Park Ranger Janet Wilts with her search dog Chaco get ready to board Teton Interagency helicopter during Cornyn search and rescue mission, July 22, 2014. Photo credit:  Andrew White, NPS  (Photo by Andrew White, NPS)

Overdue hiker found dead in Grand Teton National Park Tuesday

(Moose, Wyo.) — The body of an overdue hiker was discovered at approximately 2:30 p.m. today, July 22, near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, California did not have a pulse when one of several search teams found him lying below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. He was pronounced dead on scene at 2:53 p.m. by park EMTs in consultation with the park’s medical director, Dr. A.J. Wheeler.

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Dubois Volunteers win Wild Bison License tag from Governor’s allotment

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – The Dubois Volunteers, Inc., won a lottery as one of five Wyoming non-profits to receive a Governor’s Wild Bison License tag. These organizations can sell the tags to benefit their specific missions. The tags are administered by Wyoming Wildlife – the Foundation, which supports many other wildlife conservation groups throughout the state.

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A simple assist from a State Trooper led to a not so simple felony arrest

(Casper, Wyo.) – An initial motorist assist on July 13th ended with a felony charge when a Wyoming State Trooper responded to mile post 210 on Interstate 25 at 8:37 a.m. north of Casper. A 2005 Buick Rendezvous was parked on an exit ramp and appeared to be in need of assistance. The responding trooper was suspicious he was being given false information as to who the driver on scene actually was while speaking with the occupants. Through the investigation, the trooper was able to ascertain 35 year-old Kendrick L. Murray’s true identity.

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Conference writers tab Pokes to finish 4th in MW Mountain Division this fall

(Las Vegas, Nev.) – The Mountain West Conference announced its preseason team polls Tuesday and the University of Wyoming was picked to finish fourth in the Mountain Division of the MW in the poll of conference media members. Wyoming totaled 90 points in the voting, trailing Boise State (183), Utah State (176) and Colorado State with 135.  New Mexico (56) was selected to finish fifth in the Mountain Division and Air Force was picked sixth (53).