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Jul 13, 2017 - From wire reports

Teen killed in Cheyenne fight

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Police in Cheyenne are investigating the stabbing death of an 18-year-old Wyoming man that occurred during a fight.

Police say Ian Dangler of Cheyenne died in the fight involving two other men about 11 p.m. Wednesday.

They say 20-year-old Vincent Ramirez and 18-year-old Camilo Olivas also received knife wounds and were treated and released from Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

Shots were fired at the location as well, but no one was struck by bullets.

Police say they have detained Ramirez as they continue investigating.

No other information was immediately available.

Drilling plan draws critics

JACKSON (AP) -- An energy company is proposing to drill up to 3,500 natural gas wells on 220 square miles (570 square kilometers) of Bureau of Land Management property in southwest Wyoming.

The proposed project by Jonah Energy would be adjacent to the already developed Pinedale Anticline and Jonah fields.

The project must navigate the lengthy federal environmental review before it adds to the activity.

Though the proposal remains tentative it is already a cause of worry for conservationists.

Linda Baker of the Upper Green River Alliance says drilling in the Anticline and Jonah fields has already taken a toll by disturbing the sensitive ecology of sagebrush steppe ecosystem and polluting the air that people breathe.

Man faces rape charges from '70s

JACKSON (AP) -- A convicted rapist from Wyoming faces trial this fall for sexual assaults reported in Jackson in 1974 and 1975.

Teton County prosecutors want the judge to allow jurors to hear that when 66-year-old Donald Kenneth Pack Jr. confessed to the Jackson rapes, he confessed to other rapes. Charges have not been filed in the other cases.

The evidence needed to tie Pack to the Jackson sexual assaults wasn't tested until 2015.

Pack faces trial in October after pleading not guilty to rape, attempted rape and two burglary counts.

Frontier Days gets younger helpers

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Chairwoman of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Indians Committee and head of the Recognize, Retain and Recruit Subcommittee Andrea Allen says the majority of Cheyenne Frontier Days' 2,900 volunteers are older than 40.

The Recognize, Retain and Recruit Subcommittee started the Youth Volunteer Program this year in an effort to bring in new, younger volunteers from ages 14-18 for the Old West festival.
 

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