Archive - Jul 31, 2012

Governor Views Impacts of Two Wildfires

Governor Mead views the damage from the Squirrel Creek Fire. (Photo Courtesy of the Governor's Office)
The Governor talks with officials at the site of the Oil Creek Fire near Newcastle. ( Photo Courtesy of the Governor's Office)

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead spent Tuesday traveling to Weston and Albany Counties to get a firsthand glimpse of the devastation caused by two of the largest wildfires that have burned so far this year in Wyoming.

Private Giving to UW Exceeds $40 Million

Private giving to the University of Wyoming for the fiscal year ending June 30th exceeded 40-million dollars for the second year in a row.

Battery Citations Lead to Administrative Leave for RMA Employees

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Two employees of Rocky Mountain Ambulance have been put on administrative leave until further notice after being cited for Battery Monday. Alex Carmody and Brand Stewart were cited for allegedly injuring a 75-year-old Sheridan County man in mid July.

Johnson County Fair Results: Cat Show

The results from the 2012 Johnson County Fair Cat Show from Monday are:

No Senior Champions.
Champion Junior Cat Showman: Libby Poley.
Reserve Champion: None.

Dale Yelton

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Dale Yelton, 69, of Dayton, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2012 at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, MT.

Services for Dale will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the Dayton Community Church with Pastor Dennis Goodwin officiating.

Online condolences may be written at

Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Weather Service Issues Update On The Fire West Of Buffalo

The National Weather Service issued an update on wildfires in the state this morning, including the fire west of Buffalo in the Bighorn Mountains that has been burning since Monday.

James Crain

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Graveside funeral services for James Crain, 79 year old Pueblo, Colorado man who passed away June 22nd in Pueblo will be held Saturday, August 11th at 10:00 a.m. at Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo, Wyoming with Pastor Clay Alexander officiating. Donations in Mr. Crain’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N.


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Mass of Christian Burial for Bernard Leppink, 95, who passed away on July 21, 2011 and his wife Mina Leppink, 84, who passed away on March 21, 2006, will be celebrated Tuesday August 14th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. from the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo, Wyoming with Father Pete Johnson as celebrant.

Ambre Energy Files Counterclaim On Cloud Peak Energy

Ambre Energy North America, Inc. and one of its subsidiaries, KCP, Inc., filed a counterclaim against Cloud Peak Energy, Inc. and its subsidiary, Western Minerals, LLC.