SkyWest Drops Denver Flight In Gillette; Wyoming News Briefs
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — SkyWest Airlines plans to eliminate one of its roundtrip flights between Gillette and Denver, starting May 2. SkyWest needs to cut the number of flights so it can meet the overall sleep network requirements and clear time to paint of some of its aircraft, according to the Gillette News-Record. The airport in Rock Springs also will lose an early morning departure to Denver and late evening arrival from Denver.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Yellowstone Park Foundation is donating $600,000 for projects in Yellowstone National Park. The Associated Press reports the money will be used for 12 projects selected for this spring's grant cycle. The projects include $100,000 for the Slough Creek Native Trout project to determine how rainbow trout are invading Slough Creek.
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — An expansion planned for the Shoshone Rose Casino on the Wind River Indian Reservation is expected to add more games, restaurants and a hotel. The Associated Press reports a written request for proposals indicated the new facility would cost $38 million and include a 100-room hotel at the site near Lander. Casino management expects the project to add 150 to 200 jobs.
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — The leading cause of infant deaths in Fremont County over the last decade is co-sleeping. Fremont County Public Health Nurse Jamie Cardine tells KCWY-TV that co-sleeping, when an infant sleeps with an adult, can lead to the baby dying from asphyxia. From 1999 to 2010, there were 10 co-sleeping deaths in Fremont County and a four-month old girl died while co-sleeping in November.