The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared several Wyoming counties eligible for federal disaster assistance because of drought conditions. Farmers and ranchers in Hot Springs, Fremont, Park and Washakie counties may qualify for emergency loans. The qualify, applicants must have suffered at least a 30% loss of their production per acre or normal animal production, based on an average of the three years immediately preceding the disaster year. The Agriculture Department designated March 1 as the beginning of the drought.
A 32 year old Rock Springs man is dead, and a 22 year old man has been arrested and charged with first degree murder. The Rock Springs police department is reporting that 32 year old Andrew Klakken died from a single gun shot wound suffered Friday night at the Imperial apartment complex in Rock Springs. The department says Kyle Lawrence was arrested and charged with murder. Police say they arrived at the complex Friday night after a 911 call.