Michael Eugene Pipher. Photo courtesy of Carbon County Sheriff’s Office.

Hanna man changes plea in child exploitation case

The Hanna man charged with three felonies of receiving and possessing child pornography has reversed his plea.

Michael Eugene Pipher previously pleaded not guilty to the charges. His case was set to go to a jury trial yesterday.

The plea change means Pipher will remain free on bond until his sentencing in February.

Cali O’Hare has the latest in this story.

Click here to view Michael Pipher’s Change of Plea that was filed with the US District Court in Wyoming


Photo credit Jeffrey Beall.

Suspect identified in Virginian Hotel rampage

The man who went on a rampage at the Virginian Hotel in Medicine Bow, assaulting people and destroying property, has been identified.

Utah resident Joshua Snow is facing two felony charges and three misdemeanors. Emma Diercks has the latest on this story.



Body found near Highway 70

A 52-year-old Texas man who told authorities that he had survived a car crash on Highway 70 last Monday was found dead the next day a mile and a half from his vehicle.

According to a release from the Carbon County Sheriff’s Department, Gerry Slusher spoke with a deputy by phone and said that after walking away from his vehicle that had caught on fire, he had become lost.

Search and rescue members from Baggs and Savery located the victim’s vehicle near County Roads 502 and 752. Slusher’s body was found Tuesday morning in a deep ravine. The coroner’s office determined that the death was the result of exposure to the elements. A toxicology report is pending.


A rotary snow blower similar to the one the City of Rawlins hopes to lease. Photo courtesy of Kodiak America.

Reinforcements may be in the works for Rawlins snow crews

Snow removal efforts in Rawlins could see a big boost. During tonight’s city council meeting, staff will seek approval for a lease agreement on a rotary snow blower. The unit moves snow at a rate of 3,000 to 11,000 tons per hour. Cali O’Hare reports.



Commissioners continue ski hill talks

The Carbon County Commissioners are set to continue a discussion today on an amendment to the declaration of covenants for Green Mountain, which Brush Creek Ranch plans to turn into a ski hill.

The conversation will be directed around a timeline for Brush Creek Ranch to file for a zone change to continue its development. Emma Diercks has the latest.



Photo: Joey Saverine/Bigfoot 99.

Sports: Wyoming bowl projections take shape

Now that the regular season has come to a close for the University of Wyoming football team, the postseason projections and awards are starting to take shape and the Pokes are a big part of the conversation. Joey Saverine has the details.


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