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Submitted by rebecca on June 12, 2013 – 2:15 pmNo Comment

LIBRARY FLOODED

Donated books gush into Meeteetse library

(Information in the following story is from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com)

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Books are flooding back into the Meeteetse (muh-TEET’-see) library.

The library has received more than 650 donated books after a sprinkler system damaged more than 5,000 of its books in February. The little library lost its whole western collection and much of its mystery and adult fiction sections.

Librarian Valerie Doyle says tons of books have come from all over the state.

Libraries in Fremont, Laramie, Campbell and Natrona County weeded through their duplicates to donate books, but the biggest surprises have come from private donors.

Doyle tells the Casper Star-Tribune that one woman donated some hard-to-find, hardcover editions of Zane Gray westerns.

A man donated 105 Louis L’Amour western novels after he read about the flood in the newspaper.

TOW CHARGES

Lawmakers consider price caps for involuntary tows

(Information in the following story is from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — An interim legislative committee is considering new rules to crack down on “exorbitant” fees charged by some tow truck operators.

The Legislature’s Joint Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Interim Committee voted Tuesday to draft a bill that would place price caps on involuntary tows.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol calls for an involuntary tow when a vehicle is abandoned or after a wreck, drunken-driving arrest or other situation where the motorist isn’t present or is unable to select a specific towing company.

Several legislators said they’ve heard many complaints that some companies charge unreasonable prices.

However, several tow truck operators oppose adding regulations, preferring to see if the tow industry can self-regulate.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that the committee will debate the issue again later this year.

NATIONAL REGISTER-WYOMING

3 Wyoming properties cited by historic register

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Three Wyoming properties were recently highlighted on the National Park Services’ National Register of Historic Places website.

The register recently highlighted three Wyoming site as property of the week. They are the Snow Train Rolling Stock, located at a park in Laramie, the Cheyenne Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Sheridan.

The National Park Service announces newly listed properties to the National Register of Historic Places every week.

FOREST SUPERVISOR

Bridger-Teton National Forest gets new supervisor

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The Bridger-Teton National Forest in northwest Wyoming has a new supervisor.

Clinton Kyhl is currently a deputy forest supervisor of a national forest in central Washington state.

Kyhl will take over Bridger-Teton on July 28.

From 2007 to 2009, Kyle was the incident commander for the Bark Beetle Incident Management Team in southeastern Wyoming and northern Colorado. He and his team developed management strategies to deal with a large bark beetle infestation across 2.5 million acres of national forest.

He also was the district ranger for the Laramie Ranger District on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, located in Laramie.

Kyhl replaces Jacque Buchanan who transferred to the Rocky Mountain Regional Office this past March.

 

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