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Submitted by rebecca on September 13, 2013 – 11:44 amNo Comment


Flash flood watch posted for SE Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A flash flood watch has been posted for the Laramie area in southeast Wyoming.

The National Weather Service says additional rain is possible in the Laramie valley and the surrounding Snowy Range and Laramie mountains.

The area already has received 3 to 5 inches of rain since Tuesday. Another 1 to 2 inches is possible Friday.

Heavy runoff could flood creeks and streams and mudslides and rock slides are possible as the rain continues, especially near last year’s Squirrel Creek burn area near Woods Landing.

The rain is expected to taper off by Friday afternoon.


Body of Worland man found in irrigation canal

(Information in the following story is from: Northern Wyoming Daily News,

WORLAND, Wyo. (AP) — The body of a 91-year-old man who had been missing for several days has been found in Worland.

Police Chief Gabe Elliott says George Sumida’s body was discovered in a canal on Wednesday.

Elliott says an autopsy was to be done to help determine what happened to Sumida.

The Northern Wyoming Daily News reports that Sumida went missing sometime last Saturday. He was last seen that night leaving the Elks Club after playing cards.

Sumida, who had the early onset of dementia, was reported missing on Sunday morning by his daughter-in-law.


Gov. gives qualified support to UW salary raises

(Information in the following story is from: Laramie (Wyo.) Daily Boomerang,

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead says he will likely support the University of Wyoming’s $13.3 million request to increase salaries for faculty and staff.

But Mead told the UW Board of Trustees on Thursday in Laramie that he’ll withhold endorsing a specific amount for raises until he has a clearer picture of state revenues this year.

The Laramie Boomerang reports that Mead noted that projected state revenues have almost been met for the current fiscal year.

UW is requesting money for 4-percent merit increases for all UW faculty and staff.

The governor also told trustees that he hopes for no surprise requests from UW during next year’s legislative budget session.

Mead noted that a $5 million request this year to renovate the Arena-Auditorium was not vetted beforehand with his office.


UW rebrands student fan club as Wild Bunch

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming students involved in the official UW athletics student fan club are no longer known as the Stampede.

The UW Athletics Department has rebranded its official student fan organization as the Wild Bunch.

The university says the new moniker is designed to help remind UW students of the attitude and persona they should embody when cheering on the Cowboys and Cowgirls.

The new name also has a historic Wyoming tie-in as western legend Butch Cassidy and his outlaw gang were known as the Wild Bunch.

Memberships in the organization cost $15 and include a Wild Bunch t-shirt, reward card to help purchase apparel and merchandise, free food at select events, special prizes and first-chance opportunities at postseason tickets.

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