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RESCUE IN GRAND TETONS
60-year-old Minnesota Man Rescued in Grand Tetons
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) - Rangers rescued a 60-year-old Minnesota man who apparently had fallen while attempting to summit a 13,770-foot peak in Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming. The National Park Service says Steve Markusen was rescued Friday after falling about 100 feet. The Park Service says Markusen told rangers he may have been struck by a rock that caused him to fall. He was found by other climbers.
HELLS ANGELS RALLY
Police Say Hells Angels Rally in Cody Uneventful
CODY, Wyo. (AP) - The weeklong gathering of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club in northern Wyoming turned out to be uneventful for police. Cody Police say there was nothing out of the ordinary during the annual Hells Angels' USA Run. The Powell Tribune reports that police issued only four warnings to Hells Angels members for minor traffic violations.
CASPER VEHICULAR HOMICIDE
Man Imprisoned For Vehicular Homicide May Get Reduced Sentence
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The attorney for a man imprisoned for a crash that killed two people wants a judge to reduce his sentence, saying the brain injury his client suffered in the wreck is affecting his behavior. The Star-Tribune reports the attorney told a judge Friday that Tanner Vasquez is getting in trouble in prison because the injury to his frontal lobe affects his ability to reason.
COAL INDUSTRY COST CUTS
Powder River Basin Coal Companies Making Cost Cuts
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Coal companies in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana are finding new ways to get coal out of the ground cheaper. Coal industry analyst Brandon Blossman tells the Gillette News-Record that mines have cut costs by making equipment last longer and by doing more in-house maintenance.