Wyo4News Mid-Day Recap: June 24, 2021

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

Local News:

***** We have a chance of isolated showers or thunderstorms later this afternoon and into the evening hours. Cooler with a high of 77. Another good chance of afternoon and nighttime showers on Friday with a high of 72. Here is your seven-day forecast here.

(Full moon tonight – Strawberry moon in the U.S. and the Honey Moon in Europe)

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**** Yesterday, it was announced, Governor Mark Gordon has relaunched the Wyoming Meat Processing Expansion Grant Program. This means the Wyoming Department of Agriculture will continue to provide support for Wyoming meat processing facilities and Wyoming citizens impacted by supply chain disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the Governor has allocated up to $2 million in Federal CARES Act funds for the program.

**** The Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce held their first meeting recently in Casper. Sweetwater County resident Josh Coursey was elected to serve as one of the co-chairmen of the group. Coursey is the executive director of the Muley Fanatic Foundation. The other co-chair is Rusty Bell of Campbell County.

The Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce was formed this past January and will study top-priority wildlife policy issues facing the state relating to the allocation of hunting opportunities, sportsperson access, and other issues identified by the Taskforce.

**** Due to scheduled work being done by All West Communications, Rock Springs  Animal Control, Rock Springs Fire Station Headquarters, City of Rock Springs Water Reclamation Facility, and the Family Recreation Center, will not have phone service or internet service for the majority of the day today. If you need to contact the Family Rec Center for an emergency, you are asked to call the Rock Springs City Hall who can relay a message via a City cell phone. Phone and internet service should be back to normal Friday.

**** If you are going to Cheyenne Frontier Days this year, you will not be allowed to wear a backpack, fanny pack, or carry a purse. A new Clear Bag Policy will be in effect. Guests may only bring in one maximum size 12” x  6” x 12” clear bag per person to any event. Also allowed, a one-gallon Ziploc type, clear freezer bag, and small clutch bag roughly the size of your hand. Some exceptions will be made for medical purposes. Cheyenne Frontier Days runs from July 23 to August 1 this year.

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**** The Green River Downtown Street Fair is coming up this Saturday near the historic Train Depot on Railroad Avenue. The event will run Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and will feature a variety of vendors plus live music from various bands starting at 11 a.m.  The event is being put on by the Green River Urban Renewal/Main Street Agency. A list of vendors and bands can be found at Wyo4News.com.

Sports:

Latest Obituaries:

Ronald Daggett – Details 

Aaron Bradley Jereb – Details

Road Conditions: Click for Wyoming Road Report