Wyoming Headlines

By: AP
By: AP

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of robbing a Casper bank last week is a homeless heroin user convicted of robbing a Utah bank in 2003. The details were disclosed during a federal court hearing yesterday for James Pearson Thain. The Casper Star-Tribune reports a chief magistrate ruled the 37-year-old shouldn't be released while his current case is pending.

BURLINGTON, Colo. (AP) — The Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association has signed a deal to buy power from a proposed wind farm on Colorado's Eastern Plains. The Westminster, Colo.-based association says it will buy the entire output of the 150-megawatt Carousel Wind Farm near Burlington over the next 25 years. Tri-State provides power to 44 rural cooperatives in Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming and New Mexico.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The author of a book about Matthew Shepard says the gay University of Wyoming student was killed over methamphetamines. The Laramie Boomerang reports journalist Stephen Jimenez said last night during a forum in Laramie that drugs was the main motive behind Shepard's killing. Jimenez, who is gay, says criticism of his book is the result of "liberal orthodoxy."

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming residents are being asked for their thoughts on state education standards. The Wyoming Department of Education website is allowing comments and suggestions for its proposed standards in science, social studies, physical education, career and vocation education. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports officials will accept comment until the end of February.

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