Archives for June 2017

2 People Injured By Byson In Yellowstone

Two people received injuries after being “butted” by a bison in Yellowstone National Park. 74 year-old Theodore Schrader and Patsy Holmes, 72, from Heber City, Utah, were taking photographs on a boardwalk at Mud Volcano, when a bison approached them.
The bison butted Holmes, who then fell into Schrader. Park rangers evacuated the couple from the trail, and they were taken to the Lake Clinic. Mr. Schrader had minor injuries. Mrs. Holmes was taken by Life Flight to Idaho Falls. She was in stable condition

Record Catfish Caught in Flaming Gorge Reservoir

There’s a new state record for catfish. Rock Springs angler Christian Cosby was fishing near Anvil Draw on Flaming Gorge Reservoir when he hauled in a channel catfish. According to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, it weighed 28.52 pounds, measured 39 inches long, and had a girth of 23.25 inches. He was using a six pound test line.
Another Rock Springs angler held the previous state record for channel catfish, Don Ackerman’s weighed just under 28 pounds.

Windstorm Clean-up

Clean-up continues in Laramie following Tuesday’s windstorm. City staff is coordinating efforts with Albany County Emergency Management and local utility companies. Residents are advised to be very cautious around damaged trees and downed power lines. For the next two weeks, City crews will pick up branches for residents that are brought to the curb and properly cut to a reasonable size. They can also be dropped off at LaBonte Park, the Aragon Complex and the landfill.

Murder Suspect at Large

A suspect wanted in connection with a murder investigation in Cheyenne remains at large. Police say that 57-year-old Emigdio Lara was living in the basement of a residence on Central Avenue. That’s where 21-year-old Victoria Juarez was found dead Monday morning. The two had been dating. Juarez had injuries consistent with blunt force trauma, strangulation, as well as several lacerations. Anyone with knowledge of Emigdio Lara’s whereabouts is asked to contact Cheyenne Police.

Wyoming ranks 33rd In Affordable Renting

The cost of living continues to rise in the state, especially for renters. A new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition estimates that the average Wyoming worker will need to make $15.80 per hour in order to rent a two-bedroom home.
Luckily, rental rates in Wyoming are well below the national average, ranking 33rd in the study.
The report estimates that 31% of Wyoming households are renters.

Hawaii has the highest rent-to-income ratio in the country, while Arkansas has the most affordable rental market in the country. There, a worker would “only” need to earn $13.72 per hour to rent a home.

Windstorm In Laramie Downs Trees,Powerlines

A windstorm bringing gusts of up to 90 mph blew through Laramie yesterday, June 27. The winds brought down several trees and power lines.

Windy Wyoming

Strong, gusty winds are again in the forecast for southeastern Wyoming along with afternoon thunderstorms. On Tuesday, winds caused damage in Laramie with trees and street signs blown over and power outages. Trees were also damaged in Cheyenne, where crews had just finished cleaning up the trees after the snow storm in May. And, because of high winds, three Southwest flights from Denver were diverted to Cheyenne Regional Airport, where they were grounded for 45 minutes as the storm cleared.

Laramie Leak & Evacuation

A gas leak in Laramie and a request from Alban County Emergency Management have prompted Red Cross of Wyoming to open an Evacuation Center. The leak occurred on Lyons Street on Monday. The Laramie Fire Department ordered the evacuation of some 20 to 50 homes between Shields and Reynolds on 9th and 11th Street. The Evacuation Center is located at the Laramie Parks and Recreation Center, on Boulder Drive.

Wyoming 9th Most Expensive State for Beer Sales

Wyoming is the 9th most expensive state in America to buy beer.
The study compared the average price for a 24-pack of Bud Light and Miller Lite at both urban and rural outlets across the country.
in Wyoming, the average price is $20.46. that same 24-pack IN NEBRASKAis nearly $4 cheaper.
Nebraska ranked 10th among the cheapest states for beer drinkers.
Michigan boasts the lowest beer prices, averaging $14.62 for a 24-pack. Pennsylvania has the most expensive beer in America, with an average price of $21.98 per case.

Man Shot By Police after Disturbance in Washakie County

A shooting in northern Wyoming critically injured a man during a disturbance on Sunday
Washakie County sheriff’s office and the Worland Police Department entered a home late Sunday night and encountered a man with a baseball bat. One of the officers was knocked unconscious, and the other shot the man in the abdomen as he approached.
Both officers were treated at a local medical center, and the suspect was flown to Billings in critical condition. His name has not been released.