Wyoming News Briefs
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Members of the Junior ROTC program at Natrona County High School are doing their part to restore areas scorched by a wildfire that destroyed 37 homes and cabins on Casper Mountain. The students — a group of 10 joined by two commanding officers — worked at a site on the southern slope of the mountain, planting ponderosa seedlings and building erosion barriers.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — It was just over a year ago when a Texas man slipped and fell 1,200 feet while descending the Middle Teton mountain in northwest Wyoming. Ryan Haymaker, of Houston, fractured a femur, a patella, his pelvis and three vertebrae, collapsed both lungs and sustained major head trauma. He was in a coma for 18 days. This autumn, Haymaker is biking, back at school and hoping to snowboard this winter. He hopes to be able to come back to Jackson Hole someday.
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — The city of Rawlins has been down to one doctor certified in obstetrics. Carbon County Memorial Hospital officials say they are working on recruiting OB doctors to the area. Hospital CEO Ned Hill maintains there is no emergency situation with just one OB doctor. The only other option for patients is driving to Laramie or Casper.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Brett Smith passed for four touchdowns and ran for another in leading Wyoming past Colorado State 45-31 on Saturday. It is the Cowboys' longest win streak in the more than 100-game series between the two schools since they won seven in a row from 1967-73. It also marked the return of Wyoming coach Dave Christensen, who was suspended for the previous game against Boise State after a loss to Air Force on Oct. 13 when he berated Falcons coach Troy Calhoun.