Wyo4News Mid-Day Recap: January 26, 2022

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January 26, 2022 — Here is a recap of this morning’s top Wyo4News stories.

**** Thank you to all who donated blood Monday and Tuesday for the Blood Drive Challenge between Rock Springs and Green River High School. Blood donations are closed to the public but will be taking place today at Rock Springs High School for students and staff and tomorrow for Green River High School students and staff. The winning school will be announced on February 3 at the Rock Springs/Green River basketball games. The event is sponsored in part by WyoRadio.

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**** Western Wyoming Community College has received a $5,000 donation from Rocky Mountain Power in support of their new Powerline Technology Program. Western offers the only Powerline program in the state which teaches employment opportunities with rural electric cooperatives, municipal and private utility companies, and private contractors.

**** The deer population within the city limits of Green River appears to be stable. According to Green River Police Chief of Police Tom Jarvie, several officers and volunteers did the visual count last Thursday morning throughout the eight sections of the Green River. While the deer count this year was lower than the last few years, there were some notable changes in where the deer were found this year.  There were significantly fewer deer found in the Hutton Heights area than in previous years and significantly more in the area that included Pioneer Park.  Jarvie added the GRPD had just six vehicle/deer mishaps reported in 2021.

**** The YWCA of Sweetwater County’s “Bowls for Caring” fundraiser has recently started up and will continue with their onsite bowl painting parties until April 3. The local YWCA will provide the ceramics, paint, stencils, and other accessories and give the painting parties to paint cereal bowls, large cups, and spoon rests. The YWCA staff then fire the items in their kiln. The cost is $15 price per painted item. Contact the YWCA for details and arrangements.

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 **** The Wyoming Cowboys saw their six-game winning streak end last night with a 65-62 road loss at league-leading Boise State. The Pokes led the 60-58 with 2:46 to play, but could not prevail. Boise State has now won 13 straight games. The Cowboys will return to the court on Friday when they travel to Air Force.

The Wyoming Cowgirls will host Boise State tonight. Broadcast time is 6 p.m. with tip-off at 6:30 p.m. on WyoRadio’s 1360/103.5 KRKK and at 1360KRKK.com.

In area sports today, Mountain View will host Cokeville in wrestling.