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Poll: People in Wyoming Trust State Government

April 18, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

Wyoming residents trust their state government more than almost any other state in the nation. 76 percent of Wyoming voters say they have a great deal of trust in the people they’ve elected making the Cowboy State number two in the nation according to a Gallup Poll. People in Illinois trust their state government the least at 28 percent

Yellowstone Elk Count Marred by Weather

Montana’s Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks says they weren’t able to finish counting the elk herd that migrates between Yellowstone National Park and Montana. Park and department scientists say the numbers this year are probably close to last year’s 3,900 elk, but they didn’t finish counting this year because of bad weather. The herd peaked at 20,000 in 1992 before gray wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone

Wyoming House Speaker Lubnau to Retire

April 16, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

Wyoming House Speaker Tom Lubnau is retiring from the Legislature. The Gillette Republican was elected speaker for the 2013 and 2014 sessions. House speakers in Lubnau’s position traditionally end after that amount of time so he says he’s honoring the tradition and hopefully fading into obscurity

Wyoming Teen Charged With Killing Guard Pleads Guilty to Robbery

April 14, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

A Wyoming boy is pleading not guilty to killing a Nebraska jail guard, but is pleading guilty for the crime that landed him in jail in the first place…robbing a convenience store. Authorities say 15-year-old Dylan Cardeilhac lured 24-year-old Amanda Baker into his cell and then strangled her from behind

Wyoming’s Marriage Laws Under Fire at Federal Court Hearing

April 10, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

The federal court hearing challenging Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage will have direct effect on Wyoming’s marriage laws. A Utah couple is challenging their state’s ban on gay marriage at the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver today. The 10th Circuit Court also has jurisdiction over Wyoming so if there are changes in Utah’s laws there will also be changes in Wyoming’s

Fracking Law Changes in Wyoming

OSHA finished three weeks of hearings in Wyoming affecting the future of fracking. Executive director for the Wyoming Equality State Policy Center Dan Neal was in favor of a rule to help keep workers from inhaling too much silica dust.

Having exposure limits means businesses would have to keep work site air clean with vacuum systems or worker respirators

Wyoming Business Images magazine promotes state to relocating businesses

The Wyoming Business Council just released their annual print and digital program, Wyoming Business Images. The program promotes the state’s relocating businesses, site selectors and business executives. The photography organization highlights the amazing quality of life, diversity, culture and low cost of living.

Wyoming Wins Suit to Have Equal Playing Field for Wyoming Travel Industry

The Wyoming Supreme Court approved a decision requiring online travel companies to collect sales tax and pay it to the state when they book hotels in Wyoming. Governor Matt Mead says no company in Wyoming’s tourist industry should have an unfair advantage.

Applicants Sought for Bridger-Teton National Forest Resource Advisory Committee

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is looking for candidates to fill the Bridger-Teton Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act for Lincoln County, Wyoming. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has 15 members representing a wide variety of interests and are looking for five new members to take on leadership roles. #Neal

Big Snowpack Ends Wyoming Cloud Seeding

April 4, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming’s southern mountains have had more snowfall than usual this year forcing the state’s cloud seeding research project to end early to protect against potential spring flooding. Wyoming Water Development Office project manager Barry Lawrence says the Medicine Bow and Sierra Madre ranges stopped cloud seeding Wednesday. All cloud seeding is scheduled to end April 30. #Neal

 

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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]