CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission plans to ask the public if the formula used to determine resident and nonresident elk hunting tags should change. The request to consider a change comes from outfitters. Wyoming's outfitters say elk numbers have exploded in the last 30 years and they should have more nonresident tags. But resident hunters say the system works, and the commission should simply leave it alone.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Gov. Matt Mead has appointed a new Circuit Judge for the Second Judicial District in Carbon County. Susan Stipe will replace Judge Jane Eakin, who is retiring next February. Stipe is currently an assistant district attorney in the Laramie County District Attorney's Office. She received both her bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Wyoming.
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) - A family of a Colorado man who was shot and killed by two Rawlins police officers has filed a lawsuit against the city. The Rawlins Times reports John Veach of Fort Collins, Colorado was shot and killed by Sgt. Jared Frakes and Officer Joe Balestrieri on Dec. 30, 2015 in the parking lot of a gas station. Uinta County Attorney Loretta Howieson Gerrard ruled that the shooting was justified last year.
CODY, Wyo. (AP) - Dusty Tuckness of Wyoming has been named PRCA Bullfighter of the Year for the eighth straight year. The announcement was made recently in Las Vegas at the National Finals Rodeo championships. Tuckness says not every rodeo athlete thanks him each time he saves them from possible injury, but he knows they appreciate what he does since he keeps winning the Bullfighter of the Year vote.
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