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Oct 27, 2013 - The Associated Press

Two killed in rollover crash

LOVELL -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol says two men from Lovell are dead in a rollover crash that happened early Friday morning.

The crash happened about 3 a.m. on U.S. Highway 310, just over two miles south of Lovell.

The patrol identifies the driver as 54-year-old David B. Daniel of Lovell. The patrol identifies the other fatality as 25-year-old Joe Whiting of Lovell.

Another passenger was treated at a local hospital and released.

A statement from the patrol states that Daniel was driving north in a 1998 Buick when he rolled the car.

Teton superintendent retiring

JACKSON -- Grand Teton National Park's superintendent is leaving the post after nearly a decade at the helm.

Mary Gibson Scott, a 33-year Park Service veteran, sent an email to her staff Thursday saying "I have given my all each and every day and learned from all of you about commitment, endurance and professionalism."

Her last day will be Nov. 8, but because she's banked eight weeks of leave time, her retirement will become official Jan. 3.

Under Scott, the park completed more than $150 million in construction and improvement projects. She also led the charge on a multiuse pathway network and added 1,286 acres to the park: the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve and a Wyoming school trust parcel.

Scott has recommended her second-in-command, Kevin Schneider, as her replacement.

State puts $34 million in mine bonds

CHEYENNE -- The state of Wyoming has invested $34 million in an in-situ uranium mine 15 miles southwest of Bairoil in Sweetwater County.

State Treasurer Mark Gordon says the state has purchased industrial revenue developmen t bonds funding the Lost Creek In-Situ Uranium Recovery Project, operated by Ur-(you-ARE')-Energy.

The mine already is producing uranium yellowcake. The company said this summer it had 60 employees at the mine and planned to hire more contract workers.

Gordon says he's pleased that the mine is employing people. He says the loan passed review by the state's Business Council and Gov. Matt Mead's office.

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