October 19, 2017

Local Business Helps D.A.R.E. Program Succeed

Posted on June 29, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Wyoming

From left to right: Sheriff's Deputy Sandy Fitzpatrick, Sheriff Dave Hofmeier, and Fremont Toyota of Sheridan GM Jason Rainey (Photo Ron Richter ©)

Fremont Toyota of Sheridan for the past several years has donated a vehicle to the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. program. Fremont Toyota General Manager Jason Rainey said they are about eight months into the second three year lease with the Sheriff’s Office. Image: From left to right: Sheriff’s Deputy Sandy Fitzpatrick, Sheriff Dave Hofmeier, […]

Officers DARE to help kids say no

Posted on November 19, 2014 by in Hometown, Spotlight, Wyoming

Char Madden teaches DARE

Pine Bluffs Police Officer Char Madden teaches DARE to Pine Bluffs Elementary School sixth-grade students. From Pine Bluffs Post. Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) is taught only in Laramie County School District No. 2 in Wyoming. Laramie County Officer Kurt Wilson said the program can be expensive and the coordinator from Cheyenne is planning to retire. […]

School Safety Improvements A Statewide Priority

Posted on November 4, 2014 by in Hometown, School Safety, Wyoming

Office of Homeland Security Trainer Russell Clark and Deputy Director Larry Majerus

Office of Homeland Security Trainer Russell Clark and Deputy Director Larry Majerus at a Screening People Through Observational techniques (SPOT) training in Cheyenne, Wyo. Credit: Aaron Schrank. From Wyoming Public Media. After the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, schools nationwide increased focus on security. Hundreds of school safety bills were proposed […]

Denver coroner: Man fell to death after eating marijuana cookies

Posted on September 28, 2014 by in Colorado, Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, Wyoming

Levy Thamba

Levy Thamba was a student at Northwest College in Powell, Wyo., who was also known as Levi Thamba Pongi. (Via Facebook). Originally published on The Denver Post on April 2, 2014. A college student visiting Denver jumped to his death from a hotel balcony after eating marijuana-infused cookies, according to a coroner’s report that marks the first […]

School Safety Training Beginning Soon

Posted on September 14, 2014 by in Hometown, School Safety, Wyoming

School Buses

From KGWN-TV. Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) – School shooting can happen anywhere, but Wyoming is working to protect and train schools from these tragedies. “The schools are doing a pretty good job of recognizing the need to make some changes and they’re working on those,” said Bill Morse, emergency preparedness specialist from the Office of Homeland Security. […]

Molly Creagar, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Alumna – Wyoming

Posted on August 11, 2014 by in Hometown, Wyoming, Youth Advocacy Board Alumni

Molly Creagar, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Alumna - Wyoming

Molly is currently a junior at Torrington High School. She plays French Horn in the school’s band and enjoys painting and reading in her spare time. Molly is an active member of Student Council and her favorite subject in school is math; she hopes to pursue statistics or engineering in college.

Pine Bluffs Elementary D.A.R.E. Graduates Entertained by D.A.R.E. Instructor

Posted on June 28, 2013 by in Hometown, News, Wyoming

D.A.R.E. Instructor Deputy Raymond Nelson, with the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office,  entertained the D.A.R.E. Graduates from the Pine Bluffs Elementary in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, by playing a medley of tunes on the Bagpipes.  Deputy Nelson, a native of Scotland, and the Pipe Sergeant with the  Laramie County Sheriff’s Office Pipes and Drums, has over the […]

Police Teach D.A.R.E. Program to KOTA Territory Students

Posted on April 20, 2013 by in Hometown, News, Wyoming

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www.kotanow.com – April 2013 (TORRINGTON, WY) – Elementary school students from one KOTA Territory community learn how to make the right decisions, with the help of local law enforcement. Since 1986, the Torrington Police Department has been teaching the D. A. R. E. program to local students. D. A. R. E. stands for Drug Abuse […]