Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s Canvassing Board has certified this month’s primary election results. Secretary of State Max Maxfield says the general election ballot will be finalized as soon as all successful write-in candidates let his office know whether they want to be on the ballot.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead has used his time in the national limelight at the Republican National Convention to talk up the virtues of Wyoming. While giving the state’s presidential delegate vote total on Tuesday, Mead noted that the state was the first to grant women the right to vote and mentioned Wyoming’s tourism and energy industries. Mead says his only slip-up was not identifying himself, so he was like a “mystery man reporting on Wyoming.”
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management is backing a proposal to open a wild horse sanctuary in the Centennial Valley. The BLM announced its decision yesterday following a month-long public comment period. The owners of the 4,000-acre Deerwood Ranch about 30 miles west of Laramie want to provide long-term care for up to 300 wild horses gathered from Wyoming rangelands.
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Those mining for large equipment are likely to hit pay-dirt in Gillette today. Hundreds of equipment items belonging to Larry’s Mining Inc. will be auctioned off today by Ritchie Bros. Company owner Larry Suchor is retiring and his two sons aren’t interested in taking over. So the excavators, d haul trucks, loaders, buckets and engines must go.