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Chips Are Down For Cookie Bill

February 12, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The bill to establish a state cookie, sponsored by Laramie County Representatives Lee Filer and Kenneth Esquibel, and Senator John Hastert on behalf of students at Goins Elementary School in Cheyennne, crumbled as soon as it hit the floor.  The bill came up in a batch of other bills proposed for introduction Tuesday but … Continue Reading

Grand Teton NP Gets New Superintendent

February 11, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Grand Teton National Park is getting a new superintendent.  Intermountain Regional Director Sue Masica has announced that David Vela has been named superintendent of Grand Teton National Park; beginning his duties in about six weeks.  Vela now serves as … Continue Reading

Jackson Sets Fines For Driving With Cell Phone

February 11, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Jackson Town Council yesterday considered on first reading the setting of fines for those who violate the town’s new hands-free requirement for cell phone use while driving.  Mayor Mark Barron says police used January as a time to inform drivers of the new law, and this month they are issuing warning tickets.  He says all of those warnings are being kept on file so that … Continue Reading

Still Need More Snow

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After all of that snow over the weekend, snowpack in the Snake River Basin is still not quite up to the 30-year average.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, actual snowpack in the basin is now at 99%.  Still, that’s up from last week’s 88%.  Water content of the snow in the basin is currently estimated at … Continue Reading

Mead Calls For More Tourism Support

February 11, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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During yesterday’s State of the State address, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead called for continued support for the tourism industry.  He spoke of efforts he has made in traveling to foreign countries to promote state tourism, but said this is still more to be done. Mead told the joint session, … Continue Reading

Wyo Legislature May Set Special Session

February 11, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Wyoming State Legislature may schedule a special session later this year in order to address the recent decision by the Supreme Court overturning Senate File 104 stripping power from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.  Wyoming Speaker Pro Tempore Rosie Berger explains that … Continue Reading

Airport Business Continues To Grow In Jackson Hole

February 11, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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The Jackson Hole Airport continued to get busier last month compared with previous Januaries.  Statistics from the airport were posted yesterday and show not only an 11% increase in those catching flights out of the valley in January, but a 17% increase in those arriving over the same month last year.  That also means … Continue Reading

Scientists Challenge Wolf Studies

February 11, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service published a peer review report Friday stating that the US Government’s bid to lift federal protection of gray wolves across most of the 48 states is based on unproven claims about their genetics.  The publication represents a significant setback for the pending proposal to de-list the wolf in most areas of the country.  The scientists participating in the review … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices Here Not Reflecting National Rise

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Anyone taking a casual drive around town can plainly see the price of gasoline has remained unchanged for the past several weeks. Nationally, it appears to be on its way up again.  Amerine Woodyard of the US Energy Information Administration says, the U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline rose for the first time in 5 weeks to … Continue Reading

Mead Recognizes Jackson Businesswoman In His State of the State

February 11, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Clarene Law

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead honored Jackson Business Woman Clarene Law during his state of the state address as the first living inductee to the Wyoming Business Hall of Fame.  Mead told the joint session of the state legislature that Law serves as a role model for the hospitality industry and the growth of Wyoming business in general.  Mead pointed out that … Continue Reading

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  • Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Pets for Rabies - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming State Laboratory scientists are urging owners to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. Virologist Myrna Miller says it’s especially important for pet owners in Laramie and Goshen Counties. “The south central rabies virus strain has been moving into the state of Wyoming from the southern and eastern borders,” reports Miller. “So we’ve have quite […]
  • Statewide Unemployment Dips to 4.0% in March - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming’s unemployment rate continued to fall last month. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported on Tuesday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.2 percent in February to 4.0 percent in March. “If you go back four years ago, unemployment was at 7.5 percent and now it’s at 4.0,” said Senior Economist […]
  • Warm And Windy, With Developing Showers And Thunderstorms - April 22, 2014
    Temperatures will be quite warm and comfortable today, ahead of an incoming low pressure system and cold front.  Along with warmer temperatures, winds will increase across the entire state, turning strong and gusty.  As the cold front pushes into the cowboy state from the west-northwest, clouds thicken and showers and thunderstorms will develop.  There will […]
  • You can’t catch Internet viruses if you turn off the computer - April 22, 2014
    I’m no tech genius, but I think the best way to keep your stuff safe from hackers is to just stay off the Internet and go outside. I might be a little behind on my Internet threats, but I thought I heard something last week about an Internet virus called the Heartbleed virus. I don’t […]

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