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Wyoming judge faults investigators in murder case
CHEYENNE (AP) — A Wyoming judge Ehlers, 25, of Jackson. Ehlers was found shot the town of Daniel, about 65 miles south- of Ehlers’ killing at about 6 a.m. on June
cited “misguided zeal” on the part of investi- dead along a western Wyoming highway • At a glance east of Jackson, met with Willoughby 21.
gators in his decision to overturn a murder south of Jackson. District Judge Timothy Day ruled that shortly after midnight on June 21, 1984, In arguing against a new trial, the
conviction and order a new trial for a Montana Willoughby, 47, remains in the Wyoming investigators withheld a police report the day of Ehlers’ death. state contended that it would have been
man serving a life sentence for a 1984 shoot- State Penitentiary. that could have helped Troy Willoughby The report showed Willoughby had possible for Willoughby to travel from
ing. The state attorney general’s office, which at his trial. been drinking at a Pinedale bar that night his house and shoot Ehlers after talking
District Judge Timothy Day on Tuesday argued against Willoughby’s request for a and got into a disagreement with three to police about the rock throwing inci-
ruled that investigators withheld a police new trial, has 30 days to appeal Day’s deci- people after returning home. Willoughby dent.
report that could have helped Troy sion. police report but did not disclose it to threw a rock at their car, and they went to McMahon denied withholding evi-
Willoughby at his trial. Deputy Attorney General Terry Armitage Willoughby before trial as required. the police station to make reports about 1 dence, testifying that she relied on the
“The court suspects that the evidence with- said Wednesday that the next legal step in Willoughby argues the evidence proves a.m. on June 21, according to court opinion of investigators at the time that
held in this matter was done under a misguid- the case, which could include an appeal of he wasn’t at the shooting. records filed by the defense. the police report was immaterial because
ed zeal that the disclosure of the report may the judge’s decision, was up to Sublette Willoughby was arrested March 1, Kerri Johnson, a lawyer with the Willoughby’s ex-wife had told them the
result in a failure of justice, in the eyes of the County Attorney Neal Stelting. 2009. He was implicated by his ex-wife Wyoming public defender’s office repre- rock throwing occurred after Ehlers was
investigators, because they ‘knew’ the defen- Stelting was out of the office and and an old friend who testified against senting Willoughby, has argued the report killed.
dant was guilty,” Day wrote. “If this philoso- unavailable for comment Wednesday him. He was convicted of first-degree undermines testimony against McMahon, who now works on the
phy prevails, the danger is that there will be a afternoon, according to his office. murder by a jury on Jan. 29, 2010. The Willoughby about his whereabouts when Pacific island of Palau, did not immedi-
failure of justice because of the mentality that News about the police report arose in Wyoming Supreme Court upheld Ehlers was killed. At Willoughby’s trial, ately respond to an email seeking
the ends justify the means; justice is measured June when Stelting announced that a pre- Willoughby’s sentence in June, a week prosecution witnesses had testified that comment.
by the government and not by the jury.” liminary investigation revealed his prede- before Stelting revealed that the police Willoughby was in Jackson the preceding Stelting beat McMahon in the
Willoughby, of Wickes, Mont., was con- cessor, former county attorney Lucky report had been withheld. day and into the pre-dawn hours of June Republican primary for the county
victed last year in the death of Elizabeth Miles McMahon, had known of an exculpatory The report documented that police in 21, 1984, and prosecutors placed the time attorney’s job in August 2010.
ACT: 18 percent of Wyo.
grads ready for college
State GOP, Democratic party owner of the Wyoming Downs racetrack. Spearhead Peak in the Caribou-Targhee National
Both quarter horses and thoroughbreds will par- Forest on Tuesday. An emergency call was rout-
directors leaving ticipate. Joyce told the Rock Springs Rocket-Miner ed to a dispatch center at about 7 p.m., and a hel-
CHEYENNE (AP) — Fewer Scores in each subject tested
than one in five of this year’s increased from 2010, but the
that the next round of races won’t be held until icopter picked Mauch up just after 8:30 p.m.
CHEYENNE (AP) — The executive director Wyoming high school graduates scores were below the national
Labor Day weekend because quarter horses need a Grand Teton National Park spokeswoman
positions for both the Wyoming Republican and are considered fully ready for col- averages for those subjects.
two-week break. Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles told the Jackson Hole
Democratic parties are opening up. lege, according to the results of Some states, including
News and Guide “this whole thing was pretty
State GOP Executive Director Evan Ridley is the ACT college entrance exam. Wyoming, require all high school
stepping down later this month and moving to
Fire near Rock Springs grows remarkable considering what happened and how
Only 18 percent of students students to take the test. In others,
well he fared.”
