Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — More evidence of just how dry it’s been in Wyoming. The National Weather Service says the state had the third driest October-through-September period in 118 years. The 12-month stretch is known as a “water year” and meteorologists say only the ones in 1988-89 and 1959-60 were drier. The dry spell comes after several wet years in Wyoming. In 2011, Wyoming saw record snow packs.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A funeral is scheduled today in Cheyenne for state treasurer Joe Meyer, who died earlier this month at the age of 71. He was remembered at the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne yesterday by Gov. Matt Mead and other officials as a devoted public servant and considerate co-worker.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Jackson man is pleading guilty to attacking a police officer, saying he was drunk at the time. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that Nathan Maggard was accused of attacking officer Jamie Colvin when she intervened in a disturbance Maggard allegedly caused by trying to take a cab that already had a fare.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming First Lady Carol Mead plans to run in the New York City Marathon next month as a member of a charity team dedicated to reducing underage drinking and impaired driving. Mead is running to benefit a Montana-based charity called Mariah’s Challenge. She says she’ll be happy to complete the 26-mile marathon in four to four-and-a-half hours.