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Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports

Pavillion working group meeting set

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, will be hosting a Pavillion working group meeting in Riverton.

This meeting will provide updates and discussion regarding the United States Geological Survey well testing report, investigation of mud and production pits, well bore integrity and an update on the cistern project.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Central Wyoming College Campus in the Wind River room --Intertribal Education & Community Center No. 116.

The public is encouraged to attend and will be given an opportunity to comment.

LEADERR00;to meet Wednesday

The October meeting of LEADER Corp will be at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the back room of the Oxbow Restaurant, 170 E. Main St., Lander.

Republican candidate Lloyd Larsen, Democrat candidate Bruce Palmer andLibertarian candidate Ryan Jones have accepted invitations to talk at a meeting.

The candidates are running to succeed State Rep. Del McOmie, who is retiring this year from the post. Rep. McOmie is a co-founder of LEADER.

The candidates will present their backgrounds on economic development, business experience and experience in job creation. They will also address a question about what they see as the state's role in helping communities like Lander create jobs and support existing businesses.

All LEADER members and the public are invited.

Disease detected in Wyoming cattle

A cow with epizootic hemorrhagic disease was recently detected in an eastern Wyoming cattle herd.

The cow was off-feed and drooling, and following a physical examination by local veterinarians, vesicular lesions involving the mouth were detected.

Samples for laboratory diagnosis were collected immediately by USDA APHIS veterinarians and forwarded to USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratory at Plum Island, N.Y., to make certain the lesions were not caused by other, similar looking diseases foreign to U.S. livestock.

The affected cow is now recovering.

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