Authorities say a 26-year-old Gillette man died when he was struck by a welding truck at a Converse County rig site.
The Converse County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as Nathan James Scott.
The sheriff's office says the accident was reported at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the Cyclone Rig 33, located at Mary’s Draw in Converse County.
The office says fellow employees on site attempted CPR, but were unable to revive Scott.
The incident is under investigation by the Converse County Sheriff's Department.
Pipeline crews and associated services will be returning to Douglas this spring. ONEOK Bakken Pipeline told the Converse County Commissioners yesterday that they're going to build two natural gas liquid pipeline projects in the county this year.
The Douglas Lateral is a 10" pipeline that will run north from new Access Midstream Bucking Horse gas plant on Cold Springs Road, crossing the North Platte River just west of Ft Fetterman and Orpha, then north west to Hiway 59 at
Highland Loop, about 20 miles north of Douglas... that's a distance of about 29 miles.
The second pipeline is called the Niobrara Lateral, a 12" inch pipeline that starts at the end of the Douglas Lateral at Highland Loop and runs southeast across Converse and Niobrara Counties, meeting ONEOK's main Bakken pipeline just west of the Nebraska state line. The Niobrara Lateral runs a distance of about 53 miles.
Weather permitting, construction is expected to start in early May, and be completed by September.
ONEOK has proposed pipeyards on Highway 93 south of Inez Road, and at Orin Junction.
A man who ran over an 11-year-old boy in Evansville last summer, dragging him under his pickup, says he doesn't remember what happened.
Lawrence Martinez was sentenced to between nine and 10 years in prison Tuesday in Casper for the hit-and-run crash that left the boy critically injured. A tearful Martinez told Judge Thomas Sullins that that he didn't remember what happened and he wanted to ask the boy's family for forgiveness.
Martinez told investigators that he had five beers before the Aug. 17 incident.
Investigators say he swerved into oncoming traffic and then onto the sidewalk, where the boy was riding his scooter.
Sullins said the maximum sentence was appropriate given his criminal record, including two driving under the influence convictions.
Wyoming Republicans say their state headquarters will move from Casper to the capitol, though not all party members are happy.
Senate President Tony Ross, a Cheyenne Republican, said at a news conference on Monday that he thinks the state office should stay in Casper because it is more centrally located there. But Karl Allred, a member of the party's central committee, called Cheyenne the state's political center.
Rochelle Miner, chairwoman of the Platte County Republican Party, says the move to Cheyenne will begin immediately.
Ft Fetterman will be open again this summer... that was the
official word Monday night from Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources director Milward Simpson...
Ft Fetterman was a wooden fort built in 1867 by the US Army about 11 miles northwest of what's now the city of Douglas. It served as a major jumping-off point for the start of several major military expeditions against warring Native American tribes and soldiers there helped protect pioneers on the Bozeman Trail. Ft Fetterman was an active military post until 1882.
After doing a walk-through on Monday, the Douglas City Council gave city staff the green light to begin negotiations to purchase the property. Tolstedt says they're already discussing ways to use the facility...
About 40 people came out Monday night for a meeting with Simpson and other State Parks officials to discuss last summer's closure of the fort and its future managment. State Parks also operates the Pioneer Memorial Museum at the
Wyoming State Fairgrounds, and the old Camp Douglas prisoner of war camp officers' club.
Simpson said he and his staff got a lot of solid input from those in attendance...
Ft Fetterman was a wooden fort built in 1867 by the US Army
about 11 miles northwest of what's now the city of Douglas. It served as a major jumping-off point for the start of several major military expeditions against warring Native American tribes and soldiers there helped protect pioneers on the Bozeman Trail. Ft Fetterman was an active military post until 1882.
Sports teams and fans are watching the weather as they make travel plans for the weekend... and the weather has already made some changes for Douglas Basketball.
DHS Activities director Josh Goodrich says gametimes for Douglas at Buffalo on Friday have been moved up an hour... junior varsity games will play at 3pm, the LadyCats varsity game will tip off at 4:30, and the Bearcats-Bison boys varsity game will play at 6pm.
Goodrich also says the Bearcast freshman teams will not make the trip to Worland on Saturday for the freshman tournament. Listen to KKTY and KKTS for any further updates as this weekend's weather system moves through.
The Douglas Bearcats wrestling team held their final practice before the State Wrestling Tournament yesterday afternoon. KKTY Sports caught up with Head Coach Bob Bath after the practice, and I asked him what he wanted his wrestlers to focus on as they wrap up their season...
Coach Bath says he likes the chances for this year's DHS
The WHSAA State Wrestling Tournament Weigh-ins begin this morning at 7am, with first-round action at 9am at the Casper Events Center.
The Wyoming Cowboys men’s basketball team looks to break out of a three-team tie for fourth in the Mountain West standings when the Pokes host Boise State tomorrow. The Cowboys (17-11, 8-7 MW) and Broncos (18-10, 8-7 MW) are tied with Nevada at 8-7 in conference play, just one game behind UNLV. The last two meetings between Wyoming and Boise State have been decided on a last-second shot.
Wyoming leads the all-time series with Boise State, 11-7, including a 7-2 mark in Laramie. In the last meeting between the two, the Cowboys earned a dramatic 52-50 win in Boise on Jan. 11. After trailing by five with three minutes left, the Cowboys closed the game on a 9-2 run to hand the Broncos their second home loss of the season. Wyoming’s Larry Nance Jr. hit the game-winning shot from the baseline with 1.6 seconds left in the game.
Tipoff Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Arena-Auditorium in Laramie. Dave Walsh and Kevin McKinney get our pregame coverage underway at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon on KKTY's 93.3FM and AM 1470.
The Cowgirls are on the road Saturday with a 2pm game at Boise State.