March 8, 2022 — Here is a recap of this morning’s local Wyo4News stories.
**** We will be under a winter weather advisory from 5 p.m. today until 5 p.m. Wednesday. The National Weather Service in Riverton is stating the Rock Springs and Green River area may see snow totals of one to three inches during that period. Travel could also be challenging due to wind gusts of 35 mph causing blowing snow and low visibility.
Colder weather is also on the way with the approaching cold front that will hit the area tonight. After a daytime high today of 32, we will cool to 11 tonight with Wednesday high around 20. Wednesday night’s low could be near 5 below with Thursday’s high being 16 with another below zero night on Thursday. We could warm to the mid-20s by Friday and upper 30s and maybe 40s by the weekend.
**** Spring plowing of oversnow roads has begun in Yellowstone National Park and will continue through the month. Visitors are advised that all oversnow travel will end for the season next Tuesday, March 15. Some of the current oversnow roads will reopen to automobile travel on April 15.
**** According to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, nearly twice as many grizzly bear captures and relocation events occurred in 2021 compared to 2020. The report released Monday showed conflicts with livestock also increased in 2021. Last year 45 grizzly bears were captured, most of them being adult males. That compares to 26 grizzly captures and relocations in 2020.
**** If you are a fan of the Longmire books or television show you will be happy to hear that “Longmire Days” are back on the events calendar in Buffalo, Wyoming. After not happening the past couple of years due to COVID, organizers yesterday stated the event will take August 18-21. No word yet on the guestlist for this year’s “Longmire Days”, but in the past, many of the stars of the TV series have attended along with author Craig Johnson.
**** The Wyoming Cowgirls lost 51-38 to Colorado State last night in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament in Las Vegas. The Cowgirls led 35-32 going after three quarters but were outscored 19-3 in the final quarter. The Cowgirls finished the year 15-12 and now will wait to see if a post-season tournament will be extended.
Wyoming Cowboys basketball will open their Mountain West Conference Tournament play on Thursday afternoon against UNLV.
On Monday, the Cowboys Hunter Maldonado and Graham Ike were named to the All-Mountain West Conference First Team by members of the media.