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Tribune Staff

Wet conditions have triggered a series of mud and rock slides in the Wind River Canyon and have closed the road.

Authorities made the decision to close U.S. Highway 20 through the Canyon on Sunday night and it remained closed on Memorial Day. The highway is expected to remain closed until at least Tuesday, according to a Monday afternoon post on the Thermopolis 911 Communications Center's Facebook page.

(Oct. 17, 1942 - May 15, 2015)

Paul William Fink, 72, of Bon Aqua, Tennessee, died on May 15, 2015, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee. 

(May 17, 1922 - May 2, 2015)

Ruthe Elizabeth Killam Michaelsen, 92, of Winnemucca, Nevada, died in her home on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

A former prisoner of the World War II Japanese American confinement camp in Arizona will talk Thursday at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center about her experience and her work as an artist.

(July 18, 1954 - May 13, 2015)

Edwin Leigh Akerson, 60, died May 13, 2015, at his home in Cody after a long battle with cancer. His wife, Jacqueline and daughters, Megan (Nate) Jones of Pleasanton, California, and Lynn Akerson of Cody were at his side.

(June 12, 1938 - May 5, 2015)

Ivan Zoram Christopherson, 76, of Cody, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

(Oct. 22, 1922 - May 11, 2015)

Maxine Elma Lewis died at West Park Hospital in Cody on May 11, 2015. She was 92.

(Aug. 10, 1924 - May 15, 2015)

James E. McWilliam of Cody, died May 15, 2015, at West Park Long Term Care Center. He was 90.

A New York man stopped just inches short of a fatal fall into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone before being saved by park rangers earlier this month.

(Oct. 25, 1968 - May 11, 2015)

Armando Medina Montoya of Powell died Monday, May 11, 2015. He was 46.

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