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Wyoming Game & Fish Could be as Close as Your Laptop

November 20, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

The next meeting of the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission will be as close as your laptop. The commission just announced they will begin streaming meetings live over the Internet. Board members make policy for the state Department of Fish and Game. Officials say they will stream the meetings so long as they are in a location with Wi-Fi.

Wyoming Counties May Join Health Insurance Pool

November 19, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

Wyoming counties may get to join the state health insurance pool. Lawmakers on the Joint Appropriations Committee are moving forward to draft a bill that would give counties the option to join. The committee will discuss the idea further at their next meeting in December.

 

5 Years for Trafficking

November 13, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

It’s five years in prison for a woman charged with trafficking hundreds of pounds of marijuana in Yellowstone National Park. Rangers found nearly 300 pounds of marijuana in Daphne Watkins’ RV. According to the Jackson Hole News & Guide, the 53-year-old admitted to making drug runs between West Virginia and California over the past four years

Open Enrollment Begins Saturday

November 13, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

Open enrollment begins Saturday for Wyoming residents to buy health insurance on the federal exchange. This is the second year for Americans to buy health and dental insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Residents can choose from 40 plans on healthcare.gov. Last year, 11,970 Wyoming residents signed up for health insurance through the online marketplace

Wyoming Police Officer Sentenced in Dogs Death

November 13, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

A Wyoming police officer whose dog died after being left in a hot car for six hours has been sentenced to six months’ probation. Zachary Miller’s Labrador retriever died after being left in the car on a day when temperatures hit 86 degrees. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the police dog named Nyx had been part of the Mills Police Department since 2006. Mills was ordered to pay restitution to the city and to complete 100 hours of community service.

More Privacy Protection

November 11, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

Do Wyoming residents need more privacy protection? A legislative task force is looking at bills that would amend the state’s Constitution to include language that the state must have a compelling reason to infringe on residents privacy. Lawmakers tell the Associated Press the proposed bill would limit the information the state could compile on residents

Balow Bringing Stability

November 7, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

The new leader of Wyoming’s public schools says she wants to bring stability to the job. Jillian Balow tells the Associated Press she wants to work with districts across the state to create quality schools and ensure education in Wyoming is funded appropriately. Balow succeeds Cindy Hill, whose tenure was marked by lawsuits and threats of impeachment.

Mead Says State Needs to Focus on Water Supply

October 31, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Gov. Matt Mead says the state needs to focus on how to develop, conserve and manage its water supply. At this week’s Wyoming Water Association meeting in Casper, Mead said and the state may need to expand existing reservoirs or build new ones. Mead told the Star-Tribune state officials could have a formal water plan in the next few months

App for Designated Driver

October 30, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

If you’ve ever found yourself in need of a designated driver, help is now as close as your cell phone. Drive Sober Wyoming, an initiative by the Wyoming Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving, wants to to reduce the number of impaired drivers. They have created a mobile app that includes quick access to texting, or calling a friend for a ride, plus a list of companies that can provide a safe ride home. The app also includes information aboutWyoming laws and penalties for driving under the influence as well as information on the real cost of a DUI.

Wyoming League of Women Voters Offering Help on Voting

October 29, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

The Wyoming League of Women Voters is offering help for those may be confused on how to vote on judicial retentions in next week’s election. The group’s website has a map of judicial districts and which judges are on the ballot to be retained. It also includes links to the judge’s score from the state bar association. VisitWyomingLWV.org for more information

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  • Cool And Still Breezy At Times - November 20, 2014
    High pressure will be the main weather feature across much of the state today.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Winds, however, could still be breezy to gusty at times.  Expect gusting between 35 and 50 mph across central and southeastern Wyoming this morning […]
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    The state of New Jersey is dealing with a huge whitetail deer overpopulation problem. To get more people to get out and hunt those deer, and hopefully bring the population down to a more manageable level, the state is toying with the idea of allowing the commercial sale of meat from wild deer. It’s a […]
  • Mostly Sunny And Seasonal, Still Windy At Times - November 19, 2014
    High pressure will continue to build over the state of Wyoming today.  Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies and mainly dry conditions for much of the state.  The one exception will be in far northeastern portions of the state, where early flurries or light snow showers are possible.  Winds will also be breezy to gusty […]
  • The cold finally got the ducks moving - November 19, 2014
    If you’re like me, you welcomed last week’s cold snap. High temperatures in the single digits and lows colder than 10 below are welcome conditions for duck hunters. Throw in a little snow, and it’s just an added bonus. And reports show that this cold snap did exactly what we were hoping for. It got […]

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