Dispatch: Woman arrested after allegedly taking cat; Powell man charged with stalking

(Park County, Wyo.) – Here is the Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, recap of law enforcement activity in the Cody area. All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.

Cody Police Department


Lindsy Dawe, Cody, 31, Arrested for Warrant.

Jack Carr, Powell, 36, Arrested for Stalking and Breach of Peace. At 8:55 p.m. on Saturday, a caller on 12th Street reported that someone who had been trespassed from her home was now sending harassing messages. Carr was subsequently arrested.

Local firefighter remembered a year after his death

Today marks the one year anniversary of the death of volunteer firefighter Bruce Ellyson. Ellyson died from injuries sustained in a tragic hunting accident.

According to his obituary published last November, the 39-year-old was a journeyman electrician but his true love was as a volunteer fireman with Park County Fire District 2.

This morning, a fellow firefighter got on the radio and asked the department and other agencies to take a moment to remember Bruce and contributions not only to the fire district but to the community as well.

Wyoming loses Brandon Carlisle, punk rock drummer for Teenage Bottlerocket

(Wyoming) — Wyoming’s punk rock scene has suffered a heavy loss, as Teenage Bottlerocket drummer Brandon Carlisle passed away after being found in a coma early this week.

Carlisle was a mainstay of the Wyoming punk scene for over a decade and lived part of his life in Casper and Laramie. Carlisle was found in a coma early this week and put on life support.

A Gofundme page set up by bandmates raised over $35,000 for medical costs, with contributions from around 970 people over two days.

Colorado State keeps The Boot; Defeated Wyoming 26-7 Saturday afternoon

LARAMIE, Wyo. – Colorado State scored three touchdowns and one field goal on the first four times they touched the ball Saturday at War Memorial Stadium and won the battle for the Bronze Boot for the third consecutive year 26-7 in front of 18,682. The Rams (4-5 and 2-3 in the MW) scored 17 first quarter points and broke the game open early. Wyoming (1-9, 1-4 in the MW) had a another sub-par offensive game. The Pokes’ avoided a shutout with a late touchdown with only 2:25 left in the game on a four-yard run by Brian Hill.

UW designated as Bicycle Friendly University

It’s no secret that Wyoming is known for its outdoor recreation, and statewide there have been recent efforts to improve the way people get around in their own communities. And now, the University of Wyoming has joined the club: the League of American Bicyclists has recognized UW as a Bicycle Friendly University.

UW received the league’s bronze award to join more than 100 colleges and universities in 42 states that have “transformed their campuses and the communities around them.”

High School Football Championships set; Several upsets marked Semi-Final games

The Wyoming High School Football Finals have been set.

Following Friday’s night’s action, here are the teams to battle for the state championship in their respective divisions this Friday and Saturday at War Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University of Wyoming.

Class 4A – Sheridan vs. Gillette – 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14

Class 3A- Star Valley vs. Green River – 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13

Class 2A – Wheatland vs. Glenrock – 12 Noon, Friday, Nov. 13

Class 1A-11 Man: Upton-Sundance vs. Tongue River – 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14

UW Researchers Advance Understanding of Mountain Watersheds

University of Wyoming geoscientists have discovered that the underground water-holding capacity of mountain watersheds may be controlled by stresses in the earth’s crust. The results, which may have important ramifications for understanding streamflow and aquifer systems in upland watersheds, appears Oct. 30 in Science, one of the world’s leading scientific journals.

UW Presidential Search has moved to the next stage; Semifinalists determined

The search for a new University of Wyoming president has moved to the next stage, as the first committee involved in the search has approved a list of semifinalists to advance to the second search committee.

The first committee completed its work in a full-day meeting today (Friday). The second committee is scheduled to begin considering the list of semifinalists Thursday, Nov. 12.

The meetings are closed to the public, consistent with the UW Board of Trustees’ plan to keep the names of candidates confidential until the list of finalists is released.

Events happening in Cody Saturday

(Cody, Wyo.) – Check out #whatshappening in and around the Bighorn Basin Saturday, November 7. Have an event you’d like shared? Click here, and we’ll add it.

