Wyo4News Mid-Day Recap: July 15, 2021

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Here is a recap of the top Wyo4News stories sponsored by First Bank of Wyoming

Local News:

**** Mostly sunny with a small chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. High today 89. Friday’s high will be near 90. Your local seven-day forecast.

****  Yesterday’s report from the Wyoming Department of Health showed the statewide total of COVID-19 related hospitalizations has climbed to 56, the highest total since the later part of May. Twenty-eight of those 56 hospitalizations were reported to be at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. The Wednesday afternoon WDH report showed just a single COVID-related hospitalization at Memorial of Sweetwater County.

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**** The 4th Annual Ride for the Patch Poker Run is coming up this Saturday. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the Pour House on 9th Street in Rock Springs, with kickstands up at 10 a.m. Any highway-legal vehicle is welcome to participate. A fund-raising auction will follow the poke run at 5 p.m. Monies raised will benefit injured oil field workers.

**** The Archie Hay Post 24 American Legion in Rock Springs is collecting clothing and other essential school needs for a giveaway event occurring July 24 and 25 at the Post. New or gently used clothing can be dropped off at the Post on Broadway until 6 p.m. on Monday, July 19.  In past years, the local group Four Moms did this school clothing drive but are unable to do it this year, so Post 24 stepped in.

**** The Sweetwater County Library System will present two more free performances by magician Andrew Wonder today at the Broadway Theatre. Showtimes are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

**** Thursday night’s free Concert at the Clocktower in Green River will have Many Strings playing beginning at 7 p.m. On Friday night, the Green River Parks and Rec Department will present a showing of the movie “Maya (My-ah) and The Last Dragon.”  The free movie showing will take place at Centennial Park beginning at 9 p.m. Those attending need to bring their own chairs and blankets.

**** The Rock Springs Main Street Market will take place Thursday evening in Downtown Rock Springs.

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Sports:

**** Single-game tickets are now all sale to all six of the University of Wyoming’s home football games. The home opener for the Cowboys is Saturday, Sept. 4, against Montana State.  Wyoming will also play home games against Ball State, Fresno State, New Mexico, rival Colorado State, and Hawaii. Single-game tickets can be purchased online through the UW Athletic ticket office. All Wyoming Cowboy football games will be broadcast on WyoRadio’s 99.7 JACK-FM.

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