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Several people in the annual antler rush at Grand Teton National Park needed rescuing. Their boat capsized in the river on Friday. One horse drowned as they all went downstream.
If trustees vote to open a second high school in Gillette, then Campbell County’s school system probably has to dip into its reservers in two years. The district’s business manager predicts expenses exceeding revenue by a million dollars in two years.
Five sites in and around Lander that petroleum has affected have received recommendations for cleanup. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Storage Tank Program hired a company to review 28 sites in the area. Last year, the state had 1,600 contaminated tank sites. Since then, 1,100 have reached some resolution. The Riverton Ranger describes 420 […]
Questar has asked for a decrease of $2.5 million in its Wyoming natural gas rates. The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner reports that if the PSC approves this request, then the annual bill for the typical residential customer would drop $53 starting next month. Questar president Craig Wagstaff says abundant natural gas supplies keep reducing the price […]
The National Audubon Society and the American Bird Conservancy have designated the Ucross Foundation ranch an important bird area. This recognizes habitats as crucial for the conservation of bird populations. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the groups plan on working with the ranch to identify, monitor, and conserve the area to save birds. The designation focuses […]
One person was pulled out of a submerged vehicle in a retention pond in St Johns County early Saturday morning. The cars headlights were spotted in the water off the southbound ramp of Interstate 95 and International Golf Parkway around 3AM. Officials think the car may have been in the water as long as 20 […]
A woman remains in critical condition this morning, after a crash on Interstate 95 in St. Johns County over the weekend. 21 year old Jalaycia Hughes was driving southbound on the Interstate close to 5:30 Saturday evening, when she drove onto the shoulder just south of the International Golf Parkway exit. Deputies say she overcorrected, […]
A Creekside High School student was arrested after a gun was found in his vehicle at the school Thursday afternoon. The St. Augustine Record reports that 18 year old Griffin Hudgins had a loaded .38 caliber handgun in his SUV. A police K-9 led officers to the gun during a sniff check at the school. […]
Jessamine County high school students got a taste of driving while distracted last week. Students at both East and West Jessamine took part in the Distracted Driving Program, where they first saw a video and then tried their eyes and hands at texting while driving in a simulator. Nationwide, texting while driving is the leading […]
Danville residents may be looking at new and higher existing taxes later this year. Preliminary talks about the upcoming fiscal year budget have proposed increasing property tax revenue and creating a new motor vehicle tax. City leaders say a combination of stagnant tax revenues and steady inflation of the past few years have made the […]
Better late than never: a Richmond woman has been arrested several months after being indicted on drug charges. 33-year-old Kelly Tribble illegally sold oxycodone to Richmond police officers in October 2013, after which she was indicted by a grand jury on one count this past July and on two more in October, but police were […]
Several Kentucky counties have qualified for federal disaster assistance funds related to the mid-February winter storm that crippled much of the state. Jessamine County, along with Boyle and Washington counties in our area, were among those listed by the FEMA Public Assistance Program. Gov. Steve Beshear received the news late last week. Requests for disaster […]
A Woodford County student reportedly brought a knife to school last week, according to LEX 18. Superintendent Scott Hawkins said the incident occurred on Wednesday at Simmons Elementary School. The student brought the knife for show-and-tell, and no one was ever in any danger. No word on what, if any, punishment will be handed out. […]
A pickup slammed into a mobile home in Zanesville on Saturday evening. The Zanesville Times Recorder reports that it happened just past 7 pm at a house in the 2-thousand block of Old Adamsville Road. The Ford F150 ran off the road, struck a telephone pole and struck a mobile home. Both the vehicle and […]
Fire crews battled a blaze at the home of Newark Fire Chief Pat Connor on Friday. The Newark Advocate reports that that the State Fire Marshal’s office has been called in to investigate. The cause of the fire is unknown. Damage is estimated at about 125-thousand dollars. Crews from Newton Township, Newark, MaryAnn Township, Homer […]
A motorcycle rider had to be flown to the Wexner Medical Center in Columbus after a crash in Heath on Saturday afternoon. It happened around 3 pm at the intersection of Irvingwick Drive East and state highway 79. Two motorcycles and a car were involved in the wreck.
