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Snapped: Here kitty, kitty…

(Riverton, Wyo.) – spotted this cat perched high on a power line crossbar this morning in rural Riverton. The cat was meowing, but didn’t budge from the crossbar. High Plains Power was contacted, but their company policy is not to remove a cat from such a location as it puts a lineman in danger, especially if it is a feral cat.

Strong Quarterback Play Highlighted Saturday’s Wyoming Football Scrimmage

Laramie, Wyo. (Aug. 22, 2015) —  It was evident following Saturday’s scrimmage that the Wyoming Cowboys have two quarterbacks who have developed to a point where they’ve earned the confidence of head coach Craig Bohl.  In a 41-play scrimmage on Saturday morning, redshirt senior quarterback Cam Coffman and sophomore QB Josh Allen both looked sharp.  While complete stats weren’t kept on the closed scrimmage, Coffman did complete 6 of 9 passes (.667) for 76 yards, and Allen was 5 of 6 (.833) for 52 yards and two touchdowns. 

Two Climbers Suffer Fatal Fall on Teewinot Mountain in Grand Teton National Park

(Moose, Wyo.) — The Jenny Lake Rangers, Teton Interagency Contract Helicopter, and emergency medical personnel swung into action just after 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 22 to assist two separate parties. The first and more serious accident consisted of a party of three climbers attempting to climb to the summit of Teewinot Mountain. Two of the climbers suffered a fatal fall of approximately 200 feet. The two climbers were Tyler Strandberg, 27, originally from Raleigh, North Carolina and Catherine Nix, 28, originally from Port Chester, New York. Both women were residents of Jackson, Wyoming.

Sophia’s crosswalk warning sign up and operating for start of school in Riverton on Monday

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Purple Hearts for Sophia campaign launched after the first grader was struck and killed in a crosswalk last May has resulted in the first flashing-light crosswalk sign installation in Riverton. The crosswalk is the one a block north of Ashgrove School on North 1st Street where it intersects with East Sunset. That’s where the 7-year-old girl was struck by a pickup driven by a nearly blind elderly woman and killed. The crosswalk is a quarter-block from Sophia’s home.

Little Bob Lake fire on Reservation acting as predicted; Fire now covers 350 acres

(Crowheart, Wyo.) – The Little Bob Lake Fire is now estimated at approximately 350 acres in size. More accurate mapping will take place today and Sunday to further refine the present acreage estimate. The fire remains within the management confine and contain boundary and spread according to the predicted modeling parameters during the high speed wind event of Friday, August 21st.