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Mar 2, 2012 - The Associated Press
Snowmobiler dies after crash
SHERIDAN (AP) -- A snowmobiler who crashed into a 30-foot ravine in rural Wyoming has died.
74-year-old Washington resident Larry Ray Kruckenberg was snowmobiling with his family Wednesday before becoming separated from the group.
When the family realized he was missing, they turned around to look for him. That's when they found he had driven into a ravine.
Before a rescue crew arrived, the Big Horn County sheriff said, some family members attempted to perform first aid while others went to High Country Guest Lodge for help. Kruckenberg was pronounced dead at the scene.
The coroner's office says an exact cause of death has not been determined but that the fatality was a result of the crash.
Kruckenberg's hometown wasn't given.
San Francisco, Houston flights added
JACKSON (AP) -- Jackson Hole Airport will add non
The San Francisco flight will leave daily at 7 a.m., and the Houston flight will leave Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m.
The airport's summer flight schedule features 28 flights to and from nine cities around the United States.
Airport Director Ray Bishop says the new flights are good news, but they will stretch security screening operations and plane parking space on Sundays.
School cleared for propane leak
ROCK SPRINGS (AP) -- Sheriff's officials say a school in Farson has been evacuated after a liquid propane leak was detected.
The Farson-Eden School remained closed Friday and reopen Monday.
Sweetwater County sheriff's officials say a strong odor alerted school officials to the leak Thursday morning. One student who was light-headed and vomiting was treated at a hospital and released.
Sheriff Rich Haskell says a valve between two of the school's propane tanks is believed to have frozen, causing the leak.
Second man sentenced in arson
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A second man has been sentenced to prison for his role in the arson and burglary of a church on the Wind River Indian Reservation last year.
Twenty-four-year-old Lamar Dunn was sentenced Wednesday to four years and five months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Co-defendant Norman Ybarra received the same prison term last week. Both are Northern Arapaho tribal members.
Federal prosecutors said Thursday that the two must pay $223,818 in restitution.