Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A New Mexico man indicted on charges related to a 2010 fire that destroyed a landmark Wyoming hotel is to be arraigned next week. The Casper Star-Tribune reports 44-year-old Robert Rodriguez is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 9 in Cheyenne. An indictment alleges he purposely set a fire that destroyed the Hitching Post Inn in a fraud scheme.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) —Gov. Matt Mead says a U.S. Supreme Court decision to keep restrictions on 3 million acres of national forest in Wyoming will have economic consequences for the state. But environmental groups are hailing the court’s rejection of an appeal challenging a federal rule that bars development on 50 million acres of roadless areas in national forests.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) __ State Treasurer Joe Meyer is among three University of Wyoming graduates who will receive distinguished alumni awards during UW homecoming on Oct. 13. Meyer earned a BA degree from UW in 1964 and a law degree in 1967. The other two 2012 alumni award recipients are retired educator and Laramie County legislator Harriet Elizabeth Byrd and Cheyenne attorney Gregory Dyekman.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming sophomore wide receiver Jalen Claiborne’s leaping, game-winning catch against Idaho has been nominated for the Geico play of the year. Each week, fans vote for the Geico play of the year and the winner will be announced on CBS on Nov. 23.