CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead joined officials from Halliburton and the University of Wyoming to announce a major gift today. Halliburton is investing $3 million to help build a new energy and engineering research complex, called the UW High Bay Research Facility.
“We thank Halliburton for choosing the University of Wyoming. UW and all of the private partners who have come forward to date are creating a brighter future. We want to develop leading technologies to make energy production more efficient, safer and better for the environment. Halliburton is choosing to invest here. This is significant because these multi-national businesses can invest their research dollars anywhere,” Governor Mead said. Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 11:35Read more: Governor Joins Halliburton and UW to Announce Research Partnership
Kaycee – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is notifying anglers the J Bar U Reservoir is closed to public access until further notice. J Bar U Reservoir is currently enrolled in the Department’s Walk-In Fishing Program, and is identified as Powder River Drainage Walk-In Area 1. J Bar U Reservoir is located 14 miles south of Kaycee. Texaco Reservoir located to the north of J Bar U Reservoir will remain open to fishing.
Regional Access Coordinator Matt Withroder said, “J Bar U Reservoir will be closed for public access, while repairs to the dam structures can be completed. The landowner and Department are eager to get the reservoir open again for fishing access and anticipate the repair work might be completed as early as the fall of 2014.” Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 13:37Read more: J Bar U Reservoir Walk-In Fishing Area Closed Until Further Notice
Cheyenne – The overpass at mile marker #34.4, 24 miles north of Cheyenne at the Nimmo Road Interchange on Interstate 25 remains closed while WYDOT determines the extent of damage caused by an oversize load striking the bottom of the overpass on Friday.
The driver of the oversize load thought his load was under the posted height, however, it proved to be just slightly taller. The load, a large open pit mining truck, struck the bottom of the southbound side of the overpass causing major damage to the bridge girders.Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 13:36 Read more: Oversize Load Strikes & Damages Bridge Overpass
Arlington – A Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper seated in his patrol car in the median was injured this morning when his vehicle was struck as he was completing an investigation of a previous jackknifed semi tractor trailer non-injury crash.
The crash occurred approximately 1½ miles east of the Arlington Interchange on westbound Interstate 80 in Carbon County just after 8:00 a.m. Roadways in the area were icy. Variable message signs had the speed on both east and westbound lanes of the Interstate reduced to 55 MPH. Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 13:12Read more: Trooper Injured At Roadside By Driver