UPDATE at 7:03 a.m. County10.com has confirmed the railroad cars were empty cars parked along a siding and not from a moving freight train. The Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Office also confirmed that no train traffic is being allowed through the canyon at this point (obviously). The HSCSO also indicated the BNSF has dispatched crews and equipment to begin clearing the tracks.
(Lander, Wyo.) – The 2015 recipient of the Jefferson Award Foundation’s honor for public service is Lander’s Margaret Appleby.
(Casper, Wyo.) – The Natural Resources Conservation Service reported Tuesday morning that Wyoming’s snow water equivalent is “roughly half of the snow pack last year at this time.”
Today’s Obituaries include Tina Mary Salas.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Red Flag Warnings have been posted for most of Northern and Eastern Wyoming and the Wind River Basin today by the National Weather Service as strong winds and low humidity are expected over a large area of the Northern Plains.
(Lakewood, Colo.) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is seeking public comment on a proposal to designate the State of Wyoming as a special area for the reintroduction of black-footed ferrets, which are federally listed as endangered. The proposal would increase management flexibility and lessen regulatory requirements related to future ferret reintroductions in the state.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – As a long and severe flu season winds down across the state, Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) representatives say at least 26 resident deaths have been linked to influenza across the state since October.
(Ethete, Wyo.) – George Shakespeare age 27, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. He was born April 9, 1987 in Salt Lake City, UT the son of George and Mavis Hardin Shakespeare.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – One of the facts in this year’s City of Riverton’s annual report is that the city generates over a half-million dollars a month with its utility billings.
(Sheridan, Wyo.) – Sheridan legislator Rep. John Patton passed away Sunday, April 5th of complications from a blocked artery.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Two seagulls balanced each other on a double street light in Riverton this past week. (County10.com photo)
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The first VFW Post 3628 Family Easter Egg Hunt at Sunset Park in Riverton drew a big crowd today and it only took about 10 minutes for the little kids to scoop up the 250 or so eggs.
(Laramie, Wyo.) – According to multiple media reports in Oklahoma, North Dakota and Wyoming, the University of Wyoming wrestling team could be headed to join the Big 12 Conference, along with the five other members of the current Western Wrestling Conference.
(Lander, Wyo.) – The Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board is pleased to announce a free oral history workshop, hosted by the Fremont County Pioneer Museum in Lander, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 2. Please contact the Museum of the American West at 307-335-8778 to register for the workshop.
(Laramie, Wyo.) — Visitors to the Harry C. Vaughan University of Wyoming Planetarium will not only be treated to programs about Jupiter and Neptune under the dome in April. They will be able to go outside and observe the night skies as well, perhaps catching a glimpse of those planets.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Fire Weather Watch has been cancelled and it was replaced with a Red Flag Warning today by the National Weather Service Forecast Office at Riverton Regional Airport.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Riverton Municipal Court discharged nearly $4,500 in fines during the past month from defendants who have died.
(Laramie, Wyo.) – The University of Wyoming announced today a transformational investment of $15 million from Hess Corporation, bringing its total investment in UW since 2013 to $25 million.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Police Chief Mike Broadhead has released the annual report of the RPD, which shows a dramatic decrease in public intoxication arrests and a decrease in the overall number of calls received during the past year. Several sections of the report are copied below:
Riverton, Wyo. – The National Weather Service at Riverton Regional Airport reports that high pressure will build across the region today and bring partly cloudy skies and warmer weather to the Cowboy state. The NPS said winds will pick up east of the divide on Saturday with warmer temperatures expected across the state that could increase the wildfire danger across Central and Southern Wyoming.