Wyoming News Briefs
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Some residents in Gillette found more than a Sunday newspaper in front of their homes last weekend. The Associated Press reports a 32-year-old man called police around 6 a.m. Sunday to report that he found a plastic bag with a rock and a recruitment flier for the Klu Klux Klan on his driveway. Police Lt. Brent Wasson says officers found the same flier on almost every driveway in two subdivisions.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he’s still requiring state agencies to prepare for 8-percent budget cuts even though the latest state revenue projections show slight improvement. The state’s Consensus Revenue Estimating Group released a report yesterday projecting an extra $85 million in state revenues for the two-year budget cycle that runs through mid-2014. That’s in addition to the $3.2-billion budget the Legislature approved early this year.
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s Republican Party Central Committee has chosen three finalists to become state treasurer. They include Bruce Brown, an accountant; Mark Gordon, a former board member with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City; and Clark Stith, a Fulbright scholar. Gov. Matt Mead is to meet with the three tomorrow and choose one later this week to replace the late Joe Meyer.
BAR NUNN, Wyo. (AP) — The driver killed in a crash on Interstate 25 north of Bar Nunn on Saturday was a 27-year-old man from Montana who was moving with his family. The Wyoming Highway Patrol said yesterday that Daniel Barto of Butte was pulling a U-Haul trailer southbound when it was hit from behind by a 27-year-old driver from Mohawk, Mich., Ryan Nordstrom.