Laramie, Wy – Friends are remembering longtime Laramie resident Dave Nicholas as a great asset to the state and country. The 64 year old Nicholas was working as an ambassador in the Ukraine, when he died on Sunday. Officials in that country are expressing shock and sadness at his death. Nicholas first started working for NATO in the late 80's thanks to the help of longtime friend Dick Cheney, who was the Secretary of Defense. From that time he held a number of jobs as a diplomat. While that work surprised some, Secretary of State Joe Meyer, who knew Nicholas throughout his life, was not surprised, noting that he was headed that direction at a young age. Governor Dave Freudenthal also called him a visionary legislator and a true friend of the state.
Nicholas was an Albany County Senator for eight years and ran for Governor in 1986.