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Sunday, October 21, 2012 Volume 6 Issue 8 Proud Member of the Associated Press Speer Charged in Cody Oct 8 Abduction Rhonda Zeller (TBC) Amanda Smith (TBC) Jesse Paul Speer, 39, of Manhattan, Montana was arrested in Belgrade, Montana without incident, on the evening of October 13, 2012. Speer was booked into the Gallatin County Detention Center in Bozeman, Montana at 11:15 p.m., where he was held on a State of Wyoming hold, with an initial $2 million bond set. At the time of his arrest, he was held on a Park County, Wyoming warrant for Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault and Felony Use of a Firearm. On October 15, 2012 Speer had an initial hearing and waived his right to extradition. Authorities transported Speer back to Cody, Wyoming on October 17, 2012 at approximately 3:42 p.m. Speer is currently being held in the Park County Detention Center located in Cody, Wyoming. An arraignment hearing was held on the morning of October 19, 2012 where Speer was advised of the charges against him from Park County Officials. Speer is facing one count of kidnapping, one count of aggravated assault and battery (threat of a drawn deadly weapon) and one count of use of a firearm while committing a felony. Honorable Bruce B. Waters, Judge, of the Circuit Court of the 5th Judicial District set Speer’s bond at $2 million, cash only. Jesse Speer, requested a public defender at his October 19, 2012 arraignment hearing, in turn his request was granted. Travis Smith, Park County Public Defender was assigned to represent Speer in future proceedings. A preliminary hearing is set for October 26, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. in Park County Circuit Court. At this hearing it will be decided if his felony charges will be bound over to District Court. On Monday, October 8 an amber alert was issued by Cody, Wyoming Police for an abduction of an 11 year old girl. Reports stated that the suspect lured the girl to his vehicle asking for help in finding his puppy, and then brandished a pistol at her. She was later that same evening, found by hunters near Carter Mountain Pass and transported to an area hospital. Reports indicated that the girl was released by the suspect not un-harmed. The Cody PD along with the FBI, Wyoming DCI and Yellowstone Park authorities were able to get the license plate number of the alleged vehicle associated in the kidnapping. Cody PD Chief of Police Perry Rockvam stated that authorities were able to place the abductor's vehicle in the Cody area around the time of the abduction, via video cameras from several businesses. "This process took all involved agencies numerous hours to get the clip we were looking for," Rockvam said. At the press hearing on October 15, 2012 Cody Mayor, Nancy Tia Brown stated "This is a huge relief for all of us that this was resolved so quickly." Charges Filed in July 8th Glenrock Sexual Assault Case Rhonda Zeller (TBC) Michael Dale Iseli, 55, was arrested on September 24, 2012 in Casper, Wyoming. Glenrock Police Department successfully arrested Iseli, with the assistance of Casper Police Department. Iseli was transferred to the Converse County Detention Center on the day of his September 24 arrest, where he is currently being held on a $250,000 cash bond. Court documents show that Iseli is facing nine felony charges to include; one count of Kidnapping (not less than 30 years to life imprisonment,) four counts of First Degree Sexual Assault (not less than 15 years imprisonment,) one count of Aggravated Assault (up to 20 years imprisonment,) one count of Burglary (not less than 5 years imprisonment,) one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm (not more than 2 years imprisonment,) and one count of Habitual Criminal (punishable by imprisonment for life.) All of these charges stem from the incident that took place at the Glenrock residence of an elderly woman between July 7, 2012 and the early morning hours of July 8, 2012. At approximately 2:30am on July 8, 2012 Glenrock PD received a call that a masked as- BOB MOEN,Associated Press sailant had sexually assaulted the woman in her home. Later that morning, Officer Felton of the Glenrock PD found a homemade ski mask in the vicinity of where the assault occurred. Court documents show that the mask along with a SANE kit for the victim was sent to the Wyoming State Crime Lab where it was tested for DNA. According to court documents, the DNA testing results brought forth the factual information that Glenrock PD needed to apprehend Iseli. According to court documents, Iseli was employed by a Casper Wyoming painting company at the time of his arrest. Court documents state that Iseli had painted rooms in the victim’s home earlier in 2012, while he was employed by a painting contractor out of Casper. On September 27, 2012 Michael Iseli had his Initial Bond Hearing, where at that time Converse County Circuit Court Judge Vincent Case set Iseli’s preliminary hearing for October 5, 2012. Michael Iseli requested court appointed counsel, after Iseli completed an Affidavit of Indigency and Order for Court Appointed Counsel, Judge Case approved the order. Converse County Public CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming just completed its third driest year in 118 years and saw its driest March through September period ever, the National Weather