CHEYENNE – Last week, the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) State Occupational Epidemiologist Dr. C. Mack Sewell released a report outlining workplace fatalities and their circumstances by industry for 2012. Also provided in the report are trends identified through a review of workers’ compensation claims for hospitalization, amputations, burn injuries requiring hospitalization, high medical cost claims and long-term disability.Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 07:25 Read more: Report on Workplace Fatalities, Injuries for 2012
On November 17th about 4 pm, Wyatt Pillen (age 15) of Newcastle was eastbound on WYO 450 about 14 miles west of Newcastle in Weston County when, for reasons unknown at this time, he lost control of the vehicle. Pillen over corrected the vehicles steering on two occasions before the vehicle went off the roadway and rolled 1 1/2 times. Neither Pillen nor passenger Vincent Oedekoven (age 16) of Newcastle were wearing their seat belt.Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 11:59 Read more: 15-year-old Newcastle Boy Killed In Crash
Gillette – A delegation of Wyoming legislators and municipal officials met with several local government leaders from the northwest in Seattle on Wednesday, as part of ongoing efforts to promote export of Wyoming coal and other commodities to foreign markets.
The meeting was hosted by the Northeast Wyoming Municipal Leaders Group, in conjunction with the National League of Cities meeting. Mayors from cities and towns in Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon that could be impacted by rail traffic to transport Wyoming coal to ports attended the meeting. Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013 05:51Read more: Wyoming Leaders Work to Improve Access to Foreign Markets for Wyoming Coal
November 14, 2013 — Dr. Robert Sternberg, president of the University of Wyoming, today announced that he will resign his position.
“I care a great deal about this university,” Sternberg said. “And I have come to realize that as wonderful as the University of Wyoming is, it may not be the best fit for me as president. So I tendered my resignation today to the Board of Trustees.” Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013 05:53Read more: Dr. Sternberg Done With UW