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Christy Walton Wyoming’s Wealthiest Person

August 5, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

A real estate blog called Movato created an interactive map of the U.S. with the wealthiest person in each state and Christy Walton is officially the richest woman in Wyoming. She inherited $18.2 billion in 2005 from her late husband John Walton of Wal-Mart. Movoto says Christy is worth $37.9 billion

Candidate Slams League of Women Voters

July 30, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Jackson Hole Daily says a Secretary of State candidate bashed of the League of Women Voters because of their leftward slant. Clark Stith said he will not go to a forum of people who lobby for gun control, oppose the Keystone KL pipeline, seek to eliminate coal production and support partial birth abortion. The League’s state president Amy Williamson said Stith’s statements were an oversimplification of the national league’s research findings on those issues

Fires Rage as Wyoming Dries Out

July 29, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Several wildfires are burning around Jackson Hole including one in the Gros Ventre Range and another in the National Elk Refuge. The largest in Teton Interagency Fire’s district is the Bang Creek Fire which is 52 acres and was started by lightning. Jackson Hole Daily says even though the West Crossing, Swede and Wolf fires are burning in addition to the Bang Creek fire, this is still a mild year for Wyoming

Wyoming School Districts Join to Get Money Back from State

July 25, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off

Seven Wyoming school districts say the state underfunded k-12 schools $151 million dollars in the past few years and they want their money back. The Associated Press says Teton County School District Number One, Sweetwater County Number Two and Campbell County Number One are a few of the districts signed onto a coalition to get the money back. State Representative and Chairman of the Joint Appropriations Committee Steve Harshman says some districts received too much money in past years

Whooping Cough Cases Climb in Wyoming

July 23, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

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

July 22, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

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

July 18, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

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

July 18, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

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

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  • The Grizzlies Won’t Be a Pushover [AUDIO] - August 29, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys open up their football season at home against Montana tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon in Laramie.  It’s the first meeting between the two schools since 1997, and the Grizzlies enter the game as the fifth-ranked team in the FCS. On defense, the Cowboys top priority is to stop the run.  With a talented quarterback […]
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