Wyoming News Briefs
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Thomas Bleming lost in his bid to unseat U.S. Sen. John Barrasso in the Aug. 21 Republican primary by a landslide, but he has won a local party post by a coin flip. Someone had written in Bleming in as a candidate for one of two precinct committeemen slots representing the southern part of Lusk. Another person got a write-in vote, but Bleming won on a coin flip. Bleming says he'll decline the post.
RED FEATHER LAKES, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters have made progress building lines to contain a wildfire in northern Colorado near the Wyoming border. The Roach Fire was estimated to be burning on about 250 acres yesterday in northwest Larimer County in the Roosevelt National Forest. Fire officials say it is 10 percent contained.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union says a Wyoming parolee may have consented to drug testing without search warrants, but a nurse using a catheter to obtain a urine sample despite his protests amounts to an unconstitutional search. The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the Wyoming Department of Corrections and the city of Cheyenne, alleging the sample was taken from Daniel Delaney even though he admitted to consuming alcohol and taking over-the-counter sleeping pills.
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Nearly 2,000 people took advantage of a free tour of the Eagle Butte Mine in Campbell County this summer. The tour is administered by the Campbell County Convention and Visitors Bureau. People from as far away as Japan and Australia visited the mine owned by Alpha Natural Resources.