Jun 7, 2013 The Associated Press

Woman air lifted after fall

LARAMIE --A woman who fell at the Vedauwoo climbing area was air lifted to a hospital Thursday.

Albany County Undersheriff Robert DeBree said the woman fell about 5 feet and suffered head trauma. He said she was unconscious for about 10 minutes.

The woman was carried out by rescuers and taken by ambulance to a Life Flight helicopter near the entrance to Vedauwoo. It wasn't clear which hospital she was taken to and firefighters said they couldn't release details of her condition.

The woman is in her 20s but her name wasn't released.

Horse group pushes for bait traps

RAWLINS --Some wild horse advocates want the Bureau of Land Management to use bait traps instead of helicopters to gather wild horses in southern Wyoming this summer.

Bait trapping involves setting pens around a water source and capturing horses when they come to drink.

At a public hearing Thursday in Rawlins, BLM wild horse specialist Ben Smith said the practice is cheaper but it takes longer to gather horses. BLM spokeswoman Serena Baker also said bait trapping doesn't work well in large horse areas such as the 1.6 million acres the BLM manages in southern Wyoming.

Wyoming Farm Bureau supports using helicopters to gather horses.

Lawmakers seek to modify early ed

CASPER --Members of two interim legislative committees have agreed to consider new funding sources for early childhood education programs in Wyoming.

The Joint Education Committee and the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Committee agreed to propose legislation that would create a matching county endowment and a private-public partnership for early childhood programs.

During their meeting Tuesday in Casper, the committees decided to study how to improve early childhood education program coordination across the state.

Currently, early education efforts are distributed among the Department of Family Services, the Department of Health, the Department of Education and the Department of Workforce Services.

Two arrested in large disturbance

CHEYENNE --Cheyenne police say officers have arrested two people after a disturbance involving 17 people, including members of two motorcycle clubs.

The disturbance happened Wednesday, a few blocks from Holliday Park. Police said Thursday that one person was taken to a hospital with injuries from the altercation night before going to jail.

Police say 53-year-old David Burleski, of Cheyenne, was arrested on a fighting charge and 53-year-old Timothy Hougardy, of Cheyenne, was arrested on a concealed weapon charge for allegedly having an illegal knife.

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