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  • Hand counting ballots may restore public trust in elections, senator says

    Nathan Oster, Greybull Standard|Apr 11, 2024

    Via Wyoming News Exchange GREYBULL — Still stinging from a defeat in Park County, Sen. Dan Laursen, R-Powell, said last week that while he still prefers a hand count of votes cast in this year’s elections to electronic tabulating machines, he doesn’t feel he has the support to push for such a change in Big Horn County. At least for this election cycle. “I was hoping someone from over there might pursue it because I’d sure help them out — I just don’t want to be the lone ranger,” he said. In Park County, he was one of four Republicans who argued... Full story

  • Plaintiffs in TCT case intend to appeal

    Nathan Oster, Lovell Chronicle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Oct 27, 2022

    LOVELL —The plaintiffs who allege wrongdoing in the 2014 sale of Tri-County Telephone (TCT) say they are disappointed but by no means deterred by a recent district court judge’s ruling that went against them. “This case is not over and may have a long way to go,” said William (Bill) Loveland, a former TCT board member, who suggested in a statement that he and Barbara Campbell intend to appeal the ruling to the Wyoming Supreme Court. Loveland admitted that he and Campbell were disappointed by the ruling but that “as class represent...

  • Man played dead, lived to tell about grizzly bear attack

    Nathan Oster, Greybull Standard Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 14, 2022

    GREYBULL — He resides in Buffalo, N.Y., but the victim in last week's grizzly bear attack near Meeteetse may be more familiar with Wyoming’s high country than just about any other adventurer who hails from the Cowboy State. Barry Olson, a 1971 graduate of Greybull High School, has been coming back to Wyoming every summer for more years than he can count, spending four to seven weeks at a time in his personal quest to reach the top of every 13,000-foot peak in the state. He estimates there are “35 to 36” of them in all and Francs Peak, a 13,16...

  • School funding bill death shows House, Senate differences

    Nathan Oster, Greybull Standard Via Wyoming News Exchang|Apr 15, 2021

    GREYBULL — The demise of House Bill 173, which would have changed the way the state funds its school districts, served as a reminder of the deep philosophical differences between the two chambers in the state legislature, according to Rep. Jamie Flitner of Shell. Heading into the session which wrapped up last week, the House and Senate faced the same challenge. With the state facing a $300 million annual shortfall in education funding, lawmakers were tasked with figuring out a long-range solution. That they didn’t — and that the current funding... Full story

  • Greybull police officer arrested on federal charge

    Nathan Oster, Greybull Standard Via Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 17, 2018

    GREYBULL — A Greybull police officer was fired last week after he was arrested on a federal charge of possessing child pornography. Police Chief Bill Brenner said officers from the Division of Criminal Investigation arrested James Christopher Wynia when he showed up to start his shift on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Soon after, the GPD informed Wynia, via letter, of his termination. A Colorado native, Wynia joined the GPD in September of 2016. Prior to that, he had spent about a month as a police officer in Manderson. Brenner told town council members o...