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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Miners’ Hospital Board is faced with too little money to deal with a growing numbers of miners registering for its medical program. The more than 7,600 current and former miners currently enrolled are taxing the system to the point that services are having to be suspended. The Gillette News Record reports that the Miners’ Hospital Board is proposing several major changes to eligibility criteria to help save money.

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — A 32-year-old Ethete woman who was involved in a fatal crash southwest of Riverton has been sentenced to two years in prison followed by three years of supervised release. The Riverton Ranger reports District Judge Clarence A. Brimmer sentenced Michelle Crispin on Friday and ordered her to pay $8,203 in restitution. Crispin earlier pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors say she was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the Jan. 2 crash.

LANDER, Wyo. (AP) — Improvements continue to be made to the South Pass City State Historic Site in central Wyoming. Beginning next month, milling equipment bought by the state Legislature and the Friends of South Pass will be installed at the Carissa Mine and Mill. The equipment will replace identical pieces removed from the Carissa in the late 1950s. Once installed, the milling equipment will be functional and provide a unique interpretive experience for visitors.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Eleven individuals have completed a Wyoming Department of Workforce program designed to train low-income dads in job skills that help get them and their families out of poverty. A ceremony is scheduled Monday evening in Cheyenne for those graduating from the Dads Making a Difference Program’s commercial driving and heavy equipment training course. The program includes job and parent training, along with counseling services.

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