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Nov 5, 2013 - The Associated Press

Hit and run fatality probed

LINGLE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol is asking the public for information about a hit and run accident that killed a Lingle man.

The patrol says 69-year-old Keith Beers was struck and killed Sunday evening while walking in a crosswalk across U.S. 85. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop.

This crash remains under investigation. The patrol is asking anyone with information about the driver or the vehicle to contact the agency.

Snowy Range closed for winter

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Transportation has closed Wyoming 130 over the Snowy Range for the winter season.

On the eastern side of the range, travelers will encounter the closure at the Green Rock Picnic Area, about eight miles above Centennial. On the western side, the closure begins near milepost 48, above Ryan Park.

The roadway closes annually in late autumn when relatively low traffic combined with increasing snow makes plowing operations impractical.

Busy Saturdays at Jackson airport

JACKSON -- Jackson Hole Airport officials are warning travelers to show up three hours early for their midday weekend flights this coming winter.

Airport director Ray Bishop says security wait times may increase because too many planes taking off right around the noon hour.

About 1,300 people are expected to be flying out of Jackson between noon and 1:30 p.m. on winter Saturdays.

Bishop says that's well over double the hourly capacity of Jackson's security screening system.

He said passengers who show up an hour and a half before a midday weekend flight may miss their flight.

Bishop says there should be no problems on the other days of the week.

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