CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming mayor was required to pay back more than half of a grant given to a city to help develop inventive ideas tackling issues in the community. Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Friday that Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge awarded the city of Cheyenne $100,000 in 2018, but only $44,000 was used.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a juvenile was arrested for allegedly falsely reporting a threat that led to extra security measures at three Wyoming schools. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that authorities said the juvenile admitted to telling the Safe2Tell program Friday that there was an armed suspicious person on the campus of Natrona County High School in Casper. Students at the high school sheltered in their locked classrooms as police swept the building with long guns drawn because of the tip.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A U.S. Bureau of Land Management proposal published Friday would make it easier for mining companies to request lower government royalty rates for certain minerals, an idea backed by supporters of an industry that supplies much of the world's baking soda. The proposal would reduce paperwork for miners who ask the BLM to lower rates for the right to mine federally owned, non-fossil-fuel minerals including trona, phosphate, potash, potassium and sulfur.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming officials say a Cheyenne man has grown a pumpkin that weighs in at 1,491 pounds (676 kilograms), a new state record. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that Andy Corbin grew the gourd in his backyard.