CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming state and tribal officials are working to ensure Native Americans are accurately counted in the 2020 Census. The Casper Star-Tribune reported advocates and officials are consulting with tribal leaders and planning an advertising campaign to attract attention to the U.S. Census Bureau’s canvassing efforts. Officials say they hope the outreach leads to a more accurate count of Native American residents in Wyoming, who are believed to have been under-counted in the past.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The National Park Service reviewing a proposal from a wireless network company that wants to install Wi-Fi in the developed areas of Yellowstone National Park. AccessParks has proposed upgrading internet infrastructure all over the park within buildings managed by another company that operates several of Yellowstone’s historic hotels. The plan doesn’t call for any new towers or getting internet service into backcountry areas.
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — A 21-year-old woman has pleaded not guilty to two counts of manslaughter in the stabbing death of a man in Fremont County last month. Rachelle Lynch entered the pleas last week in Fremont County District Court before Judge Marvin Tyler. Public defender Jonathan Gerard says the victim was the aggressor in the confrontation.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities have not determined the cause of a July fire that caused irreparable harm to a more than century-old Wyoming log cabin. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported Friday that multiple local agencies have been conducting a joint investigation into the fire at the downtown Jackson cafe. Police say investigators cannot determine if the fire was caused by humans or otherwise based on physical evidence. Authorities say a key witness won’t speak with police causing the case to remain active.