Wyo4News Morning News Roundup: April 26, 2019


Here are this morning’s most recent headlines from Wyo4News with links to the stories impacting your life in Sweetwater County.




  • Former GR Student Named Outstanding PE Major Of The Year: Katie James, a 2015 graduate of Green River High School who is currently studying at the University of Wyoming, was named the Outstanding Physical Education Major of the Year by the Division of Kinesiology and Health (DKH). More information here.


  • Two Units At Jim Bridger Power Plant Candidates To Be Closed By End Of 2022: In an economic study done by PacifiCorp, it was identified that Jim Bridger Power Plants’ Unit 1 and 2 are candidates for early retirement. More information here.


  • Change of Plans: First Arrival in RS for UP’s No. 844 and No. 4014 Trains May 5: According to the Union Pacific, Big Boy No. 4014, the 4-8-8-4 will lead 4-8-4 No. 844, and traveling together starting on Saturday, May 4, 2019. More information here.


  • Lincoln Highway Brochure Available At The Sweetwater County Historical Museum: A free informative color brochure about the original Lincoln Highway’s route through Green River to Little America is now available at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River.​ More information here.


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  • Last night was Senior Night for the Rock Springs High School soccer teams as they played Green River in their final home matches of the season.  More information here.


  • Former Cowboys Still Hoping To Hear Their Names Called At 2019 NFL Draft: None of the Pokes were drafted in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft last night in Nashville, TN. Read the original story here.


  • Cowgirl Tennis Battles Lobos To 4-2 Win:  The Wyoming tennis team gutted out a 4-2 victory over the New Mexico Lobos on Thursday morning in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Championship. More information here.


  • Wyoming Track & Field Ready For Final Tune-Up Before Mountain West Championships: The Wyoming track & field teams are set for the final regular-season meet of the year, as they will travel to Fort Collins, Colo., for the Jack Christiansen Invitational on Saturday, April 27. More information here.


  • 2019 Mountain West Championship on Tap for the Wyoming Cowboys This Weekend: The 2019 Mountain West Conference Men’s Golf Championship will be played this weekend in Tucson, Ariz.  The tournament format will feature one 18-hole round on three successive days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 26-28. More information here.


  • Cowboys Round Out Recruiting Class With Morman And Turner: University of Wyoming head basketball coach Allen Edwards announced the signing of junior college big man Tyler Morman of Florida Southwestern College and Omaha native Javier (Zha-V-Air) Turner to the 2019-2020 roster on Thursday afternoon. More information here.


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