLAND PARK, Colo. (AP) — The superintendent who oversees a Colorado high school that took down a memorial to three Boy Scouts killed in a Wyoming crash says he regrets not notifying parents first of his decision. Jed Bowman tells KKTV-TV the memorial was taken down because it violated district policy. The scouts were returning from a Boy Scout camp near Yellowstone National Park on June 30 when they collided head-on with a motor home.