Service said Thursday. Wyoming averaged 8.77 inches of snow and rain in the most recent measurement year, which ran from October 2010 to September. Defender William Disney is representing Iseli. On October 2, 2012 Michael Iseli, represented by Disney, waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Disney filed a Defendants Demand for Discovery, Demand for Speedy Trial and Demand for Disclosure of Evidence on October 8, 2012 regarding the case, in Converse County District Court. Michael Dale Iseli has an extensive criminal history from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. The Bird Central Wyoming News does not release the names of victims in the case of a sexual assault. Glenrock Candidates Hold Meet and Greet for Public Misty Pritchard (TBC) The Glenrock Senior Center hosted the 2012 Candidates Meet and Greet along with State Farm Insurance on Thursday night October 18th. The public strolled in with smiles and shaking hands as the Candidates introduced themselves. Tables and chairs where set up, along with a buffet of food. Friendly conversation spread through the room as the Candidates prepared their speeches. As dinner was wrapping up, the Candidates got up one at a time and answered questions from those who attended the meet and greet. The public was invited to ask to questions as Candidates passed around the microphone. Converse County Commissioner, Rick Grant attended the event, along with State Senator Jim Anderson and State Representative Richard Cannady. Representing Converse County School District #2, Jim Williams, Vicki Widiker and Scott “Scotty” Lehner were in attendance however, Stacey Szymanski who could not attend. Glenrock Town Council 4-Year Term, Brandy Popp was also not in attendance, however council candidates Bruce Roumell and Catherine M. Valentine were on site to answer questions. Glenrock Town Council 2- Year Term candidate, Joyce Bryan was present, running against John H Dehler who could not attend. Rolling Hills Town Council 4- Year Term, Donn Kuhn and Jeff VanAntwerp were also not in attendance. Jon Maines and Kenneth Montgomery, also running for Rolling Hills 4- Year Term attended the event and were on hand to answer questions and speak to the public. Incumbant Glenrock Mayor Linda Care made her appearance, speaking to the public and answering questions, as did Sue Dills of Glenrock who is also on the ballot this year in the race for Glenrock Mayor. “ I feel the campaign is going pretty well, this is the first get together, seems pretty positive” said Mayor Linda Care, who has lived in Glenrock over 30 years. Mayor Linda Care was appointed Mayor on December 12, 2011 in order to fill the Mayoral Position after the passing of Mayor Mike McQueary on December 10, 2011." Sue Dills, a 40 year resident of Glenrock and currently the Post Master at the United States Post Office in Glenrock , has spent thirty years serving her community at the Post Office, thus hearing about, and listening to her community member's needs . “ The campaign is going good, I’m talking to people who didn’t vote in the primary that are looking forward to voting in November.” Third Driest Year for Cowboy State Only the 1988-89 and 1959-60 water years were drier, said Jim Fahey, a weather service hydrologist in Riverton. The dry year came after several wet years in Wyoming that included record snow packs in 2011. "In the last 20 years I haven't really seen that stark contrast ... as far as the numbers, in what we've seen last year and this year," Fahey said. Most of Wyoming is seeing drought conditions, with 98 percent of the state with at least moderate drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Fifty-seven percent of the state has either extreme or exceptional drought. Fahey said the drought has sapped river basins and reservoirs. Only the Upper Yellowstone River Basin in northwest Wyoming received normal precipita- tion over the past water year, he said. Most other basins received about 70 percent of normal rain and snow, while the Wind River Basin got just 64 percent and the Lower North Platte just 53 percent, Fahey said. Reservoirs that were brimming from last year's melted snow covered this year's irrigation demand despite the dry weather, he said. Most of the reservoirs still have adequate water, but those in southeast Wyoming have been drawn down much more because of the drought and hot weather downstream in Nebraska. "I think we can handle another dry year in the central and western part of Wyoming with our storage, but we're not looking too good in southeast Wyoming," he said. Fahey said current predictions call for the drier-than-normal weather to continue through November. So far, long-term forecasts are unclear on how the winter will shape up because of uncertainty about development of an El Nino in the Pacific, he said. Depending on its strength, an El Nino is thought to influence how much snow falls in certain areas of Wyoming during the winter. "So we'll just kind of have to sit and wait," Fahey said. Glenrock Mayoral Candidate Sue Dills. Photo Misty Pritchard (TBC) Jim Williams - CCSD#2 Candidate . Photo Misty Pritchard (TBC) Mayoral Candidate and current appointed Mayor of Glenrock Linda Care. Photo Misty Pritchard. (TBC) House District 6 Candidate Richard Cannady. Photo Misty Pritchard (TBC) Glenrock Bird Central

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