Worland News 11-2-18
Written by jordanmckamey on November 2, 2018
A Gillette man died in an explosion at a Tisdale Creek Ranch oil processing site Wednesday afternoon.
Beau Damori, 36, was found dead about four hours after the explosion once firefighters had secured the area enough for his body to be recovered, said Chief Deputy Coroner Steve Rozier.
Justin Doyle, 27, and Zachary Ness, 31, reported they heard and felt the explosion at about 2 p.m. and ran from the building where they were working, Matheny said. They saw flames around a propane tank and decided they didn’t have enough time to get into their pickup and drive from the scene. The fire was so hot that when the pickup was discovered later, its windshield and windows had melted.
Neither Doyle nor Ness was hurt in the explosion. Both Campbell County emergency medical services and Life Flight were called to the scene on North Highway 59 about 4 miles south of Cow Creek Road, but neither was needed, Matheny said.
The explosion caused a fire that engulfed 10 large oil tanks, two passenger vehicles, two semi-trucks, three buildings, two full 1,700-gallon propane tanks and set off a 2-acre grass and brush fire surrounding the oil processing site, according to a Campbell County Fire Department press release.
Wyoming game managers have rescued a young bull moose that became trapped in a canyon where food was becoming scarce.
Wyoming Game and Fish Department spokeswoman Tara Hodges says after several weeks of monitoring by a wildlife biologist, staff used a crane from a nearby power plant to lift the moose from the Shoshone River canyon on Oct. 22.
The Cody Enterprise reports that the yearling moose was relocated to a more suitable area west of Meeteetse.
Hodges says biologists decided to intercede when the moose started to run out of available food and was getting “banged up” during unsuccessful attempts to get out of the steep, rocky terrain where it had ended up.
Biologists tranquilized the moose, which weighed an estimated 900 pounds (408 kilograms), before lifting it out.
A Democratic Party organizer on Wyoming’s Wind River Reservation said she and other activists faced difficulties in their efforts to vote early in Fremont County.
In a Facebook post Tuesday night, Lynnette Grey Bull said she and others were told by an employee at the Lander county clerk’s office they needed a valid state-licensed driver’s license to register and vote early.
However, the Casper Star-Tribune reports there are other ways under state law for people to provide identity.
Grey Bull and the others were able to register and vote, but she says the episode felt like racism and discrimination against American Indians in Fremont County.
County Clerk Julie Freese says Monday’s incident was more an example of a miscommunication of the law, rather than discrimination or racism.