The Green River City Council met for its second monthly meeting on Tuesday night , and once again the meeting began with several proclamations. Mayor Hank Castillon pronounced October Breast Cancer Awareness and Cowboys Against Cancer month. Both organizations had local representatives on hand for the meeting to give presentations on what they’d accomplished this year.
Authorities say a 48-year-old man who was reported missing Sunday night has been found dead in a submerged car in a reservoir west of Gillette. Deputies found the body of Glenn Fogle on Monday afternoon, and investigators are trying to determine if a medical condition caused the Gillette man to crash into the water.
The Green River city council met Tuesday night, confirming the appointment of Bill Thompson as the interim City Administrator. I asked Thompson about his first two weeks as the then acting city administrator, “ It's a compliment they think I can still be a positive movement in Green River, and there's not a one of the Council that doesn't love this city, including myself.” The City is set to begin interviews for a new city administrator at the end of this month. You can listen to the full story below.
Image from Thompson's office at city hall.
The Bureau of Land Management Rock Springs Field Office (RSFO), in cooperation with the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce and Wyoming Department of Transportation, is inviting the public to celebrate National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help clean up areas along the base of White Mountain and up its various draws and ravines.
The RSFO event is a wonderful way for individuals, families, and youth and civic groups to learn about their public lands and help preserve the nation’s natural resources and landscapes for future generations. Registration will begin at 8:45 a.m. at the Sage Elementary School parking lot, 903 Summit Dr., Rock Springs, Wyo.
The kokanee salmon are spawning in the Green River. If you are even the slightest bit tempted to snag one of those large, red, spawning kokanee, a word to the wise - don’t...Snagging is an attempt to take a fish in such a manner that the fish does not take the hook voluntarily in its mouth. In the “old days” it was legal to snag fish and consequently, many vulnerable spawning fish were taken. Snagging fish in Wyoming is illegal.
A 28-year-old Evanston man faces charges in Utah after allegedly using his child's birthday money to buy marijuana. Morgan County deputies say the man was arrested last week after the vehicle he was riding in was pulled over on Interstate 84 outside of Morgan. Deputy Christian Peay says that several bags of marijuana were found in a backpack.
For the 400-some Jackson Hole pronghorn migrating south over Trappers Point overpasses, traversing and wintering in developed gas fields is a fact of life.
The Pinedale Anticline Project Area and Jonah gas fields have been the most well-researched developments from a wildlife-impact standpoint. Now, a proposed 220-square-mile Encana project, called the Normally Pressured Lance field has biologists and conservationists turning their heads.
U.S. customs officials have seized a dinosaur skull from a Jackson home as part of a federal Homeland Security Department investigation. The Tyrannosaurus bataar skull, also known as the Tarbosaurus, is estimated to be worth between $250,000 and $400,000. Federal officials have declined to provide any details about the case, saying it remains under investigation. The Tarbosaurus is an Asian species that lived about 70 million years ago. It's closely related to Tyrannosaurus rex. Federal officials recently seized a nearly complete Tarbosaurus skeleton that was sold at auction in New York and arrested a Florida man for illegally importing dinosaur fossils. It's unclear whether there's any connection between the Jackson skull and the New York case.
The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund is accepting applications for grant money to support arts, culture and historic resources in the state. The fund can provide funding for a range of projects, including visual arts, performing arts, crafts, literature and architectural preservation. Applications are due April 1 for projects beginning after July 1 and the fund will accept another round of applications later in the year.
The economy in Sweetwater County continues to look strong as the un-employment rate continues to be one of the lowest in Wyoming. According to the Wyoming Department of Workforce services, Sweetwater Counties un-employmet rate in December stood at 4.2 percent, the same as November, and down from 4.5 percent at the same time last year. The workforce in the county is over 24,800, down slightly from November. The statewide un-employment rate stood at 5.0 percent. The national rate is 7.6 percent. The lowest rate in the state continues to be Sublette county, at 3.6 percent. The highest rate is Teton county at 7.3 percent.