Man charged after woman run over, dragged by vehicle

DOUGLAS (WNE) — A Casper man was charged July 26 with aggravated assault, driving while under the influence, possession of marijuana, driving under suspension and duty to stop a vehicle where there is death or personal injury.

Frederick Stump, 34, was stopped by Glenrock police on US 18/20, after a report of a female that had been run over and dragged by a vehicle at the Bixby Fishing Access on Tank Farm Road. The suspected vehicle had left the scene, according to police affidavit.

The victim was taken by Life Flight to Wyoming Medical Center, was in and out of consciousness and had visual injuries to her stomach, arms and legs, with unknown internal injuries. The victim had bruising and lacerations on her right elbow where she stated her arm was stuck in the door, was drug alongside the vehicle and then run over by the rear tire, according to the affidavit.

Witnesses and the victim were able to give a vehicle description and to identify the occupants of the vehicle, the driver Stump and Mike and Brett Krohn.  The Ford Explorer was stopped with Stump alone in the vehicle. Police said they smelled a strong odor of alcohol, according to the affidavit.


Cheyenne looks to add e-smoking to smoking ban

CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Cheyenne City Council voted to establish a public smoking ban in 2006. Soon, the council could set its sights on electronic smoking devices.

The council’s Public Services Committee on Tuesday voted 2-0 to recommend an ordinance amendment that would add electronic smoking devices to the list of banned smoking instruments in public places that already includes cigars, cigarettes, pipes, hookahs and water pipes.

The full council is expected to consider the measure during its Monday meeting.

The proposed amendment defines an electronic smoking device as “any device that can be used to deliver aerosolized or vaporized nicotine to the person inhaling from the device, including, but not limited to, an e-cigarette, e-cigar, e-pipe, vape pen or e-hookah.”

“When the original nonsmoking ordinance was put into effect 13 years ago, vaping and e-cigarettes did not exist,” said Councilman Jeff White, who is sponsoring the amendment measure. “This is an attempt to update the ordinance to include that.”


Two wind projects win county permit approval

RAWLINS – Two Rivers Wind LLC and Lucky Star LLC, two proposed wind energy projects set to erect turbines between Carbon and Albany counties, gained on Tuesday during a Carbon County Commission meeting approval of permitting applications.

Thirty eight percent of the project will be done in Carbon County, and the rest will be done in Albany County. It will impact about 11 miles in Carbon County.

According to Bill Nation, the road and bridge superintendent, there are three county roads identified that will be affected. This includes county roads 1, 294 and 262.  According to BluEarth Renewables, the projects’ parent comany, “Two Rivers Wind Project is located north of Highway 30 and Medicine Bow with up to 77 total wind turbines on Two Rivers Ranch and Medicine Bow River Ranch. Construction will begin in 2021 and be operating in late 2021. There will be approximately 170 construction jobs and up to 10 permanent jobs during operations and maintenance.”

Lucky Star, meanwhile, is located south of Higway 30 and Medicine Bow.

“This 500 MW project will have up to 200 turbines on Medicine Bow River Ranch, True Ranches and Lookout Ranch,” according to BlueEarth Renewables. “This 500 MW project will have up to 200 turbines on Medicine Bow River Ranch, True Ranches and Lookout Ranch.


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