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BREAKING: Williams Gas Plant explosion forces town of Opal to evacuate citizens

Modified: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014
OPAL -- An explosion this afternoon at the Williams Gas Plant shook Opal and the surrounding area, leading to an evacuation of the plant and the entire town. The explosion occurred just before 2:30, and the resulting fire was still burning as the Gazette went to press just minutes later.
"They're doing an evacuation and we're working on the evacuation

Unsung heroes of emergency response

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
KEMMERER -- Many are familiar with the lights and sirens that accompany those who respond to emergencies. However, much of the action often goes unnoticed, as dispatchers work behind the scenes to coordinate emergency responders and law enforcement during emergencies.
One aspect of dispatching is dealing with the public while avoiding becoming complacent.
"Every call you get is the

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