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Submitted by rebecca on March 11, 2014 – 12:14 pmNo Comment


Flood warning extended in southern Big Horn County

MANDERSON, Wyo. (AP) — More flooding because of ice dams along the Big Horn River is still possible between Manderson and Basin.

The National Weather Service has extended a flood warning for southern Big Horn County until 3 p.m. Tuesday.

On Monday, Wyoming National Guard members stacked up sandbags around the Cloud Peak School in Manderson to protect it from flood waters. Sandbags have also protected the town’s water treatment plant. No evacuations were reported.

Minor flooding is also possible in the Star Valley and Jackson Hole because of new, wet snow on Tuesday.


Rep. Keith Gingery retires from Wyo. Legislature

(Information in the following story is from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide,

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Republican State Rep. Keith Gingery of Jackson says he won’t seek re-election.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that the five-term veteran legislator says he will leave the WyomingLegislature after his term expires at the end of this year.

Gingery says he wants to spend more time with his family and less time driving back and forth to Cheyenne.

Gingery is deputy Teton County attorney and is currently chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

Gingery says he’s proud of his work rewriting the state’s laws on sexual assault against children.

He authored a bill in 2011 that allows police to take forced blood samples from people suspected of driving while drunk. The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld the law.


Gov. Mead to announce re-election bid Tuesday

(Information in the following story is from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune,

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he plans to make an official announcement on Tuesday that he will see re-election to another four-year term.

The 51-year-old Republican governor says he believes Wyoming is in better shape now than it was when he took office. But Mead says he still has many ongoing projects he wants to complete.

Mead says he wants to continue to work on diversifying Wyoming’s economy and wants to address water projects around the state.

Mead faces two declared opponents in the Aug. 19 Republican Party primary: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill and Taylor Haynes, a Cheyenne doctor who has served on the board of trustees at the University of Wyoming.

No Democrat has announced for governor.

Mead plans his formal announcement Tuesday in Cheyenne.


Nance, Woodward earn MW honors

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming men’s and women’s basketball teams each had a player named to the All-Mountain West Conference first team.

Junior forward Larry Nance Jr. was named to the men’s first team on Monday as well as the league’s All-Defensive Team.

Nance was one of the top big men in the conference before suffering a season-ending torn ACL against FresnoState on Feb. 18. At the time of his injury, he ranked 11th in the Mountain West at 14.5 points per game, eighth with 7.8 rebounds, third with 1.7 steals, second at 2.8 blocks and first with 37.9 minutes.

Cowgirl junior forward Kayla Woodward, of Sheridan, was named to the All-Mountain West Women’s First Team on Sunday.

Woodward averaged a team leading 16.7 points a game.

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