Wyo4News Morning News Roundup: April 5, 2017

Local News

  • Local Group Invests in Green River’s Tomahawk Hotel: A group of local investors has purchased the Tomahawk Hotel in Green River and is currently working to remodel the second and third floors of the building. Green River Opportunities Wyoming, also called GRoWYO, LLC, purchased the Tomahawk on March 31, 2017 with plans to develop the building for the community. GRoWYO is a newly formed company of private investors with ties to Sweetwater County communities. More information here.
  • Rock Springs Resident Dies in Crash Near Cheyenne: A Rock Springs resident died in a crash near Cheyenne on Sunday. According to Wyoming Highway Patrol, 39-year-old Gary Osborn of Rock Springs died in a crash that occurred on Sunday at 11:50 p.m. on Interstate 25 at mile post 15 near the northern city limits of Cheyenne. More information here.

  • BLM Pinedale Requests Information On Large Dump Site: The Bureau of Land Management Pinedale Field Office Ranger Cody Martin is requesting assistance to identify the subject(s) responsible for a large dump site on public land near the Rocky Mountain Power Chimney Butte Substation and Calpet Road in southwest Sublette County.  Based on the size of the dump site, illegal dumping has been taking place for months or years. More information here.
  • Sweetwater County Commissioners Proclaims April As Sexual Assault Awareness Month: During their regularly scheduled meeting, members of the Sweetwater County Commission approved the month of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month for Sweetwater County. More information here.
  • Commander Keslar Honored For Forty Years Of Service: Rock Springs City Council members honored Rock Springs Commander Matt Keslar for his forty years of service. More information here.

National News

(Via ABC News)

  • Republicans not rushing to renew effort to repeal Obamacare
    Congressional Republicans continue to discuss various proposals for renewing their efforts to repeal Obamacare, but House Speaker Paul Ryan says it’s too early to talk about specifics.  Ryan, R-WI, on Tuesday, told reporters that discussions among lawmakers were “at the concept stage right now.”  The White House has been trying to revive Republican “repeal and replace” efforts — President Trump discussed the matter with Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, over the weekend, and Vice President Mike Pence held a closed-door meeting with members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus on the matter Monday.  But Raul Labrador, R-ID, after a GOP caucus Tuesday morning said not to expect any legislation soon.  “I think it would be a mistake to rush it,” he said.
  • Susan Rice says it’s ‘absolutely false’ that Obama officials unmasked names for political purposes
    Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice says it’s “absolutely false” that Obama administration officials unmasked names of Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign and transition team members for political purposes. More information here.

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