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Archive for August, 2011

Fruedenthal inducted into Hall of Fame »

Former Wyoming Gov. Dave Fruedenthal will be inducted into the 2011 Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame.  Gordon Eastman (posthumously) Gearge Wrakestraw (posthumously) and Jay Lawson were also named for the Outdoor Hall of Fame.  Public service, cutting edge wildlife funding and management programs, and dedication to Wyoming’s wildlife resource are common themes for this year’s […]

Services for Aagard »

Funeral services for Rick Aagard will be Friday, Sept. 2, at 11 a.m. in the Meadows Ward LDS Chapel. Family will greet friends on Thursday, Sept. 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Schwab Mortuary in Afton and again from 9:30 to 10:45 at the church prior to the service.

Explosion near Glenrock kills three »

CONVERSE COUNTY, Wyoming (Aug. 30, 2011) – In consultation with the Converse County Sheriff’s Office and other authorities, an ongoing investigation continues to determine what caused a fatal accident at a well location in Converse County, Wyoming.  Shortly after 10 a.m. Monday, August 29, 2011, an explosion and fire involving an oil storage tank occurred […]

Grizzly attack kills Michigan man in Yellowstone »

A 59-year old man has been identified as the hiker found dead on a trail in Yellowstone National Park on Friday.  John Wallace was from the community of Chassell, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  His body was discovered Friday morning by two hikers along the Mary Mountain Trail.   The twenty-one mile long trail crosses the center […]

St. Johns offers free screenings for U.S. Vets »

Traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder cause memory problems that are prevalent among United States veterans. St. John’s Institute for Cognitive Health in Jackson, in partnership with University of Utah Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Imaging and Research in Salt Lake City, is pleased to offer an innovative clinical program that provides free […]

Lincoln County unemployment drops to 6.6% »

Despite still leading the state in percentage of unemployment, Lincoln County’s numbers dipped to 6.6 percent in July of this year according to the latest data.  Part of the improvement is based up on seasonal hiring during the summer as the county unemployment rate dropped from 7.3 percent in June to 6.6 percent in July.

Archery Shoot planned for cancer research »

Archery Unlimited will host an archery shoot this weekend to help raise money for breast cancer research. The event will take place Aug. 26-28 at 134 County Road 108 in Etna.  “All proceeds go to breast cancer research,” said Neal Kiehne, event organizer.  Cost to participate in the event is $20 per archer.

Afton police find 139 marijuana plants »

The Afton Police Department busted a marijuana growing operation in the town limits this past week.  According to police chief Randy Haderlie, the police department received information on a possible grow situation in the house.  When officers arrived at the house, the residents of the domicile admitted to having “a couple of plants” and gave […]

Services for Johnson »

Funeral services for Louise Johnson will be Thursday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m. in the Meadows Ward LDS Chapel. Family will greet friends from 9:30 to 10:45 at the church prior to the service.

Red Rock fire has claimed nearly 3,000 acres »

Jackson, Wyo. – The Red Rock Fire is burning on the Bridger-Teton National Forest approximately 26-miles northeast of Jackson and has burned 2,835 acres to date.  The fire was discovered Saturday, August 20 around 1:30pm and was determined to have been ignited by lightning. The fire was flown over last night with infra-red equipment to […]