Washington, D.C., to become deputy press secre- to about 200 acres met all four benchmarks for readi- the test is generally limited to stu-
tary for Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi. ness in English, reading, math and dents hoping to attend the most
Wyoming Democratic Party Executive Director ROCK SPRINGS (AP) — Federal and local
Gillette police investigate science. That’s up from 17 per- selective colleges.
Bill Luckett is leaving in October for Oregon where firefighters are battling a wildfire 45 miles south of child left in vehicle cent last year but less than the 25 Wyoming’s composite score
his wife recently found work. Rock Springs. percent of graduates considered on this year’s test was 20.3, up
The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Ridley has The Bureau of Land Management said the fire GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Police say a 9- college-ready nationwide. from 20 last year. The national
served as state GOP executive director since had grown to between 200 and 250 acres by month-old Gillette boy is being treated for heat The Wyoming Tribune Eagle average composite score — com-
December, while Luckett has been executive direc- Wednesday night. It expects to have it fully con- exhaustion at a Denver hospital after being found reported Wednesday that nearly bining test results for English,
tor of the state Democrats the past three years. tained by Friday. alone in a parked vehicle. one in three Wyoming graduates math, reading and science — was
The fire is burning on grass, sagebrush and Authorities say emergency responders were didn’t meet any benchmarks. 21.1.
Rock Springs gets ready for juniper on both private and federal land. The BLM called at about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday by someone
says firefighters are working to fully suppress the who found the boy.
return of horse racing
fire because the land is a designated sage-grouse The Gillette News-Record reports the boy
core area. was taken to a local hospital and then flown to
ROCK SPRINGS (AP) — Rock Springs is get- Denver Children’s Hospital, where he was listed
ting ready to host horse races for the first time in
Kentucky man crashes in critical condition Wednesday.
Call The Sheridan
nearly two decades. Authorities have not released the names of
Workers are preparing the Sweetwater County ultralight aircraft in Tetons the boy or his parents.
Events Complex for races on Saturday and Sunday. Police Lt. Brent Wasson would not comment
New railings are being installed at the track and JACKSON (AP) — A 57-year-old Kentucky on how long the boy had been left inside,
Press at 672-2431.
graders have been preparing the oval track. man suffered only minor injuries when he crashed whether any windows were open or how hot it
State regulators approved the plans last month. his ultralight aircraft in the Tetons. was inside the vehicle because the matter
The races are being operated by an investment James Mauch, of Louisville, Ky., activated an remains under investigation.
group led by Eugene Joyce, the son of a former emergency beacon shortly after crashing north of
2011 Holy Name Catholic School 6th Annual Golf Tournamen
2011 Holy Name Catholic School 6th Annual Golf Tournament
August 6, 2011 THANKS to all our Donors
19th Tee Restaurant-Keith Stewart, Bernie & Linda Spielman Family, Big Horn Beverage, Cloud Peak Energy,
at Kendrick Golf Course Coca Cola of Sheridan, Culligan Water - Roland & Lexie Culligan, Decker Coal Company, Dukeʼs Custom
Seasonings, First Interstate Bank - Sheridan, Goose Creek Pediatric - Dr. Mary Bowers, MD, Holy Name
Catholic Community, Holy Name Catholic School, Holy Name CCW, Holy Name Mayfest Committee, J.C.
Hole-in - One Sponsor on #3, #7, #12, #15 Penney-Sheridan, Jeff Tomlinson, Joe & Karla Mallo Family, Joel & Beverly Peckham, John Pine, Kane
World Wide Consultant Group LLC Funeral Home, King Ropes, Mark & Carrie Rogaczewski Family, Maverick Country Store, Metz Beverage,
Major Sponsors Manastery Creations, Mountain View Veterinary Hospital - Dr. Peter Pelissier, DVM, Patrick Johnson, Rent-it-
World Wide Consultant Group LLC Center, Roger & Susan Appell, Special Sponsor - John & Susan Bigelow, Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Sun
Inter-MountainLabs, Inc America, T & C Liquor, The Bank of Sheridan, The Players Golf Shop - Brian James and World Wide
Dave & Donna Kinskey Consultants LLC
Groathouse Construction THANKS
THANKS to Kendrick Golf Course, Course Superinterndent & Employees.
THANKS to the Knights of Columbus for donating the chairs and tables.
Hole #1 Hole #10 THANKS to Steve Washut for providing colesaw.
World Wide Consultant Group LLC Groathouse Construction THANKS to Our Lady of the Pines CCW for providing desserts.
