Wyo4News Mid-Day Recap: February 28, 2022


February 28, 2022 — Here is a recap of this morning’s top Wyo4News stories.

**** Did you know only .07 of the world’s population was born on February 29. Around 205,000 people in the U.S. are leap year babies. If you’re a leap year baby, when do you celebrate?

**** With the war activities currently going on in Ukraine, and economic sanctions being applied to Russia, economists are warning that higher fuel prices could be coming our way soon. According to the website gasbuddy.com, local Rock Springs and Green River prices of regular-grade gasoline prices remain in the $3.29 to $3.40 range. Gasbuddy.com is reporting the cheapest gas in the state is $2.95 per gallon in Cheyenne. The state’s highest gas prices are found in Teton County, priced up to $3.75 per gallon for regular. The state’s average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline is $3.43 as of Sunday.

**** Wyoming Game and Fish is reminding hunters that applications for resident bighorn sheep, mountain goat, and moose licenses are due to the WGF before midnight next Monday, February 28. The month-long wild bison application period opens on March 1. All applicants must apply online with a user name and password at the Wyoming Game and Fish website.

**** Rock Springs Animal Control is now accepting applications for their spring and fall/winter intern/scholarship program. Interested District #1 seniors or current Western Wyoming Community College students are welcome to apply. The successful applicant will receive a $2,500 stipend/scholarship for the semester funded by BOCES. You can learn more at the Rock Springs Police Department Facebook page.


**** The Wyoming Cowboy basketball team will be home tonight against San Diego State in a key Mountain West Conference matchup. Broadcast time will be at 6:30 p.m. with tip-off at 7 p.m. on WyoRadio’s 99.7 JACK-FM and 99KSIT.com. The Cowgirls will wrap up their regular season Wednesday night by hosting Colorado State.

**** Congratulation is going out to area wrestlers who won state championships Saturday night in Casper. Green River’s Kale Knezovich and Thomas Dalton won their 3A weight state titles, while Broc Fletcher of Rock Springs won his weight division in the 4A state tournament. Lyman’s Stefton Douglas won his 3A weight class, completing an undefeated season and earning a fourth state championship.

**** On Saturday, the Farson-Eden boys basketball team qualified for the 1A state basketball tournament. The Pronghorn will be the West #3 team and will open play Thursday at noon against Southeast.

Other area high school teams will begin their Regional Tournaments this Thursday. The 4A West Regional will be in Riverton, with the 3A West Regional being played in Powell.