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Alcohol, tobacco use high among Wyoming youth

RIVERTON (WNE) — A survey by U.S. Drug Test Centers physician and CEO Jonathan Baktari indicates that young people in Wyoming use less marijuana – but drink more alcohol – than people ages 25 and younger in most other states.

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Cycling program allows nursing home residents to experience the world

JACKSON — The sun shining and the air crisp, Mike Welch turned his trishaw onto the bike path near the West Jackson post office.

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Use of pack goats on back country trips increases

POWELL — Ice- and mud-covered roads certainly weren’t going to get between Desarae Starck and her limited quota tag for a bull elk deep in the Bighorn Mountains. She was set on hiking into the woods with husband Justin — about 5 miles from any sign of civilization.

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Cheyenne man breaks state record with 1,491-pound pumpkin

CHEYENNE – The pumpkins Andy Corbin grows at his home in east Cheyenne are so big and so heavy that he needs a handmade tripod to move them.

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NEWS BRIEFS for Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

Stories from across the Cowboy State by Wyoming News Exchange member papers

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South Dakota youth charged in Upton teen’s death

SUNDANCE — Seventeen-year-old Michael Campbell of Sturgis, South Dakota, appeared in court in Meade County, South Dakota, last week charged with murder in the second degree after a body was discovered in his home that was believed to be that of missing Upton resident Shayna Ritthaler.

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Legislator asked to join coroner’s inquest in Riverton shooting

RIVERTON — Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen has asked State Rep. Andrea Clifford, D-Ethete, to be a jury member at coming coroner's inquest.

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Counties want more leverage in mineral tax collection

GILLETTE — Officials from Campbell and Johnson counties say they need more help when it comes to collecting unpaid mineral production taxes.

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Records for deputy involved in November shooting denied

LARAMIE — Albany County District Court Judge Tori Kricken ruled Tuesday that the personnel records of Derek Colling, the sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot a Laramie man in November, cannot be subpoenaed as evidence by a defense attorney in a local felony prosecution.

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Century-old fire helmet returned to Laramie Fire Department

“This helmet looks like it’s likely from the early 1900s, so it could mean anything really,” Laramie Fire Department Chief Dan Johnson said, accepting the helmet. “It could be the firefighter’s engine number or a company. I can’t be sure without more research.”

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