New passing law in effect in Wyoming

A new law that allows drivers to exceed the speed limit by up to 10 mph to pass a vehicle traveling under the speed limit on some two-lane roads in Wyoming is now in effect. The law approved by the 2012 Legislature applies only on...
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Alleged reckless driving sends car over cliff

According to Big Horn County Sheriff Ken Blackburn, multiple calls to 911 alerted authorities to an alleged reckless driving incident that resulted in a 2010 Camaro careening off a 50-foot cliff and landing in a riverbed below in the town of Byron. The incident occurred...
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One arrest made in vehicle thefts

Thanks to a cooperative effort between the Lovell and Powell Police Departments one arrest has been made of a woman accused of a string of opportunistic thefts from vehicles parked in Lovell and Powell. Lori Ann Viarengo, 33, of Powell was arrested on Thursday after...
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Citizens discuss proposed door-to-door ordinance

The few citizens who turned out for Tuesday night’s meeting on a proposed ordinance to regulate door-to-door salesmen had some good questions for Chief of Police Nick Lewis, which was the idea of the public meeting. The draft ordinance under consideration would regulate three types...
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Maxfield seeks court ruling

Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield filed suit in state district court last Thursday, Sept. 29, to seek a court ruling on term limits for the state’s executive branch. As Secretary of State, Maxfield is the state’s chief election officer. Maxfield filed the suit in his...
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Angell receives award

A judge once called him an “avenging angel” with a face like a “cherub,” but behind the badge Deputy Jeff Angell of the Big Horn County Sheriff’s department is a man with a big heart who truly cares about victims of violent crime. So much...
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Moving forward 10 years after 9/11

America lost her innocence 10 years ago this week. Perhaps we should have seen it coming – the horrific attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. There had been a series of other attacks by Islamic militants against embassies,...
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Medicine Wheel landmark gets new boundary

Medicine Wheel
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar this week announced the designation of 14 new national historic landmarks in 11 states and the District of Columbia that have played an integral role in the development of the country. “Each of these landmarks represents a chapter in...
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