Riverton, Wy – There are three finalists to replace Bob Peck in the Wyoming Senate. Peck died March 6 in Cheyenne after taking ill during this year's legislative session. He was 82 years old. The Riverton Republican's four-year term expires next year. Yesterday (Wednesday), the Fremont County Republican Central Committee chose three finalists from 15 candidates to finish the Riverton Republican's term. The names have been submitted to the Fremont County Commission. They are:
Buffalo, Wy – Stranded high school students whose school bus was involved in an accident yesterday (Wednesday) on I-90 are being housed at a Buffalo elementary school. A winter storm has shut down the portion of the interstate between Gillette and the Montana state line. The students are from far Tongue River High School in Dayton in north-central Wyoming. They were traveling to a Family, Career and Community Leaders of America competition in Cheyenne when their bus was involved in one of two chain crashes on the slick interstate.
Laramie, Wy – The W-N-I-T championship game between Wyoming and Wisconsin on Saturday at Laramie is sold out. Wyoming Athletics Director Tom Burman says all 15-thousand tickets have been sold as of this afternoon (Thursday). Burman says more than nine-thousand tickets were sold last night (Wednesday) following the Cowgirls' triple overtime victory over Kansas State. Wyoming has been attracting record crowds during the W-N-I-T. The semifinal game against Kansas State was attended by
Sheridan, Wy – A school bus, seven tractor-trailers and other vehicles crashed in two chain collisions in snowy weather in northern Wyoming this morning (Wednesday). The crashes happened as a major spring snowstorm bears down on most of Wyoming, as well as southeastern Montana and parts of Colorado and Utah. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says four people were hurt in the crashes on Interstate 90 between Buffalo and Sheridan. One of the injuries was serious. But no one was hurt on the school bus, which was carrying 36
Laramie, Wy – The Radio-Television News Directors Association has announced that Wyoming Public Radio has won a regional Edward R. Murrow award for excellence in electronic journalism. Wyoming is in Region 3 with Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.