Wyoming’s statewide unemployment is lower than it has been in the past five years. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.3 percent to 4.2 in February. That’s the lowest it’s been since the rate hit 3.9 percent in December 2008
It was a 4.8 earthquake that hit Yellowstone National Park Sunday. The quake hit at 6:34 am four miles north of the Norris Geyser Basin. The quake was felt 20 miles away in West Yellowstone. The University of Utah Seismograph Station reports 25 quakes have been recorded in Yellowstone since Thursday. This was the biggest quake recorded since 1980.
Wyoming state lawyers are saying the bill stripping most duties from the superintendent of public instruction is unconstitutional. The state attorney general’s office asked a district court judge to uphold five minor parts of the law on Monday. The state said moving power from Superintendent Cindy Hill to a Department of Education director should be ruled unconstitutional. Hill sued the state after the law went into effect last year. The Supreme Court ruled in January lawmakers overstepped their authority in passing the legislation. The court later refused to reconsider the case.
The State Board of Education doesn’t know what to do now that lawmakers have tried to block them from adopting new national science standards for Wyoming’s schools. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle says the board met Monday and by one vote, members decided not to keep trying for a new set of standards. Members said restarting the process would only slow the adoption of new science standards
Governor Matt Mead returned from a conference on coal technology in Australia recently. The 2014 International Advanced Coal Technology Conference brought together experts from around the world to talk about advances in coal use, storage and utilization. The coal conferences happen about every two years.
Wyoming Highway Patrol gives twice as many speeding tickets to out-of-state drivers as it does people from Wyoming. The Highway Patrol handed out just over 21,000 speeding tickets to state residents and 40,000 to drivers from other states in 2012. Wyoming Highway Patrol Colonel John Buter says they do not target out-of-state drivers
Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield is reading a proclamation recognizing April as the Month of the Military Child at the Cheyenne Depot 6-8 p.m. next Monday. The public is invited to come and eat free pizza, soft drinks and snacks
(JACKSON, Wyo) Drivers who travel the northern end of South Park Loop Road have repeatedly been confounded in their travels as rock-falls along that stretch of road have caused the road to be closed on numerous occasions. So far, the Jackson public works department has placed a snow barrier between the road and the hillside, and more recently … Continue Reading
(JACKSON, Wyo) The 2014 election season gets under way in earnest this weekend with the 2014 Teton County Democratic Convention. Participants will establish a county platform, discuss new healthcare options and elect delegates to the state convention. Potential candidates planning on running in November will also make their intentions known. The convention takes place tomorrow afternoon at the Teton County Commissioners’ chambers.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) An amendment that is intended to help weed out duplication, overlap and inefficiencies in federal early learning and child-care programs, introduced by Wyoming’s senior US Senator Mike Enzi, was appoved this week by the Senate. Enzi explained that the Government Accountability Office has identified … Continue Reading
Mild With Increasing Winds Today, Colder And More Unsettled This Weekend - November 21, 2014 High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening. Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming. Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures. Daytime […]
Shouldn’t my dogs be KEEPING their hair now? - November 21, 2014 I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]
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 […]
Don’t commercialize hunting - November 20, 2014 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 […]