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Gov. Mead Declares Tourism Week

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead Thursday signed a proclamation setting the week of May fifth through 12th as Wyoming Travel and Tourism Week – coinciding with National Travel and Tourism Week.  In a formal event at the state capitol, Governor Mead told those in attendance that in addition to the obvious benefits of travel and tourism to those who engage in it, the industry is … Continue Reading

More Comments Sought on Wolves

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service yesterday opened an additional public comment period on the proposal to remove the gray wolf in Wyoming from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.  That additional comment period will remain open for 15 days.  The additional comment period came … Continue Reading

It’s Tick Season Again

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It is that time of year again when Wyoming residents enjoying outdoor activities may pick up some nasty hitch-hikers:  ticks.  The Wyoming Department of Health  points out that diseases often transmitted by infected ticks include tularemia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Colorado Tick Fever.  Ticks are typically found … Continue Reading

AIS Stickers Required Again

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Game and Fish officials are reminding boaters that along with registration of boats for the upcoming boating season, watercraft using Wyoming waters must have an Aquatic Invasive Species decal. Spokesman Mark Gocke says this is the third year … Continue Reading

Fire Danger Normal Here

NIFC

This fire management region of the country will likely face generally normal fire potential over the next several months according to the report issued in early April by the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise.  The Eastern Great Basin Region typically has little significant fire potential in April according to … Continue Reading

Habitat Funds Available For Landowners

NRCS

“Working Lands for Wildlife” is encouraging producers and landowners to enroll for funds from the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program to be used to preserve species habitats.  The objectives are to restore populations of declining wildlife species and restore and protect the productive capacity of working lands. “Working Lands for Wildlife” is a … Continue Reading

Severe Weather Week Begins

NOAA

Wyoming Severe Weather Awareness Week begins today.  As severe weather and tornadoes erupt across the nation’s Midwest and plains it’s an appropriate time to discuss weather hazards and mitigation efforts here in the Cowboy State. Tomorrow, Jackson Hole Radio will visit with Dan Burk of the National Weather Service about preparing for the upcoming season of severe weather here in Wyoming.

State Tourism Promotion Under Way

Travel & Tourism

With the warming weather, many area businesses are preparing the upcoming summer tourism season.  At the same time, promotional campaigns have already been launched by the state Travel and Tourism Commission.  Assistant Director Alan Dubberly says … Continue Reading

Redistricting Plan Facing Lawsuit

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Cooper

The state of Wyoming is in a state of limbo again with regard to the redistricting plan adopted by the legislature last month.  Some municipalities in the northeastern corner of the state and an individual in Lincoln County have challenged the plan in a lawsuit a week ago.  State Senator Stan Cooper of Kemmerer … Continue Reading

Forest Closures Still In Place

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Bridger-Teton National Forest is reminding the public that winter range closures are still in place on the Jackson and Buffalo Ranger Districts despite the unseasonally early spring.  Forest biologists point out that … Continue Reading

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  • Find some new places to fish - April 16, 2014
    Instead of fishing the same old places this spring, do something different. Find a new honey hole. You don’t have to go to the same place every time you go fishing. When you find a good spot to fish, it’s nice to know you can go back there and catch fish. But if your honey […]
  • Wyoming Missionary Found Dead in Nicaragua - April 15, 2014
    Three days after going missing in Nicaragua, 37-year-old Karen Colcough was found dead. The Wilson resident was in Nicaragua on a mission trip with other people from the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole. Colclough had left to go for a run on the beach and did not return. Her body was found by searchers and […]
  • Schedule Set for Big Boy 4014′s Trip to Cheyenne [AUDIO] - April 15, 2014
    The Union Pacific Railroad has released a tentative schedule for the Big Boy 4014′s  Headin’ Home Tour. The massive steam locomotive will leave its current location in Bloomington, California on April 28 and arrive in Cheyenne, Wyoming on May 8. Ed Dickens, Jr., the Senior Manager for UP’s Heritage Operations, says the 4014 will travel […]
  • WyoLotto Chooses Advertising Vendor - April 15, 2014
    A Cheyenne-based agency has been selected as the marketing and advertising vendor for the Wyoming Lottery Corporation. Warehouse Twenty One beat out two other proposals and will provide advertising, marketing, public relations, event and sponsorship planning and media buying services. “Warehouse Twenty One is a really good fit for the lottery,” said WyoLotto COO Louise […]