Thursday, March 17
The Sublette County Sheriff's Office announced K9 Wojtek retired last week following nine years of service between the sheriff's office and the State of Wyoming. The Sublette Examiner reports that Wojtek performed protective security sweeps for dignitaries, including the governor, members of Congress, U.S. Cabinet members, former U.S. presidents and other bureaucrats. He will now live out his retirement with Det. Travis Lanning.
The Gillette News Record writes a group of locals rescued 45 cats that were abandoned in a trailer by their owners in mid-January. The group found new homes for 30 of them and the local animal shelter took in the rest.
A University of Wyoming student earned a national title in Nordic skiing last week in Lake Placid, New York. According to a UW press release, John Henry Paluszek is the overall individual points leader in the Rocky Mountain Conference. This helped the Cowboys move into third place at the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association's Collegiate National Championships.
According to Oil City News, a new documentary tells the story of a Casper ultramarathoner as he competed in the "Grand Slam," a series of four of the oldest 100-mile foot races in the United States. "CHASING 400: The Grand Slam of Ultrarunning" contains footage from the races themselves as well as interviews from before and after each race and the experiences of the race support crews. It premieres March 19 in Casper and online.