Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is hiring a veteran public health official to try to reduce the state’s workplace fatality rate. New Mexico state epidemiologist Dr. C. Mack Sewell starts his new job in July in a state where the workplace death rate was more than three and a half times the national average in 2010 and has ranked worst in the nation five of the past 10 years.
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — Bomb technicians have used robots to detonate small explosives found just outside Rock Springs, near White Mountain. Sweetwater County sheriff’s officials and firefighters say a hiker spotted the devises Tuesday morning and called authorities. Sheriff Rich Haskell says it’s common to see acid bombs around graduation time, but he says the explosives can be deadly.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park has opened a new 6.5-mile segment of the pathway connecting Jackson and Jenny Lake. The new segment connects the Gros Ventre (grow-VAHNT’) River and Moose. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the path will give cyclists an option besides riding on roads in Jackson Hole.
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — The Riverton High School girls soccer team will be seeing a coaching change for the first time in 26 years. Rick Bergstedt is the only head soccer coach the Riverton Lady Wolverines have ever had. And his wife, Peggy, has been his assistant since the second year of soccer at Riverton. Both are retiring.