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Whooping Cough Cases Climb in Wyoming

Wyoming’s health department is calling for babies and other people with weak immune systems to get vaccinated for whooping cough. The Associated Press says the state is seeing an increase in the sickness with 43 cases already reported this year. State Health Officer Dr. Wendy Braund says they are most concerned about Campbell County that has seen several cases including pregnant women

Biologists Study Salt River Fish This Week

Wyoming Game and Fish Department biologists and technicians are conducting population estimates by electrofishing in the Salt River this week. The area from Auburn-Grover Lane to the Narrows and the Narrows to the Diversion are being tested. Jackson Hole Daily says electrofishing stuns the fish giving biologists time to capture, count and measure them

Elk Population OK

The journal Ecosphere has published new research suggesting chronic wasting disease would not wipe out elk populations if it reaches northwest Wyoming. The findings of the research, according to the Jackson Hole News and Guide, asserts Elk herds would bounce back from CWD if managers respond by reducing hunting pressure

Wyoming Highways Up to 80 MPH

Almost 500 miles of Wyoming interstate highway now allows motorists to travel at 80 mph, but the Wyoming Highway patrol says many drivers are pushing their luck and traveling faster. The new law, which began on July 1st, is being strictly enforced according to Patrol Colonel John Butler

Wyoming Becomes More Diverse as Minorities Grow

July 1, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

New details from the Census show that Wyoming is becoming more diverse. The state’s minority population grew by more than 15 percent from 2010 to 2013. Hispanics make up the largest minority group in the state and their numbers grew by 12 percent in that same time period. The African-American population doubled. Whites make up 84 percent of Wyoming’s population, but that population grew by only 1.2 percent in the same three years

Game and Fish Finds Volunteers for Cutthroat Fin Clipping

June 30, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming Game and Fish managers are looking for volunteers to fin-clip thousands of cutthroat trout headed for Palisades Reservoir in the fall. Jackson Hole Daily says the clipping helps biologists recognize the difference from wild fish. Game and Fish is hosting the fin-clipping Tuesday and Wednesday 9 to 4 at the Jackson National Fish Hatcher on Highway 89

Wyoming’s Cougars Avoid Wolves Study Finds

June 24, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

A new study finds Wyoming mountain lions go out of their way to avoid wolves. Teton Cougar Project conducted the research and learned cats in Jackson Hole spend more time outside the productive parts of the landscape than inside, in order to distance themselves from the wolves. Local News 8 says the study was published in the Journal of Zoology in May

Governor Mead Slams EPA

June 23, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Governor Matt Mead slammed the Environmental Protection Agency for crippling Wyoming and all of America with their recent regulations while speaking in Grand Teton National Park. Jackson Hole Daily says Governor Mead spoke to the Wyoming Mining Association during their 59th annual convention and focused his thoughts on how the EPA is harming Americans with their power plant, water and global warming regulations. Mead says he is skeptical about man-made global warming

Carbon Emission in Wyoming

June 17, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Gov. Matt Mead is sending a message to Washington to reconsider proposed carbon emission standards that could hurt Wyoming. Mead and governors from 11 other states signed the letter drafted by the Republican Governors Association that says states will suffer under the new standards. Mead says he has not ruled out challenging the new EPA standards in court. Wyoming is already part of 11 lawsuits against the EPA. The state leads the nation in coal production.

Wyoming Third for Nerds

June 16, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Sorry friends, Wyoming apparently is the country’s third nerdiest state. That according to an online index by Estately. The rankings were based on where Facebook users live and how much interest they had in “nerdy” categories including Star Trek, Star Wars, Harry Potter, comic books and Dungeons and Dragons. The other states that scored high in the nerd category were Alaska, Idaho and Utah

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  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]
  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
  • Wyoming Sees Increase in Whooping Cough - July 22, 2014
    With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants. Forty-three pertussis cases have been reported to WDH so far this year, compared to a total of 76 in 2013, 59 in 2012, […]

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