Saturday, November 7

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Cody Cupboard is hosting a food drive at the Cody Auditorium at 1240 Beck Ave. Volunteers will be canvassing neighborhoods this morning. Cody Cupboard is in need of nonperishable, non-expired food items. Toiletries and monetary donations are also greatly appreciated.

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – On Saturday, Nov. 7 from 8 am to 12 pm, West Park Hospital is hosting the Cirque Du Health Fair! Learn more here. 

Wyoming’s congressional delegation upset with Keystone Pipeline rejection

In what many consider a blow to the energy industry, President Barack Obama announced that his administration would block the Canada to Mexico Keystone XL Pipeline. While the pipeline would not have come through Wyoming, it could potentially have played a role in more quickly moving Wyoming-drilled crude elsewhere.

The rejection of the pipeline was a long-time coming, with most votes on the matter falling along party lines. The President’s decision, and Wyoming’s representatives’ statements, are no exception.

Wyoming’s congressional delegation is not happy with the administration’s announcement.

Dispatch: Theft of a PS3 and prescription medications; Suspicious vehicle; Harassment of co-worker; Tree damages shed

(Cody Police Department) – Here is the Thursday, November 5 recap of law enforcement activity in the Cody area. All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.


None at this time.

Total 911 calls – 0


None at this time.

Total 911 calls – 0

At 12:17 a.m. an officer initiated activity at 19th St. ITA #15-123. Completed.

At 1:19 a.m. an officer initiated activity at Sheridan Ave. Foot. Completed.

At 2:05 a.m. an officer initiated activity at 19TH St. ITA #15-123. Completed.

Game & Fish catch poachers at Wyoming-Idaho border with decoy deer

(Jackson, Wyo.) – Wyoming Game and Fish law enforcement officers from the Jackson Region recently conducted a deer decoy operation on the west side of the Teton Range, near the Wyoming-Idaho border, in an effort to reduce the number of hunting violations occurring there.

Game and Fish officials have received several complaints of illegal deer hunting taking place in the area. The buck mule deer decoy was set up on the morning of October 10 and again on the evening of October 16 in deer Hunt Area 149, which had closed to Wyoming deer hunting on October 7.

Weekend Events happening around the Bighorn Basin

(Bighorn Basin, Wyo.) – Check out #whatshappening in and around the Bighorn Basin this weekend. Have an event you’d like shared? Click here, and we’ll add it.

Friday, November 6

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Cody-based band Rude Diary will be a regular act on the Friday night music scene in Cody throughout the winter, giving locals some tunes to enjoy long after the summer/fall rush has passed. They’ll be playing Friday, Nov. 6 starting at 6:00 p.m. Learn more here. 

Greybull man earns top honors in ag photo contest

A Greybull man’s photo of cows gathered under a bare tree and silhouetted beneath clouds tinted gold, purple, pink and orange by the morning sun won the Wyoming Business Council Agribusiness Division’s eighth annual Ag Photo Contest.

Todd Werbelow’s piece, titled “Morning Cows,” fetched the $300 grand prize and will be featured in a desktop calendar along with 11 other images captured by photographers around the state. Check out the complete calendar here.

A different dramatic silhouette, this of the sun glimmering between two cowboys riding high on a hill, earned Douglas’ Helaina True a first place nod in the youth division. True won $100 in prize money.

Sergeant 1st Class Matthew Bessler ‘disgusted’ by Sheriff Steward’s statement

(Powell, Wyo.) – The investigation of what exactly occurred Saturday, Oct. 10 at around 12 p.m. near the intersection of Lane 9 and Road 5 just northeast of Powell is now over. Late Thursday night, the Park County Sheriff’s Office released a statement announcing there will be no charges in the shooting of combat K9 Michael.

Read the full report here.

We spoke with Sergeant 1st Class Matthew Bessler of Powell this morning, and he gave us his reaction to the Sheriff Steward’s Statement.

BREAKING: Sheriff announces there will be no charges in shooting of combat K9 Michael

POWELL – The Park County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday evening. They also released this Final Case Summary.

The investigation into the shooting of a retired military service dog on October 10, 2015 in rural Park County has been completed with no charges being filed. The dog, named Michael belonged to Matthew Bessler, age 43 of Powell. Michael was shot and killed after he attacked a local resident who was bicycling past Mr. Bessler’s residence.