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Tuesday marks 60th anniversary of deadly Wyoming plane crash

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — On the Friday morning of Oct. 6, 1955, United Airlines Flight 409 left Denver International Airport with plans to land in Salt Lake City three hours later. The plane never made it. This week marks the 60th anniversary of Flight 409’s crash into the east side of Medicine Bow Peak in southern Wyoming. Sixty-three passengers and three crew members died when the four-engine propeller DC-4 aircraft crashed. Pieces of the destroyed aircraft litter the mountain base to this day. Several theories formed about what caused the crash, but none were confirmed. However, the investigation found that the flight was more than an hour late to start and the pilots purposely deviated from the normal flight path. … Read entire article »

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Wyoming 789/17 Mile Road intersection to close Monday, Tuesday evenings

Evening asphalt paving activities scheduled early next week in the Wyoming 789/17 Mile Road intersection south of Riverton will force the contractor to close access to 17 Mile Road. Prime contractor LeGrand Johnson Construction Co., is scheduled to close access to 17 Mile Road for paving between 9 p.m. and midnight on Monday, Oct. 5, and Tuesday, Oct. 6, according to Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Robert Scheidemantel of Riverton. “If needed, emergency vehicles will be allowed to pass through the intersection to get to 17 Mile Road,” Scheidemantel said. “Everyone else will be forced access 17 Mile Road via Rendezvous Road near Hudson during the 3-hour closure.” Wednesday, Oct. 7, the contractor is scheduled to close access to Wind River Casino between 9 p.m. and midnight to complete paving in that … Read entire article »

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US Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez here for Job Corps Opening

  RIVERTON, Wy. – U.S.Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perezwill travel to Wyoming on Monday, Oct. 5 to join federal, state and local officials as they open thestate’s first Job Corps Center in Riverton, a community of about 10,000 in the Wind River Valley. U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, Gov. Matt Mead and Mayor John Baker will join Secretary Perez for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the new Wind River Job Corps Center.Serving 300 students, the centerencompasses sevenbuildings on 135 acres. Since 1994, Job Corps has helped young people from ages 16-24 to earn their high school diploma or GED, train for in-demand careers, and find meaningful jobs. Administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program. The Job Corps Center Grand Opening will be Monday … Read entire article »

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Crooked Creek Fire 90% Contained

On Thursday, firefighters strengthened the containment lines around the Crooked Creek Fire west of Dubois. Lower temperatures and use of aviation resources to dump water on hot spots helped to achieve the 90% containment figure. Forecasted wet weekend weather should assist in getting the fire completely contained. As of 8:00 p.m. today the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team will transfer command of the Crooked Creek Fire back to the local Type 4 Team. A public meeting will be held this evening at 6 p.m. at the Headwaters Conference Center to provide information on the fire to local residents. … Read entire article »

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Reservation Man Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming Christopher A. Crofts announced today that on September 30, 2015, Carlos Jonas Goggles, 27, was sentenced in federal court to 37 months imprisonment on one count of sexual abuse of a minor in connection with an incident involving a minor victim on the Wind River Reservation. Goggles was recommended for sex offender specific treatment and a residential drug and alcohol treatment program while imprisoned. Following imprisonment, Goggles will be placed on five years of supervised release with special conditions that he not be allowed to associate with children or vulnerable adults. Goggles was also ordered to pay a $400.00 fine and $100.00 special assessment in addition to other terms and conditions. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. … Read entire article »

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No Credit Card Info Lost at Mr D’s

A two-month long investigation into loss of personal credit card information by the FBI has proven that there was no loss of credit card info at Mr D’s. Joe Motherway said that the FBI requested a copy of their computer hard-drive and the investigator has reported there were no indications, whatsoever, that Mr D’s was responsible for losing personal credit card information. Motherway said “this came as the best news we have had in months. We can confidently say that your credit card information will continue to be as safe as it ca be when you shop with Mr D’s.” … Read entire article »

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Wilson Hunter Hypothermia Death

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Preliminary autopsy results indicate an 84-year-old Wilson man who failed to return from a hunting trip east of Jackson died of hypothermia. Teton County officials said Thursday an autopsy on Bernhard Rietmann uncovered no signs of serious trauma or any issues with his heart. The pathologist concluded Rietmann died of exposure to the weather and due to a lack of food and water. Rietmann was reported missing on Sept. 23 after he failed to return from a one-day hunt. His body was found on Sept. 29 in the Boulder Creek area of the Gros Ventre (groh VAHNT’) Wilderness after a six-day search. His time of death has not been determined. … Read entire article »

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Wyoming Toad Plans

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The critically endangered Wyoming toad finally is starting to bounce back and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a new plan to save the species. The plan announced Thursday calls for releasing captively bred Wyoming toad tadpoles in more locations. Fish and Wildlife says five self-sustaining populations could allow for the toad’s removal from endangered species protection. The 2-inch toad used to range all over the Laramie River Valley. Now it’s among the most endangered amphibians in North America. Over a decade, biologists released thousands of captively bred tadpoles without success. A new approach is yielding better results. Biologists now release tadpoles in wire mesh cages placed partway into ponds. The cages protect the tadpoles from predators. Biologists release the toads from the cages after they’ve grown up. … Read entire article »

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Casper Jail Escapee

  CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Natrona County authorities are still searching for a man who escaped from a Casper halfway house. KTWO-TV reports sheriff’s deputies had responded Sept. 23 to reports of a missing inmate from the Casper Re-Entry Center. Officials at the center say Tommy Watkins checked in that morning to go to work, but never returned. The 33-year-old was convicted of forgery in 2013 and admitted to the center in July. … Read entire article »

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Bud Mitchell Obituary

Bud Mitchell passed away in Hudson, WY September 23, 2015 at the age of 74A Memorial Service will be held 1:00pm, Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Hudson Community Church in Hudson, WY.   Bud was born to Earl and Luella Mitchell on March 11, 1941 in Phoenix, AZ. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the Navy and served for 11 years. Later, he pursued a career as a mechanic and maintained his career for many years; he started in Sweethome, OR then moved to Prescott, AZ, then to Lander, WY and later moved back to Oregon. After all his children moved away from home, then he moved back to Hudson, WY. After moving back to Hudson, WY he became interested in logging, and lasted for many years up until … Read entire article »

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