Wyoming Digest

Oct 10, 2017 From wire reports

Horses euthanized at college

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Two horses at a Wyoming community college have been euthanized because of an unidentified illness.

The horses at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne had private owners.

LCCC equine studies instructor Lanae McDonald says the owners agreed with the decision to euthanize them.

McDonald said the horses were euthanized earlier this month and veterinarians are trying to determine what illness inflicted the horses. She hopes for results by mid-November.

McDonald says one of the horses was 12 years old and the other 20. Both had high fevers and had stopped eating, drinking or moving around much.

Teacher says he didn't write Trump into quiz

JACKSON HOLE (AP) -- A Wyoming high school teacher says she did not write the multiple-choice quiz that included "shooting at Trump" as an answer.

Jackson Hole High School English teacher Carin Aufderheide said "While I did not write the quiz questions and answers, it was my responsibility to proofread it; had I done so I can assure you I would not have distributed the quiz without first changing the offensive answer."

Teton County School District No. 1, which previously confirmed the quiz was administered Thursday in Aufderheide's sophomore English class, will not say who wrote it.

Man pleads no contest in radio host's death

CASPER (AP) -- A Wyoming man has pleaded no contest to a charge of negligent homicide in a motorcycle crash that killed a morning radio host in Montana a year ago.

A change of plea order filed Wednesday says William Michael Spicer, of Casper, entered a no contest plea to the felony negligent homicide charge and a guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of daytime speeding in the crash that killed KTWO adio host Brian Scott Gamroth.

Spicer's sentencing is set for Nov. 13.

Early snowstorm closes I-80

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Snow blanketed much of southeast Wyoming and closed a 150-mile stretch of Interstate 80 for about nine hours.

The storm struck late Sunday and into Monday morning, leaving behind hazardous road conditions and slumping tree branches.

Cheyenne received about 6 inches of snow. Other snowfall reports included 9.8 inches in rural Laramie County, 8.9 inches in Albany County, 8.5 inches in Converse County and 8 inches in Carbon County.

The snow caused slick road conditions, especially along the I-80 corridor.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation closed I-80 from Cheyenne to Rawlins from about 1 a.m. to about 10:30 a.m. Monday because of slick conditions.

The snow was followed by cold temperatures. Laramie was forecast to dip to 5 degrees Monday night, and Cheyenne was expecting a low of 17 degrees.