WYDOT crews don’t expect to be able to reopen I-80 between Cheyenne and Laramie until sometime Saturday. An earlier reopening would require a break in the weather, which looked extremely unlikely Friday based on existing conditions and forecasts.
After more than three years of service to Central Wyoming College, Executive Director of Human Resources Jennifer Rey announced her resignation this afternoon.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – While the man’s intentions are not known, an Ethete resident who was highly intoxicated on Thursday, grabbed a nine-year-old boy in Riverton City Park, held him in a bear hug, but was unable to keep the boy in his grasp.
The Lander Community Foundation’s 2015 Challenge for Charities welcomed Fremont Toyota as a Platinum Level Challenger today. The local dealership has committed $10,000 to secure their leadership place in the matching fund pool. This is Fremont Toyota’s 4th year as a Platinum Challenger. “It’s continued support from local businesses like Fremont Toyota that make the Lander Half Marathon such a great event,” says board chair Andy Gramlich.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – An older model pickup burst into flames this afternoon around 3:30 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot. Fortunately, the truck had been parked at least three spaces away from other vehicles and the fire did not endanger other cars or trucks.
Today’s Obituaries include Erwin Teran, Roberta “Bobbie” Quarles, Willie “Bill” Davis, Gerald Forney, Ronald L. “Ronnie” Jasch.
Mitch and his team would love to help you stay safe on the road with a new set of tires. The Spring Spectacular Sale is still happening at Plains Tire and you can take advantage of all kinds of discounts and deals designed to get you out the door with incredible value.
(Sheridan, Wyo.) – Two Riverton Lady Wolverines were named to the Wyoming All Star Girls Team that will play against Montana in the annual All-Star Classic between the states this summer. One boy each from Lander Valley and Riverton were also named to the Wyoming Boys team.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – As National Public Safety Telecommunications Week (April 12th – 18th) draws to an end, our major crash event on Interstate 80 yesterday between Cheyenne and Laramie reminds us all how critical of a role our public safety dispatchers play in protecting and serving the citizens of Wyoming and the United States. Our dispatchers work 24 / 7, 365 days a year and are the first line to the front line.
(Lander, Wyo.) – From County10.com’s Joshua Scheer who was on the scene: A situation with a man threatening to harm himself north of Lander started in Fremont County jurisdiction and ended on private property off of the Boulder Flats Road on the Wind River Indian Reservation, according to information provided by the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department.
(Laramie, Wyo.) — With the weather forecast calling for continuing heavy snow through this evening, the University of Wyoming has joined Albany County School District 1 in an early release today.
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Friday’s report of law enforcement activity around the county. All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Charles Chanatry of Jackson was recently convicted of illegally shooting a six-point bull elk during an antlerless elk only season in the Curtis Canyon area northeast of Jackson last fall.
(Wyoming) – I-80 Crash Update:
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(Riverton, Wyo.) – Friday’s weather will be cloudy and warmer today, but with rain and snow showers south and east of Lander to Casper, according to the National Weather Service Forecast Office at Riverton Regional Airport.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – The Eastbound Lanes of Interstate 80 between Rawlins and Cheyenne remain closed this morning following a massive multi-vehicle crash on Thursday between Laramie and Cheyenne.
33 commercial vehicles and 12 passenger vehicles is the latest estimate that were involved in one of the three crash sequences along with multiple other vehicles that were not part of an actual crash, but became stranded in the event due to road blockage. 16 motorists were transported by ambulance and 11 motorists were transported by a Laramie County School District bus to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Six of those injured were critical to serious leg or spine injuries. No fatalities were reported from this event.
This video, shot earlier today as collisions on Interstate 80 began between Laramie and Cheyenne, was shared with County 10 by Sherzod Kutfiddinov.
Jack White of the blues-influenced rock band White Stripes, and The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather, could be coming to Wyoming in the near future.
(Wyoming) – Thank you to Jerry Williams for sharing this video of the I-80 crash this afternoon. We are thankful that he is safe and wasn’t injured in the crash.
(Laramie, Wyo.) – Lander’s Tanner Simpson, number two on the Wyoming Cowboys Depth Chart at Wide River X, is featured in the latest WyoVision video.
Three major vehicle pileups near mile post 342 on Interstate 80 on both the east and westbound sides currently have I 80 closed between Cheyenne and Laramie. Blizzard conditions were present at the time of the crashes that involved approximately 40 – 50 commercial vehicles and 20 passengers vehicles between the three pileups.
(Riverton, Wyo. ) – Pending board approval on April 28th, the new Riverton High School Boy’s Basketball Coach will be Stuart Mullins, RHS Activities Director and Assistant Principal Jeremy Hill said today in a news release.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) –UPDATE: PR Manager Kathy Baker at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center reported that it is still unknown to her staff how many vehicles were involved in the pileup but they have an Incident Command Center set up.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Nearly several dozen customers of Rocky Mountain Power were without electricity for about 5.5 hours Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The cause was a blown transformer at North Broadway and East Sunset that caught a power pole on fire.