Wyo4News Mid-Day Recap: June 30, 2021


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

Local News:

***** We will be partly sunny today with a chance of some isolated showers. High today at 81. On Thursday, we have a 30% chance of afternoon showers with a high of 82. Mostly sunny Friday with another 20% chance of showers. High – 84


**** Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon and Secretary of State Ed Buchanan have sent a letter to the National Rifle Association inviting them to move the NRA headquarters from their current home in Fairfax, Virginia, to the Cowboy State. The letter highlights Wyoming’s business-friendly tax environment, eager workforce, and the population’s strong support for Second Amendment rights. Both the Governor and the Secretary are members of the NRA.

**** Yesterday, the City of Green River reported that the Water Quality Division of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality had informed the City they have no concerns in regards to the existing Green River Wastewater Treatment Plant. The current facility was built in 1962.

Green River plans to replace the facility in the near future, with construction scheduled to start in the Spring of 2022. The new Waste Water Treatment Plant will be located next to the current facility.

**** Tonight’s free Concert in the Park at Bunning Park will feature Max Shay-Shun. The concert will get underway at 7.  Thursday night’s free Concert at the Clocktower in Green River has Jim and I playing also beginning at 7 p.m.

**** Dip, Dodge, and Slide will once again be taking place at the Century West Park Pool in Rock Springs. The free event will run from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The Blairtown pool will be closed today, but the Washington pool will be open at regular hours.


**** The 4th of July fireworks will be taking place again this year in Rock Springs and Green River. Both displays will begin at 10 a.m. The Rock Springs display will originate from the east side of the Sweetwater Events Complex, while the Green River display will be shot from the Wastewater Treatment facility. The Buckboard Marina will also have fireworks beginning at 10 p.m.

WyoRadio will be providing music for the displays beginning at 10 p.m. on 96.5 FM Q96 and 99.7 JACK-FM.

The Rock Springs fireworks display was made possible by monetary contributions from WyoRadio, Infinity Power and Controls, Kelly’s Convenience Centers, the Spicer Family Foundation, Sweetwater Speedway, and the City of Rock Springs.

Private fireworks in Sweetwater County can be shot off, but only on private property, but not within the city limits of Rock Springs and Green River. Both the Rock Springs and Green River Police Departments will be enforcing the law, and violators will be cited.


**** If you’re looking to play some golf on the Fourth, the White Mountain Golf Course will be holding an event on Sunday evening. The four-person, the nine-hole scramble will begin at 6 p.m. There is an 18-team limit with a $10 per player fee. Call the White Mountain Golf Course for sign-up information.

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