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Submitted by rebecca on June 2, 2014 – 12:29 pmNo Comment


Sheridan cyclist killed, wife injured in crash

(Information in the following story is from: KROE-AM,

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — A man is dead and his wife is critically injured after they were hit by a vehicle while cycling in Sheridan.

Sheridan Media reports that longtime Sheridan resident 65-year-old Larry Hurst was killed in Saturday’s crash. His wife, Sarah, was taken to a hospital in Billings.

Ronda Holwell, a spokeswoman for the Wyoming Department of Transportation, says they were hit on U.S. Highway 87, about a half mile south of Sheridan College. She says they were riding single file in the emergency lane when they were hit by a vehicle that was also headed southbound.


Wyoming DEQ announces reclamation award

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two Thunder Basin Coal Co. mines are being recognized for their reclamation work by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.

The agency says the Coal Creek and Black Thunder Mines have been selected to receive the 2014 State ofWyoming Reclamation Award.

The award recognizes successful avian protection and mitigation practices on reclaimed lands.

DEQ Land Quality Division Permit Coordinator Stacy Page says the Black Thunder and Coal Creek personnel take pride in the amount of wildlife they have on their mine sites.

Page says their work includes creating wildlife habitat with diverse vegetation, nesting platforms and amenities for the water fowl, moving nests from dangerous locations and grounding live electric wires that birds use for perches.


No ATVs allowed at high school finals rodeo

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — All-terrain vehicles, four-wheelers and other off-road vehicles will not be allowed at this year’s National High School Finals Rodeo at Rock Springs.

Instead, the Sweetwater County Events Complex will have 500 gas-powered golf carts available for rent.

Events Complex marketing and events manager Kandi Pendleton tells The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner that personal golf carts might be allowed if there aren’t enough rental golf carts available this year.

The rodeo is scheduled to take place in July.


Wyoming Stock Growers endorse Gov. Mead

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Stock Growers Association has endorsed Gov. Matt Mead’s bid for re-election.

Executive Vice President Jim Magagna says Mead has stepped forward at critical times to address challenges faced by Wyoming ranchers and noted the successful delisting and state management of wolves as a highlight.

Magagna went on to cite Mead’s support of Wyoming agriculture and his consistent open discussion about ag and its contributions to our state.

The Wyoming Stock Growers Association was formed in 1872 and is Wyoming’s oldest trade association. It has over 1,000 members statewide.


Wyoming thrower qualifies for NCAA championships

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming senior Mason Finley has qualified for the NCAA Championships in the discus.

At the NCAA preliminaries in Arkansas on Saturday, Finley threw the discus 197 feet, 2 inches to finish fourth in the event.

Finley is just the second UW track and field athlete ever to advance to the national meet under the current qualifying system and the first since 2010.

The men’s discus will be contested at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, on June 13.

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