Wyoming News Briefs
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — Two workers have been injured during a brief fire at the same refinery near Rawlins where four workers were injured in another blaze last month. Sinclair Oil Corp. tells the Casper Star Tribune one worker was immediately treated and released after Friday’s blaze. The second was released from a hospital Monday. The state is investigating the May 8 that injured four and citations against the refinery are possible.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead is calling on the federal government to end federal protections for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone area. Mead wrote to U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last week saying that the gravity of the bear situation around the nation’s oldest national park cannot be overemphasized. Mead said bears killed four people in the area over the past two years.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Max Baucus are asking federal health officials to lift security restrictions on the bacteria that causes a disease found in wildlife in and around Yellowstone National Park. The Montana Democrats say the restrictions are making research into a possible vaccine for the livestock disease brucellosis more difficult and expensive.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Casper is joining the Mountain Collegiate Baseball League. The Cutthroats will open their inaugural season in the MCBL on Saturday at Fort Collins, Colo. The league, which uses wood bats, consists of teams from Casper, Cheyenne, Fort Collins and Laramie.