Worland News 8-27-18

Written by on August 27, 2018

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Officials in Yellowstone National Park say they don’t plan to capture or kill a bear that injured a 10-year-old boy from Washington state.
Tracks show the bear was a female with at least one cub.
Park officials said Friday the bears were likely foraging and were surprised by the family of four. They say the female grizzly was defending its cub.
The attack happened Thursday on a trail near the Old Faithful area. Park officials say the bear chased the boy, knocked him down and bit his backside.
The bear left when the boy’s parents used bear spray.
The boy suffered an injured wrist and puncture wounds. Park officials say the family did the right thing by traveling in a group and carrying bear spray.

A report from the Northern Wyoming Daily News details the lack of new filings for local school board races.
Today, August 27th is deadline day to file with the Washakie County Clerk’s office in Worland.
In Worland, current school board members Terri Logan, Duane Whitlock and Don Bryant have filed for re-election, Anna Venable, who also serves on the school board, has not decided whether she will seek another term.
Washakie County School District #2 has two seats that are up for vote this election cycle, the seats are currently held by Tessia Greet and Jane Thurston. Neither incumbent has filed as of the report on Saturday. Megan Truman has filed for one of the four-year terms.

Wyoming’s attorney general says a company’s promise of a free steak dinner to people who attended a meeting about saving money on utility bills was a scam.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports the attorney general’s office filed a consumer-protection lawsuit against Pinnacle Powerful Solutions.
The lawsuit says the scheme involves salespeople selling homeowners heat barriers, solar fans and insulation they promise will decrease utility bills by 40 percent. But the prices are heavily marked up and the equipment has little effect on utility bills.
The lawsuit accuses the company of misrepresenting its products and affiliations and of using unfair acts and practices to sell merchandise.
Nevada Secretary of State records show Pinnacle Powerful Solutions was incorporated in Nevada. There are no active telephone listings for it or its officers, Ron Yung and Victor Canales.

The National Weather Service in Riverton expects snow to accumulate in Wyoming’s higher elevations through Tuesday morning.
According to a winter weather advisory issued Sunday by the NWS, four to eight inches of snow is expected above 9,000 feet, with one to three inches below 9,000 feet. The advisory is in effect from 12 a.m. Monday until 6 a.m. Tuesday.
The advisory applies to multiple mountain ranges, including the Big Horn Mountains.
Snow could melt as it falls at times on Monday, the Weather Service says.
In areas where snowfall occurs, the NWS says travelers should plan on slippery road conditions, including the morning commute on Monday. Tree branches could fall, and visibility could be reduced at times.

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