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Cheyenne Police Captain Nathan Buseck will become acting chief of police on Jan. 4. Outgoing Chief Brian Kozak will hand over the reins during a change of command ceremony in front of the police department.

Mayor-elect Patrick Collins recently announced he chose John Kopper as Interim Chief for Cheyenne Fire Rescue, pending City Council approval of the appointment.

Five Cheyenne Regional Medical Center employees made history on Tuesday, being were among the first people in Wyoming to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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A turbine fire erupted at the newly constructed Roundhouse turbine wind facility west of Cheyenne Saturday morning.   It is currently unknown if any cattle or nearby homes were threatened.  At 9am Laramie County Fire District #10 posted a photo of the burning turbine stating “Current Fire Ca…

On December 12, 2020 at approximately 1636 hours, Laramie County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 1400 block of Road 109 just west of Cheyenne, for a report of an accident with injuries. It was snowing heavily with poor visibility at the time of the accident. 

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Outgoing Cheyenne Police Chief Brian Kozak has named Captain Nathan Buseck as Acting Police Chief when Kozak steps down. Mayor-elect Patrick Collins has announced he will not be reappointing Kozak as Chief. Kozak’s last day will be Sunday, January 3, the day before Collins is sworn in as Mayor. 

Cheyenne Council members support Mayor-elect Patrick Collins’ right to appoint a new police chief. But the current and incoming Mayors disagree.

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Airmen from the 90th Security Forces Group were among the first to try on the new female body armor at Logistics Readiness Squadron’s Individual Personal Equipment Section last week, December. 11, 2020 on F. E. Warren Air Force Base.

The Cheyenne Police Department recently hired Alexandra Farkas as the department’s public information officer. In her new role, Farkas is responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing communication strategies between residents, businesses, the media and the department.

Cheyenne Police Chief Brian Kozak is asking the City Council for help, after he was told by Mayor-elect Patrick Collins that he would not be reappointed.  Collins told the Cheyenne Post that the Chief’s position on security for Cheyenne Frontier Days was part of the reason. 

The Cheyenne VA Hospital is ready to take additional Covid patients, if beds fill up at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, or other nearby hospitals. The VA has a separate ward set up for Covid patients, and erected two special tents to handle additional …

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Despite its fairly low violent crime rate, it seems that Cheyenne should probably have more police officers for a city of its size. In fact, the ratio of police officers to residents here has decreased slightly in the past decade.

Cheyenne Fire Rescue responded to the report of a structure fire in the 3800 block of East Lincolnway on Sunday. Crews had the fire under control by 7:30 p.m. after arriving at 7:03 p.m. In total, 19 firefighters responded to the structure fire. 

Cheyenne Police Chief Brian Kozak stepped down last Friday, for one day. He was replaced by Triumph High School Junior Jadera Mallo, who’d won an essay contest of Faith in Blue, a national organization bringing police and faith communities together. The grand prize winner got to serve as Che…

Citizens will be reviewing the Cheyenne Police Department’s use of force, Police Chief Brian Kozak announced Thursday. Kozak said the use of citizens in a Force Review Board is a first for Wyoming.

Last week, the State Land and Investment Board (SLIB) approved over $700,000 to Cheyenne Fire Rescue with CARES Act funding. This funding is vital to the capabilities of the Cheyenne firefighters as COVID-19 concerns are on the rise.

Laramie County began free COVID-19 tests last Wednesday at Laramie County Archer Complex and hundreds of people showed up to be tested. Drivers pulled into a garage and the tests were conducted as they sat in their vehicles.

The Cheyenne Police Department put applicants for the position of Public Information Officer through an unusual job application process. In addition to interviews and a detailed background check, applicants also had to face reporters from local media outlets and answer some pretty tough questions.

 The Cheyenne Police Department is being forced to get creative with how it deals with property crimes. Property crimes include burglary, shoplifting, break-ins to cars, businesses, and homes, and vehicle theft. 

On October 19, 2020, at approximately 7:10 a.m., Cheyenne Police officers responded to 3920 E. 12th St. (Loaf N Jug) in regards to an Armed Robbery with a knife.

Driving into the new Dazbog Coffee off of Lincolnway on Wednesday morning, a visitor noticed the parking lot was partly filled with a conspicuous grouping of police vehicles.

The city of Cheyenne tested out its fleet of 14 snowplows last week. 

There is finally some good news about the Mullen Creek Fire burning west of Laramie.  The U.S. Forest Service said the fire was 18% contained as of Friday.  It has burned through 171,031 acres, including crossing into Colorado.  There were 1,186 firefighters fighting the blaze as of Friday. …

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The number of coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who had tested positive for COVID-19 has been updated, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

Governor Mark Gordon recently eased restrictions on restaurants, while issuing updated health orders.

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The Mullen Creek Fire west of Centennial exploded over the weekend, growing from 25,000 acres on Friday to over 80,000 acres by Sunday night. It is still burning out of control and is expected to continue to spread. Strong gusty winds contributed to the fire’s growth. 

Massive amounts of air support are being used to fight the Mullen Fire from various commercial operators as well as government agencies. As of this writing, the Mullen Fire has 2 super scoopers, 4 single-engine air tankers, and 9 helicopters working the fire. Two heavy tankers are also avail…

As concern over the environmental impact of the Mullen Fire increases, the Board of Public Utilities has said that Cheyenne’s drinking water is being monitored and continues to remain safe. 

The next meeting of the Police and Community Together (PACT) organization will be at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 1, in the first floor community room in Cheyenne Public Safety Center, at 415 W 18th St.

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On September 15, 2020 at around 1:00 a.m., Officers responded to a shooting in the area of 2400 Dell Range Blvd.

Over the course of a year, Cheyenne Police Department Detectives worked a case that started as a local call for service and ended up with a federal prosecution. The following just highlights some of the hard work and dedication put forth by Detectives in this case.

Wildland fire fighters from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) along with crews from Carbon County, and the State of Wyoming are working on the RR 316 fire located near the town of Hanna, WY. Fire resources responded yesterday afternoon to the fire working to protect residences and infrastr…

Multiple responding agencies worked together in a training exercise last week at Cheyenne Regional Airport. The exercise was a simulated airline crash, complete with injured people. 

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On August 24, 2020 at around 8:30 pm, CPD was dispatched to the 5100 block of Frontier Mall Dr. in reference to a woman laying in the roadway.

On August 23, 2020 at around 4:00 pm, CPD was dispatched to a residence in the 2100 block of Cheyenne Street in reference to a report of shots fired outside the residence.