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Submitted by admin on September 3, 2010 – 8:09 amNo Comment

Roadwork starts north of Riverton

By News Director Leslie Stratmoen

RIVERTON, Wyo. – Work starts next week on Riverton’s main northern entry road from Shoshoni, but travelers need not worry about delays. That assurance comes from the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Spokesman Cody Beers says it’s being expanded into a five-lane highway.

Fencing work on the six mile stretch of US 26/Wyoming 789 is already underway and crews will be back Tuesday after Labor Day to start clearing the trees and grubbing along both sides of the highway.

The work’s being done by two local contractors — Rice-Kilroy Construction Company out of Dubois and High Country Construction of Lander. Through a joint venture, the two companies are removing and replacing fencing and cattle guards, then grading, draining, asphalt milling and placing a crushed gravel base.

The road will be a work in progress for the next couple years, because the transportation department has set the completion date for the end of June of 2012.

Yellowstone reminds hunters of closure

Stock photo of Norris Geyser, Yellowstone

     CHEYENNE, Wyo.

 – Hunting seasons are starting in lands surrounding Yellowstone National Park, so officials there are reminding hunters that hunting in the park is not allowed.  Killing or removing animals from Yellowstone is prohibited by federal law, even one that’s shot outside the park and crosses into the park before it dies. Taking shed antlers from Yellowstone is also prohibited.

Park officials say most of the boundary is well marked and it is the responsibility of the hunters to know where they are so they can make sure they do not enter the park. Violators are subject to penalties that can include fines as well as the forfeiture of vehicles, equipment and personal property.

From information provided by The Associated Press

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