From the Jan. 22, 1948 News Record:
The following article recently appeared in an Omaha paper: “A smiling, freckle-faced youth from the grasslands of Wyoming Tuesday showed Iowa and Nebraska hog raising experts that producing fine corn-fed animals is not a midwestern process exclusively. The youngster, Warren Evans, 17, of Moorcroft watched his 76 hogs sell at the Omaha market top of $28. They averaged 233 pounds. Warren and his brother, Merrill, 20, last year raised 125 swine on the ranch of their father, Bert Evans, a cattle and sheep feeder. The boys turned their hogs into a 200-acre field of corn, another rare product in that region. The corn was left on the stalks, but young Evans estimated the yield at 30 to 40 bushels per acre. Warren showed keen market judgment.”
From the Jan. 9, 1958 News Record:
Two prominent sheep ranchers in Peru have bought some of Wyoming’s best Rambouillets, reports Ken Faulkner, Wyoming university extension livestock specialist. The Peruvian ranchers had 48 ewe lambs and 12 ram lambs flown to South America to form the foundation of new flocks. They specified that the sheep should be of top quality and selected from no more than four flocks.
From the Jan. 16, 1969 News Record:
There were many anxious minutes Tuesday afternoon when the loading hose on a propane gas truck was broken in the intersection of Gillette Avenue and U.S. 14-16 and a fog of propane gas began to escape in the center of the down-town area. The truck driver went on west a block and north a block to the railroad warehouse area before he stopped and jumped away from the truck, owned by Butane Power and Equipment company of Casper. Gillette police were summoned immediately and blocked off all traffic away from the area for one block. An estimated 5,000 gallons of propane took about an hour to escape from the big tank, emitting a shrill noise and dense white fog as the gas came out under heavy pressure. A wind helped to dissipate the gas and keep it from gathering in any low places. The 40-degree weather also helped to scatter the gas. The accident was believed to have been caused by a loading hose coming loose and falling in front of the dual wheels of the truck. This action jerked the hose loose from the tank.