Laramie, WY – Wyoming women's coach Joe Legerski has landed a fourth high school recruit.
The latest prep athlete to give the Cowgirls a verbal commitment is Brenna Freeze of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The 5-foot-11 guard/wing averaged nearly 14 points, about eight rebounds, three assists and three steals in her junior year last year.
Freeze shot 53 percent from the field overall and 41 percent from the 3-point arc. Freeze was recruited by about two dozen other Division I and II schools before narrowing her list to Wyoming, New Mexico and North Texas.
Laramie, WY – Firefighters stopped a wind-driven wildfire that threatened a subdivision near Lander.
Rural Fire Chief Dan Oakley says the fire started at a private recreational area about 12:30 yesterday (Monday) afternoon. Strong winds of about 40 miles an hour drove it toward a subdivision and two homes were evacuated.
However, Oakley says firefighters stopped the fire short of any homes when the wind died down early in the evening. The fire was controlled by 7 p.m.
Rock Springs, Wy – A convicted killer captured in Wyoming after six days on the run remains in critical condition at University of Utah Hospital. Police say Danny Gallegos was armed when he was shot in the abdomen Saturday night after emerging from a stolen sport utility vehicle in western Wyoming. Gallegos and another convicted killer, Juan Carlos Diaz-Arevalo, were captured after an 11-mile chase on Interstate 80. Authorities say they tied up a retiree in his trailer and stole
Laramie, Wy – Residents of Clark,Wyoming say a year old gas blowout is still causing the community problems. During testing by a company looking for gas benzene ended up in the local water supply and Wyoming's Department of Environmental Quality is monitoring the situation. Residents will be attending a meeting tonight to further discuss the situation. Clark Resource Council member Deb Thomas says that it is becoming a serious concern. Thomas says chemicals blew into the air as well and she thinks the D-E-Q should monitor that as well.
Laramie, WY – May snowfall made for a promising hunting season this year. That's according to Jeff Obrecht of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. He says spring grass led to more food, nutrition and fawning in antelope and deer populations. Now Obrecht says only obstacle is more snow.
A good antelope season is underway and really the only thing that really impacts that terribly is if we get a lot of moisture which would tie up the mobility of hunters.
Rock Springs, WY – The Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office is investigating who might have attacked and injured horses in the Rock Springs area. Authorities said a number of horses north of Rock Springs were injured by a weapon that could be either a pitchfork, a machete or a gun. One horse suffered such severe injuries that it had to be put down.