Cloud Peak Energy-Spring Creek Yonkee & Toner, LLC THANKS to The Players Golf Shop, Brian James for providing the range balls.
Joe & Marty Jo Cisneros John & Susan Bigelow THANKS to all of the private cart owners who allowed us to use their carts.
Hole #2 Rogaczewski Family THANKS to Deer Run Graphics - Stan Woinoski for taking action shots!
Dave & Donna Kinskey Hole #11 THANKS to all our Volunteers
Olivaʼs Kitchen Inter-Mountain Labs, Inc Brea Schwartz, Brenda Lamb, Dave Rojo, Debbie Paullin, Diane Ramey, Doreen Choong, Emily Emond-
Inter-Mountain Labs, Inc Bank of Sheridan Martrineau, Jack Bare, Jeanan Herman, Jenni Holden, Judy Steele, Kathleen Smith, Loretta Tonak, Malcom
Excaliber Construction Culligan & Connie Gray, Pat Chilcutt, Patty Meyers, Phil & Margaret Klebba & family, Tera Miller, Tom, Kathy, Rich &
Hole #4 World Wide Cattle Group Laura Redle
Robert & Barbara Bender Hole #13 THANKS Holy Name Catholic School Students
Babeʼs Flowers Tegler Insurance - Dave Alden Brendan Schafer, Cal Botten, Hannah Deutscher, Jacob Botten, Krisjan Yager, Max Meyers, Olivia Eldridge,
Pradere, Mohatt, & Rinaldo LLP State Farm Insurance - Bill Phillips Presley Felker, Tyler Myers
World Wide Cattle Group Stifel Nicolaus Tournament Results
Rogaczewski Family Joe & Karla Mallo 22 Four (4) Person Teams Participated. This yearʼs tournament
Groathouse Construction Paul & Carrie Fall
Benth Garage - Emil & Linda Benth
raised approximately $9,000 for
Bernie & Linda Spielman
Nickey Arney - Clerk of District Court Dr. Michelle Meehan Holy Name Catholic School
Hole #5 Cloud Peak Energy Gross Winners Net Winners:
DFV Associates Hole #14 1st Place Score 54 1st Place Score 53.5
Dukeʼs Custom Seasonings Big Horn Beverage Cameron Lindell Dave Engles
Wyoming Audiology Centennial Collaborative Randy Wieland Dan Roberts
Fr. Tom Ogg The Pilch Family Cheryl Wieland Ken Muller
Hole #6 BUSTECH INC Bernie Spielman Curt Niner
Dr. & Mrs. P, M. Meehan Hole #16
Husske Chiropractic Last Chance Bar
Rick & Julie Estes Family 2nd Place Score 59 2nd Place Score 54.2
Willis & Caroline Burke Mike Coulter Jim Benepe
World Wide Cattle Group Players Golf Shop Dan Overton Jeff Tomlinson
Hole #8 Dave & Donna Kinskey Tyler Thomas Steve Rucki
Bob & LaDonna Leibrich Hole #17 Barry Thomas Patrick Johnson
Joe & Karla Mallo Botten law Office
Rogaczewski Family Decker Coal
Cloud Peak Energy - Spring Creek Wells Fargo 3rd Place Score 62 3rd Place 544.3
Mike Coulter - Oil & Gas Propertiies World Wide Cattle Group Rex Arney Verlin Danner
Bagel Express Joe Mallo Harley Reile Left-Right: Bernie Spielman, Cheryl Wieland,
Bill & Debbie Huppert
D.A. Davidson Greg Madison Ruth Reile Randy Wieland and Cameron Lindell
Groshart Eye Clinic
Frank & Jan Sterbenz Leonard Hurst Brent Elliot
World Wide Consultant Group LLC
Hole #9 World Wide Consultant Group LLC Highest Score: 82
Bridge Creek Homes - Paul DelRossi Hole # 18 Dave Kinskey, Donna Kinskey, John Bigelow, Ryan Mullholland
Gift of Stolcis Acre ranch Wayne & Barb Ransbottom Our tournament would not be possible without our sponsors, donors and volunteers. Your gernerosity is greatly appreciated.
Rogaczewski Family Baccari & Associates Holy Name Catholic School Tournament Committee
Coca Cola Msgr. Eugene Sullivan Jerry Pilch, Bernie Spielman, Joel Peckham, Bob Bender, Mark Rogaczewski, Brian James, Joe Mallo, Ralph Rumpz, John Pine
Cloud Peak Energy Mary Legler, Terri Bare, Angel Yager and Liz Gale