The Red Cross has stepped up to help a family that lost their home to a fire over the weekend. The fire brokeout just past 10 am on Saturday in the 200 block of Sunset Drive in Monroe Township. The Newark Advocate reports that family members were not in the house when the fire started, […]
Over 600-people turned out Saturday for the Hodding Carter Memorial YMCA’s 11th annual Cotton Classic. Saturday’s Classic included a 10K run, 5K walk and 1-mile fun run. The fun run attracted close to 400-children. The money raised by the Classic supports the YMCA’s Partners with Youth Campaign, offering scholarships to the YMCA for families and […]
Andrew Watson’s facing a maximum 25-years in state prison after his conviction last week for home burglary. The Daily Democrat Times reports the break in happened in April of last year, and he alleged tried to assault the female victim. It’s Watson’s second home burglary conviction in Washington County.
Greenville Police say they’ve arrested and charged 44-year old Julius Crawford with home burglary for the alleged theft of a weed eater from a home in the 700 block of East Walker Street. The Delta Daily Times reports Crawford was waiting for police when they arrived–the home’s owner was holding him at gunpoint.
Intrepid Potash has offered employees a new medical insurance plan. This plan would give them incentives to seek medical services anywhere besides Carlsbad Medical Center. It follows what the company calls extremely high medical rates at CMC. Intrepid Potash has presented this plan during its open enrollment meetings over the last month. It began open […]
Horn Hunting season’s started today. The state ban on antler collection ended yesterday, as did the seasonal closures intended to protect wildlife spending the wintrer around Jackson Hole. If you need more specific detail, contact the Bridger-Teton National Forest or Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
Wildlife managers say grizzly bear trapping will start in Grand Teton national park next week. The Jackson Hole Newa & Guide reports it’s part of a continuing hunter interaction study, and will also generate information on the grizzly populayiom in the Greater Yelloewstone Ecosystem. Park visitors are encouraged to stay away from the traps which […]
Authorities in Lake George say two more men have been charged with burglary for an alleged break in at the closed down Lakeview Hotel on Route 9N The Post Star reports New York State Police believe 21-year old Jonathan Taber and 18-year old David Taber were part of a group that got into the building […]
One week from tomorrow on May 9, the Disabled American Veterans Chapter number 19 will be hosting a community outreach from nine that morning until three that afternoon at the Legacy Inn in Artesia. The organizer says the event is for homeless veterans in the community and for those in need. He says there will […]
On Tuesday, the DOT starts working on seven miles of Bottomless Lakes Road in Chaves County. It hopes to improve the pavement and shoulders, and complete this job in two months. Please note the last part of this project requires a detour through Dexter. That is Eddy County Extension Agent Woods Houghton(How-tin). The classes start Monday afternoon and will run through May 13. Houghton says he will be assisted by Susan Dade from Artesia General Hospital. If you would like more information. You can call his office in Carlsbad Posted to May. 1, 2015 12:20 PM CST […]
The Eddy County Extension Office in Carlsbad will be hosting a series of cooking schools. That is Eddy County Extension Agent Woods Houghton(How-tin). The classes start Monday afternoon and will run through May 13. Houghton says he will be assisted by Susan Dade from Artesia General Hospital. If you would like more information. You […]
A death investigation in Roswell has officially closed without criminal charges. The state medical investigator has determined that David Duer died in his home last November from alcohol and health issues. Police initially thought the 43-year-old Duer might have died as a result of another man’s actions following a gathering at the house on Sherrill […]
NMMI’s board of regents has approved a budget for this fiscal year. The nearly $48 million spending plan includes small increases in staff salaries and cadet fees, but it does not include a increase in in-state tuition. The institute’s CFO says this budget represents a $2 million deduction from the previous spending plan.