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Dockstader and Barlow help remove snow from Wyoming Capitol ceiling

Much of Wyoming was shut down on Monday, March 15, as storm put down anywhere from two to three feet of snow across the Front Range. Drifts were even bigger causing snowplows to get stuck and city officials to tell residents to stay off the roads.

The 66th Wyoming Legislature was also shut down with members unable to return to Cheyenne. Two members who were already there helped take care of some of the snow that made its way into the ceiling of the Capitol building.

Senate President Dan Dockstader, publisher of the Star Valley Independent, works Monday to remove snow and ice from the space above the ceiling of the Senate chambers in the Wyoming Capitol. Dockstader and House Speaker Eric Barlow both worked Monday to remove the snow that blew in through a vent during Sunday’s blizzard. Barlow also worked Sunday to eliminate a bigger snowdrift and ice pack in the ceiling above the House chamber of the Capitol. Although the melting snow and ice did create a wet spot on the House and Senate floors, a Legislative Service Office official said damage from the leak was minimal. (Photo courtesy of Eric Barlow)

House Speaker Eric Barlow removes snow from the ceiling of the Capitol’s Senate chamber Monday. Barlow and Senate President Dan Dockstader, publisher of the Star Valley Independent, both worked to remove the snow that gathered in the ceiling above the Senate after it was blown through a vent during Sunday’s blizzard. Barlow spent much of Sunday removing a larger pile of ice and snow from the ceiling above the House chamber. Although the melting snow and ice did create a wet spot on the House and Senate floors, a Legislative Service Office official said damage from the leak was minimal. (Photo by Dan Dockstader, Star Valley Independent)
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