Week of June 13, 2024

  • Water rescues and high speed pursuits

    Hannah Romero, Editor

    Local first responders and law enforcement had several eventful days last week, working together with multiple agencies on calls including water rescues and high speed pursuits. The Green River Fire Department shared information on an incident involving rescuing an adult and juvenile whose canoe had capsized in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir. At approximately 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, the Green River Fire Department (GRFD), Castle Rock Ambulance, and the Sweetwater County Sheriff's...

Knights compete in Buffalo Wild Wings Tournament

Tessa Robinson, Contributor

The Green River Knights Legion Baseball team traveled to Billings, Montana last week to compete in the Buffalo Wild Wings tournament. In the Knights' first game, they played against the Billings Blue Jays on Thursday, June 6. In the first inning, the Knights scored zero runs to Blue Jays' eight. The same 0-8 score occurred again in the second inning, with the Knights unable to get any points. The Knights managed to get on the board during the third inning, scoring one run, but stayed behind...

  • Five grizzly bear cubs make the largest litter in Yellowstone-area history

    Mike Koshmrl, WyoFile.com

    Within hours of the sighting on Wednesday, Frank van Manen caught word that there was a grizzly sow with five cubs in tow spotted in Yellowstone National Park. Five cubs following mom is so unlikely that van Manen, who leads the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, pondered an explanation. Maybe, he said, there was an adoption event: Sometimes two female siblings produce cubs in the same year, and one ends up with the other's youngsters. "We've seen that before, with adoptions taking place,"...

  • Teton Pass closed indefinitely; Gordon declares emergency

    Jasmine Hall, Jackson Hole News and Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange

    JACKSON - There's no timeline yet for how long Teton Pass will remain closed after a weekend landslide left a gaping hole in the highway linking the communities and economies of Idaho and Wyoming. But Wyoming Department of Transportation crews have pinpointed the area where the ground had been shifting under the highway, and that "acceleration of movement" has stopped, WYDOT spokesperson Stephanie Harsha said Sunday. The landslide isn't the only threat to the corridor, which shuttles goods and...

  • Cutting red tape to grow Wyo's trona industry

    Rep. Jon Conrad, Wyoming House District 19

    Wyoming is blessed to be a resource-rich state. Developing our abundant natural resources is critical to creating jobs, supporting local businesses and industries and building a stronger, more resilient economy not only in southwest Wyoming but the entire state. However, a dysfunctional federal permitting process often stands in the way of the progress we are making to explore, mine and produce the vast mineral deposits that lie just beneath our feet. Wyoming is home to the largest trona deposit in the world, covering roughly 1,300 square...

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