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Submitted by Newsroom on September 25, 2012 – 3:30 pmNo Comment

HORSE TAILS

Thieves cut more horse-tails in Fremont County

By KVOW/KTAK News Director Leslie Stratmoen

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Two more reports of horse tails being cut-off from animals in Fremont County have been reported to the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office. Both were reported Monday morning – one from someone on Sand Butte Road near Pavillion and the other on Raintree Drive in Riverton.

Both owners believe the tails were cut sometime Sunday night or early Monday morning. In all, thieves took the tails of three horses. This makes four for Fremont County. There have already been reports of 30 horse tails being stolen in the counties of Natrona and Converse.

So far, we have not heard that the horses were injured when their tails were cut, but they were made uncomfortable because the animals use their tails to swat flies and mosquitoes. Authorities believe the thieves are selling the horse hair to companies that make belts, paintbrushes and bows for stringed instruments.

 

OIL SPILL

Oil spill closes interstate highway

By KVOW/KTAK News Director Leslie Stratmoen

RIVERTON, Wyo. — If you’re traveling to the northeastern corner of the state today you may run into delays. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports a tanker spill of crude oil on Interstate 25 about two miles north of Wheatland.

The truck crashed early this morning, around 3, and resulted in the closure of both the north and southbound lanes of the interstate. No one was injured in the crash. The tractor-trailer rig is owned by Basin Western Incorporated out of Roosevelt, Utah.

Traffic will be diverted until the highway’s cleaned up – onto Wyoming 320 for the northbound traffic and at the US 26 Junction for travelers who are southbound. The tanker was carrying 8,400 gallons of oil, most of which spilled onto the highway.

The information was released by Patrol Sgt. Stephen Townsend. He said extra troopers were dispatched to the area to help with traffic control and the investigation. They’re working closely with the Wheatland Fire and Platte County Sheriff’s departments, along with the state’s transportation department, DEQ and Office of Homeland Security.

LANDER FOOD PROGRAM

Lander potters, cooks come together for ‘Empty Bowls’

By KVOW/KTAK News Director Leslie Stratmoen

LANDER, Wyo. — A group of cooks and potters are coming together in Lander next month to fight hunger. As part of “Empty Bowls Soup ‘n More,” guests will be invited to a simple meal of soup and bread on Saturday night, Oct. 6, for two hours, starting at 5:30.

In exchange for the $30 ticket, diners will be asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls around the world. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Lander Share and Care Food Bank at 281 Garfield, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 5-6 Thursday nights.

The event is sponsored by the National Outdoor Leadership School and will be held at the Noble Hotel at 288 Main Street. Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger and created by The Imagine Render Group.

For this event, the bowls are being created by the Potters Of The Wind River, with members Deborah Britt, Carolyn Orr, Majelle Lee, Brian Stanford, Ken Rieman, Jenn Wellman, Donna Yost, Shawna Pickinpaugh, Cristin Zimmer and Pam Spencer-Hockett. Bowls were also donated by the high school art club.

The soups will be prepared by local chefs from Asian Cuisine, the Breadboard, China Garden, Cowfish, Food Bank Kitchen, Gannet Grill & Lander Bar, Hitching Rack, Mr. D’s, Perrett’s, Thai Chef and Tony’s.

POWR Group -- Submitted Photo

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