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Aug 8, 2012 - The Associated Press

Another injury at Sinclair site

RAWLINS -- Another person has been injured after an emergency at the Sinclair Oil Corp.'s refinery near Rawlins.

A man was taken to the hospital after an alarm went off at the plant on Sunday.

Sinclair police chief Jeff Sanders responded to assist on the cal. He believes there was a fire at the plant but he didn't know what type.

A company spokesman didn't respond to phone calls and e-mails from the newspaper about the incident.

The Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating two fires at the plant in May. Four workers were critically injured in a flash fire in a gas recovery unit. Two workers were hurt in another fire later that month.

Injured park hiker rescued

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK -- Grand Teton National Park rangers have rescued a North Carolina man who was hurt after tumbling about 20 feet on rocky terrain.

Park officials say 23-year-old Paul Danes of Raleigh was scrambling off trail near the mouth of Hanging Canyon when he slipped Tuesday, sustaining injuries to his face and lower leg.

Other hikers who heard his cries for help provided basic care and used a mobile phone to call for help.

A helicopter flew Danes out of the area, and he was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Jackson for further treatment.

Danes had been working as a summer concessions employee in Yellowstone National Park.

Attention-getting diner for sale

CHEYENNE -- An 80-year-old Manhattan diner rescued from oblivion by a couple who put it on a trailer and hauled it 2,400 miles to their hometown in Wyoming might soon hit the road again.

Cheryl Pierce says she's calling it quits after spending three years trying to make a go of the Moondance Diner in tiny LaBarge, population 400.

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