When House Bill 74, the Validity of Marriages bill, returns to the Senate Floor Friday for third reading, it likely to look much different from what originally was passed out of the House. Teton County Senator Leland Christiansen says in the first two readings, much has been stripped … Continue Reading
Fed up with the inaction of the Interior Department in dealing with the listing of wolves in the Rocky Mountain States, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer informed Interior Secretary Ken Salazar he was ordering the state Fish Wildlife and Parks wardens to stop prosecuting … Continue Reading
Senator John Barrasso confronted US Fish and Wildlife Service Director Nominee Dan Ashe about the ongoing protection of gray wolves in the Greater Yellowstone Area. During a confirmation hearing by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works … Continue Reading
Now that the court has cleared the way for brucellosis-infected bison at the Stephens Creek Corrals on the north end of Yellowstone National Park to be shipped to slaughter, they won’t be able to be transported through Montana. Governor Brian Schweitzer issued an executive order … Continue Reading
There are still no results from the Wyoming Crime Lab’s tests on evidence collected in connection with the shooting incident last month involving a 19-year-old Jackson man, which left him hospitalized with a shoulder injury. Jackson Police Chief Todd Smith says the investigation … Continue Reading
A Senate Committee has voted to support legislation increasing privacy in the offices of Wyoming coroners yesterday. Representative Keith Gingery who sponsored House Bill 42 says increasing the information and materials that coroners can keep secret … Continue Reading
Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer has issued an executive order prohibiting brucellosis-infected bison from the Stephens Creek Holding Facility at Yellowstone National Park to be shipped through the state to slaughter. That order will remain in place for 90 days. Listen to Governor Schweitzer explain his reasons for issuing the order to Jackson Hole Radio News.
A delegation of people opposed to plans to drill for natural gas in the upper Hoback River Drainage had an audience yesterday with Wyoming Governor Matt Mead and a couple of close advisors. So far, the governor has not … Continue Reading
Teton County School District could be in for nearly $2-million dollars in special one-time funding from the state legislature if a request made by the school board is honored. Representative Keith Gingery says the request was made Monday night in order … Continue Reading
The Wyoming House spent most of yesterday combing through some 60 requests for supplemental funds for projects as part of House Bill One – the 2011 supplemental budget. Ruth Ann Petroff says what was submitted for consideration is … Continue Reading
Quiet, Seasonal Weather Expected Today - October 22, 2014 High pressure will build over the state of Wyoming today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry. Winds, however, could be strong and gusty today, especially throughout central and southeastern portions of the state. Parts of I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) and I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) could see winds […]
Estimating range on waterfowl is easy - October 22, 2014 If you’ve done any goose hunting, you’ve probably heard the term “skybusting.” You may know it means shooting at birds that are out of your shotgun’s effective range, but do you know if you’re guilty of it? You can set up your decoys to minimize the risk of shooting at birds when they’re too far […]
Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014 I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014 As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
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