MISSING MAN-FLAMING GORGE
Search on for fisherman missing at Flaming Gorge
MANILA, Utah (AP) - Crews from Utah and Wyoming are searching for a 69-year-old fisherman who fell out of a motorboat during a windy day at Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
Daggett County officials say they were informed about 4 p.m. Monday that the small boat had capsized on the choppy waters.
A 62-year-old woman was able to get out of the water, but the man she was with is still missing. The two had been traveling from Antelope Flats area toward the Lucerne Marina at the time of the accident.
Divers from Uintah County and the Utah Department of Public Safety were expected to help in the search Tuesday, as well as Utah park rangers and crews from Wyoming's Sweetwater County.
'Quiet zone' being created near Cheyenne hotels
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Visitors to Cheyenne should soon be able to get a better night's sleep thanks to a "quiet zone" being created at Wyoming's busiest railroad crossing.
Work is beginning Tuesday to make it more difficult for vehicles to sneak around the closed crossing gates at West Lincolnway and Southwest Drive. That should reduce need for freight trains to blow their horns at drivers multiple times, making for quieter nights at the strip of hotels and motels along West Lincolnway.
The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle reports that a barrier wall will be built down the center of the Union Pacific crossing.
The crossing will be closed for about three weeks during the construction. It will cost $183,300, which will be covered by the state.
Wyoming maintains low unemployment through 1Q 2014
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming's unemployment rate was well below the national average over the first three months of this year.
The state Economic Analysis Division says unemployment in Wyoming in the first quarter was 4.2 percent. That's compared to 6.7 percent nationwide.
State economist Wenlin Lieu says people should be optimistic about the labor market in Wyoming. He says the economy in and around Cheyenne, particularly, is strong with plenty of construction work under way and strong retail sales.
Andrea Hixon with the state Department of Workforce Services tells the Wyoming Tribune Eagle that job availability in the Cheyenne area is shifting from an employer's market to a job-seeker's market.
UW linebacker earns Mountain West honor
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming senior linebacker Mark Nzeocha (en-ZAH'-chuh) has been named the Mountain West Conference defensive player of the week.
Nzeocha led the Cowboys over Montana with 12 tackles, including eight solo tackles, one sack for six yards, one tackle for a loss and three pass breakups.
The senior was part of a Wyoming defense that gave up only 253 yards of total offense to Montana, including allowing only 42 rushing yards.
Nzeocha's sack came on a critical series in the third quarter, with the Cowboys trailing 6-3 and Montana on the Wyoming 36-yard line. On fourth down and eight yards to go, Nzeocha sacked Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson for a six-yard loss.
Wyoming's offense scored on the ensuing drive to take a 10-6 lead on way to its 17-12 victory.
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