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Submitted by Newsroom on June 1, 2011 – 7:04 amNo Comment

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Today’s Headlines — National Guard troops are on the way – Officials in Yellowstone are trying to get the road into Lamar Valley cleared – And local police are still looking for the two suspects who robbed the Riverton Domino’s over the weekend …..

Good morning. This is Leslie Stratmoen with you news.


Wyoming National Guard troops deploy for flooding

By News Director Leslie Stratmoen

CHEYENNE, Wyo.  - More than 100 Wyoming National Guard troops were expected to be deployed yesterday to five flood threatened areas, including Fremont County.

We haven’t heard yet whether they’re here, but know two teams were coming, one to work solely on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

Spokesman Renny MacKay from the governor’s office said yesterday that the five teams would have 23 troops each.

The other teams are going to Lincoln and Carbon counties.

After last weekend’s rain and snow, the statewide snowpack in Wyoming now stands at 327 percent of average. That’s according to the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service. Officials say waters will likely rise over the next two weeks.

From information provided by The Associated Press


Yellowstone works on clearing rock slide

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) – In Yellowstone, park managers, geologists and others are hoping a road into the national park closed by a rock slide might be open by Friday.

A section of a road between Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower Junction has been closed since Saturday. Federal and park officials are developing a plan to monitor the slide and clear the debris after examining the area Tuesday.

Yellowstone's Lamar Valley is one of the park's 10 top tourist attractions.

The closure has left the Lamar Valley and the park’s northeast entrance cut off from most of the rest of Yellowstone. Drivers can still travel to and from the area by taking alternate routes, including the road linking Cooke City, Mont., and Cody, Wyo.

Yellowstone’s north, west and south entrances are open, subject to temporary closures due to weather.


Robbery reported at Domino’s Pizza

By News Director Leslie Stratmoen

RIVERTON, Wyo. – Now here’s a follow-up to yesterday’s news. Riverton police are still looking for two suspects who robbed the Domino’s Pizza parlor in Riverton over the weekend at gunpoint.

According to the police report, they barged into the business Sunday night and demanded money. Both suspects were wearing masks, one armed with a handgun and the other a blunt weapon.

Shots were fired but no one was hit. Police say the owner, along with another person, however, was injured in a struggle with the suspect carrying the blunt weapon.

Riverton Police Detective Julie Mathews would not give any more details when interviewed Monday because the incident is still under investigation.

An official  release from her office, however, states the owner was struck in the head and driven by ambulance to the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Officials have not yet said how badly the other person was hurt, or released the names of the victims.

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