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Wilson Residents Sue Wyoming to Raise Donation Cap

August 28, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

A Wilson couple is suing the state of Wyoming to get rid of the limits on how much money political donors can give to candidates during an election. State law says single donors can only give up to $25,000 and only $1,000 to each individual candidate over a two year period. Jackson Hole Daily says Wilson residents Daniel and Carleen Brophy are close to the limit and are suing Wyoming’s Secretary of State Max Maxfield to donate more than the legal limit

Wyoming Lottery Sells $200,000 of Tickets in First Day

August 27, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

The Wyoming Lottery sold almost $200,000 in Powerball and Mega Millions tickets in their opening day. Local News 8 says 67-year-old grandmother and promotional contest winner Mary Ogg bought the first ticket starting the lottery frenzy. The Wyoming Lottery Corporation says Powerball ticket sales jumped to more than $130,000 and Mega Millions rose to $68,000 from noon to midnight on Sunday

Demonstrators Rally in Jackson for the Jobless

August 25, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

Local News 8 says ten demonstrators gathered outside the Federal Reserve Conference in Jackson carrying posters and wearing green t-shirts saying “What recovery?” The demonstrators say they came from New York, Missouri, Minnesota and other areas to raise awareness about people who still can’t find jobs after the economic recovery. Security guards hovered close by as one demonstrator stopped and spoke with Federal Chair Janet Yellen before the opening reception

Economists Watch Jackson

Economists are keeping an eye on Jackson today where Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will give a speech on the outlook of the US economy. Her speech is a much-anticipated part of the economic conference sponsored by the Federal Reserve and held every August in Jackson

Bureau of Reclamation Drops Snake’s Water Levels

August 20, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

The Bureau of Reclamation reduced the water in the Snake River by 15 percent at Jackson Lake Dam this weekend. Jackson Hole Daily says the Bureau dropped the levels from 2,400 cubic feet per second to 2,000 over the weekend. Upper Snake Water Operations Manager Mike Boyce says the decision to drop water levels is probably because of recent rain. Jackson Lake was 87 percent full and Palisades Reservoir 55 percent this Monday

Citizens Vote for Primary Elections

August 19, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

Voters from across the state are heading to the polls today to choose which political parties will represent them in the general election. Voters are also selecting which special tax projects they want to pay for. Citizens need a Social Security number and driver’s license to vote at one of the 17 locations. Jackson Hole Daily says the polls will stay open until 7 o’clock tonight

Teton Earthquake Danger Higher Than Normal

August 15, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Jackson Hole Daily says areas of northwest Wyoming are just as dangerous for potential large earthquakes as anywhere in the nation according to a U.S. Geological Survey. University of Utah geophysicist Bob Smith says it’s no surprise the area is seismically active, but the new survey shows its more dangerous that we knew. Smith says the area is well above a normal earthquake hazard and all the new roads and dams are at high risk.

People in Rural Wyoming Go Hungry

August 12, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Americans are going hungry in the same towns where most of the country’s food is growing. More than 14 percent of rural households are receiving food stamps or SNAP benefits compared to urban households at 11. There are about 34,000 people in Wyoming who use SNAP which averages out to about $125 a month. One out of every nine rural households has a SNAP recipient under 18-years-old or over 60.

Congress Blasts National Park Service

August 7, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming’s congressional trio is putting major pressure on the Grand Teton National Park Service to account for all the money they’ve spent on studying the Moose-Wilson Road. U.S Representative Cynthia Lummis and U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso are asking how the Park Service is spending taxpayer dollars. Jackson Hole Daily says the Park Service hasn’t responded about their several-year study deciding whether the road should be a one way or two way

Wyoming Couple Kept Child In Outdoor Cage

August 6, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

A Wyoming man and woman are facing felony charges for allegedly keeping the woman’s 7-year-old son in an outdoor cage several times over three weeks forcing the child to sleep outside even during rainstorms. ABC News says deputies went to the property and found a cage made of wood and metal about five feet tall and six feet wide with a cot, toothbrush and bucket inside. The Laramie Boomerang says the man and woman are each facing one count of child abuse and three counts of felony restraint

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  • Don’t let snakes ruin your Labor Day - September 1, 2014
    In my opinion, everybody should go hunting each weekend of the hunting season. You don’t have to go after elk or deer every time. Change it up a little. Hunt doves on the first weekend, then try to get a blue grouse or two the next. Later in the fall, you can start working duck […]
  • The Grizzlies Won’t Be a Pushover [AUDIO] - August 29, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys open up their football season at home against Montana tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon in Laramie.  It’s the first meeting between the two schools since 1997, and the Grizzlies enter the game as the fifth-ranked team in the FCS. On defense, the Cowboys top priority is to stop the run.  With a talented quarterback […]
  • Warmer Temperatures With Isolated Thunderstorms Expected Today - August 29, 2014
    A weak ridge of high pressure will build over the region today, which will allow temperatures to become warmer and closer to average statewide.  However, some lingering low-level moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms for the afternoon and early evening hours.  Gusty winds and lots of lightning will be […]
  • GPS will sometimes lead you to astray - August 29, 2014
    At the risk of sounding like I’ve been watching too much Top Gear, I need to go off on a bit of a rant right now. The good folks at Nissan let me drive a Titan for two full months, which was really nice of them. And it’s done a pretty good job of filling […]

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