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Rushing Attack and Defense Powers Pokes Past Griz, 17-12

LARAMIE, Wyo. (Aug. 30, 2014) – Junior Shaun Wick rushed for 134 yards and redshirt sophomore D.J. May added 96 on the ground to guide the University of Wyoming football team to a season-opening 17-12 victory over Montana on Saturday afternoon in War Memorial Stadium. The Cowboys also rolled out an improved defense, holding the Griz to just 42 yards on the ground, the lowest total for a UW opponent since 2008.

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Today’s Obituaries: Britain

phyllis britain(Shoshoni, Wyo.) – Phyllis Britain, 87, of Lysite, died on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at the Help for Health Hospice Home. A funeral will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014, at 1:30 pm at the Shoshoni Senior Citizens Center. A viewing will be held a half-hour before the service. Burial will take place on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at the Riverview Memorial Gardens in Worland at 2:00 pm. View the full obituary here.

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C.W.S.A after-school skate jam a success; Skate park fundraising update

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association is helping younger generations get into the extreme sports by teaching the tricks of the trade. “It’s amazing,” says Matt Wright of C.W.S.A “Every time I come to the park I see someone new that I have never seen before.”

Injury Prevention Resources handed out free helmets to the new comers before they got a first hand lesson in basic and more advanced techniques from C.W.S.A. volunteers. But the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association hopes they won’t have to skate here for much longer. For 2 and half years they have been fundraising to build a new concrete skate park. A park that organizers say is desperately needed.

“The better the facility, the more kids are going to be excited about the sport and improve at their skill” says Wright. The majority of the jumps and ramps at the park where built by C.W.S.A volunteers, many of which need to be replaced and fixed up every 6 months or so. “The concrete parks that are built to last about 30 years with no maintenance.” Wright says.  

The group has raised 1 hundred and 20 thousand out of 2 hundred and 75  thousand dollars and has more fundraising events planned for the future including a skate park contest with prizes Saturday september 20th. Organizers say they hope to have half of the new park built by next June.

By Media Partner Michael Sevren of K2TV

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Today’s weather: Breezy in the south, seasonal temperatures, thunderstorms in the afternoon

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The National Weather Service in Riverton said today that it will be breezy across Sweetwater and Natrona Counties, with scattered late day showers and thunderstorms across Central and Western Wyoming. There could be snow above 8,500 feet.  See today’s Weather Story above, and the synopsis below:

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Fans heading to Laramie today will face road construction projects

(Laramie, Wyo.) – Fans traveling to the Cowboys football opener this weekend are advised of possible delays as they approach Laramie.

East of town on I-80, the Remount interchange bridge is being worked on, thus reducing westbound traffic for a short stretch to single lane. Speeds are reduced to 65 miles per hour.

A mill and overlay is in progress on I-80 between the Otto Road and Round Top interchanges. Expect single lane travel with speeds reduced to 65 mph for 10 miles.

Concrete slab repair is underway on I-80 from Round Top to South Greeley Highway in Cheyenne. This affects both lanes where speed is reduced to 65 mph.Crews may be working at spot locations, reducing speeds to 45 MPH for a short distance.

Also east of Laramie on the interstate, a mill and overlay is in progress between the Happy Jack and Vedauwoo interchanges. For six miles in that area both eastbound and westbound travel is reduced to single lanes. Speeds are reduced to 65 mph.

West of Laramie, a mill and overlay is in progress between the Curtis Street and Herrick Lane Interchanges. Traffic is head-to-head and speeds are reduced to 65 mph in that area.

Much further west of Laramie is a mill and overlay in progress near Sinclair. In both lanes, the speed limit is reduced to  45 mph during the day and 65 mph the rest of the time.

Perhaps most significant change to visitors will be right in town with the look and function of the newly reconstructed Grand Avenue between 15th and 21st Streets. Several left hand turns have been eliminated, a median installed, and pedestrian crossings updated.

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Cowgirl Volleyball Begins 2014 with Sweep of Washington State

MISSOULA, Mont. (Aug. 29, 2014) – Behind a career high 14 kills from sophomore Kayla Slofkiss, the Wyoming Volleyball team opened up the 2014 season with a three-set win (25-20, 29-27, 25-23) over Pac-12 foe Washington State on Friday night in Missoula. The Cowgirls now have an eight-match winning streak dating back to last season.