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Jun 6, 2012 - The Associated Press
Traffic stop leads to meth arrest
ROCK SPRINGS -- Authorities say a man accused of dealing methamphetamine in Campbell County is in custody in Rock Springs after a traffic stop.
Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell said Tuesday that a deputy pulled over 36-year-old Chad Urrutia last week because the pickup truck he was driving had a burned-out taillight. A check of a crime database showed he was wanted in Campbell County on a charge of delivering methamphetamine. Court documents say the charge stems from an investigation in 2010.
Authorities say a search of the pickup turned up a small amount of marijuana and methamphetamine.
Urrutia now also faces a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
Haskell didn't say whether Urrutia has a lawyer who could comment on his behalf.
Mountain road closure set
SARATOGA -- The U.S. Forest Service plans closures on the western side of the Sierra Madre mountain range to allow crews to remove hazardous dead trees.
Forest Road 801, commonly known as the Deep Creek/Rawlins Road, will be closed on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. for the next several weeks. The road is a popular route between Rawlins, High Savery Reservoir and the Sandstone area.
The road will remain open for public travel during evenings and on weekends.
Labor confab June 14-15
CHEYENNE -- A former chief of the Colorado State Patrol is scheduled to speak at a Wyoming workforce conference in Gillette next week.
The eighth annual Governor's Summit on Workforce Services will take place June 14-15. The event will focus on workforce recruitment, development and retention issues, as well as workplace safety.