Two teen girls from Kemmerer are dead after a crash on an icy stretch of highway. The Wyoming Highway Patrol said Monday that 18-year-old Moeniqa (MON'-i-ka) Produit and 13-year-old Michelle Allen died in the crash Saturday afternoon on U.S. Highway 20/26 50 miles west of Casper.
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Sgt. Stephen Townsend Produit was driving a 2002 Buick LeSabre with Allen and two other passengers on board in light snow when lost control when she tried to slow down because of a jackknifed horse trailer blocking part of the road. She crossed into oncoming traffic and a Toyota Tundra pickup hit her car. Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 December 2013 06:07
The Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service today released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Wyoming Sage-Grouse Resource Management Plan/Land Use Plan Amendments for the Rawlins, Rock Springs, Kemmerer, Pinedale, Casper and Newcastle RMPs; as well as the Thunder Basin National Grassland and Bridger-Teton and Medicine Bow National Forests Land Use Plans. This release opens a 90-day public comment period that will close March 24, 2014.
The Draft Land Use Plan Amendment/Environmental Impact Statement (LUP/DEIS) considers four possible management alternatives for maintaining and increasing habitat for Greater Sage-Grouse on BLM and Bridger-Teton and Medicine Bow National Forest and the Thunder Basin National Grassland in Wyoming. The BLM and the Forest Service have been working closely with cooperating agencies to incorporate local expertise and information. Public involvement in reviewing this draft is the next important step. Last Updated on Friday, 27 December 2013 09:52Read more: BLM and Forest Service Sage-Grouse Management Release
Need financial assistance to help finalize your history project? The Wyoming State Historical Society is once again offering cash grants to people involved in research activities based on various aspects of the state’s history. The grants, ranging from $100.00 up to $1500.00 are awarded based on applications submitted to the Society’s Lola Homsher Endowment Fund Committee. The deadline is February 28, 2014 with applicants notified of the results in the spring.
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Committee chair Tamsen Hert said this is an exciting opportunity for amateur and professional historians and could be the financial impetus to further research on a wide range of subjects. “Each year we receive applications from individuals involved in writing books, conducting oral histories or even restoration projects. The Society is pleased to be able to assist researchers advance their efforts with these funds,” said Hert. Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2013 10:47
In the early morning hours of December 19th, Rocky Mountain Ambulance and Sheridan Police Department officers responded to Rails Brews and Cues on Broadway in Sheridan for a reported altercation. A man had suffered a laceration to his neck and was transported to Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Initially, police had a suspect in mind, but were unable to locate him. The department arrested 29-year-old Anthony Deflavis on Monday in Sheridan County on charges of Aggravated Assault and Battery. Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 10:40Read more: Sheridan PD Makes Arrest After Man's Neck Cut