September 21, 2021 — Here is a recap of this morning’s Wyo4News top local news stories.
**** Yesterday, Wyo4News reported that the Bridger Coal Company mine near Point of Rocks in Sweetwater County will cease operations on or after November 19 this year. According to the letter sent to Rock Springs Mayor Tim Kaumo by Pacific Minerals, Inc, owners of the mine, 94 workers will be affected by this closure. Bridger Coal Company was founded in 1973.
The Bridger Coal Company mine closing will be one of the items on tonight’s Rock Springs City Council meeting agenda. That meeting gets underway at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The Green River City Council will also be meeting in regular sessions tonight. Agendas for both can be found at Wyo4News.com.
**** The 2021 Cowboys Against Cancer November 6 fundraiser has been canceled. According to a Facebook post, the benefit banquet is being canceled due to the recent surge of Delta variant cases in the area. Organizers stated in the post, “With the number of immune compromised people that ordinarily attend Cowboys Against Cancer, it was just too great a risk to everyone’s health and safety.”
**** The number of first-time students from Wyoming attending the University of Wyoming has grown by 11.5 percent this fall. But overall, UW’s total enrollment is down 3% from last year. School officials say this is due to a drop in out-of-state students who are choosing to continue their education closer to their homes. According to census figures, there are 11,479 students enrolled at UW for the first semester.
**** The Rock Springs Historical Museum will be offering a Walking Tour of the Rock Springs Cemetery this Friday. The tour will begin at 4:00 pm at the directory located at the center of the cemetery. There is no cost for the tour, which will last at least an hour. You are advised to wear comfortable footwear and reminded that pets are not allowed in the cemetery.
**** It’s day two of the Green River High School Homecoming. This evening, the bonfire will take place at 7 p.m. at the high school. The homecoming parade will take place tomorrow afternoon at 4:30.