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Applicants Sought for Bridger-Teton National Forest Resource Advisory Committee

April 7, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is looking for candidates to fill the Bridger-Teton Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act for Lincoln County, Wyoming. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has 15 members representing a wide variety of interests and are looking for five new members to take on leadership roles. #Neal

Big Snowpack Ends Wyoming Cloud Seeding

April 4, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming’s southern mountains have had more snowfall than usual this year forcing the state’s cloud seeding research project to end early to protect against potential spring flooding. Wyoming Water Development Office project manager Barry Lawrence says the Medicine Bow and Sierra Madre ranges stopped cloud seeding Wednesday. All cloud seeding is scheduled to end April 30. #Neal

 

Child Poverty Rate Increases in Wyoming

April 4, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

A new study finds the number of Wyoming children living in poverty is increasing. The Annie E. Casey Foundation reports on milestones of children’s well being including: health, neighborhoods and education using stats from the Census Bureau. The study found 17 percent of Wyoming kids were living in poverty as of 2012, that is a five percent increase since 2008. The study also finds the majority of children in the United States will be from minority races by 2018. #Neal

 

Search Continues for Benzene in Wyoming Wells

April 3, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality is testing private wells in Hoback this week to find if benzene, the chemical detected in Hoback Market’s well, is found in others nearby. Hoback Market’s tap water had 60 times the maximum amount of benzene allowed when it was tested in March. Benzene is a compound found in gasoline and other sources that can cause anemia and cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

Wyoming Challenges EPA on Regional Haze in 10th Circuit

April 2, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Governor Matt Mead asked the Attorney General to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to reject part of the state’s plan to reduce regional haze. Wyoming filed suit in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to pursue it. Wyoming utilities have already spent millions upgrading power plants to reduce emissions

Wyoming Oil and Gas Supervisor Resigns

April 2, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

State Supervisor for the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Grant Black, resigned from his position Monday after being there for less than a year. Lead petroleum engineer Mark Watson is taking his place for the time being. Governor Matt Mead says all of the commissions projects will move forward as planned

Wyoming One of the Most Dependent States on Federal Tax Money

April 2, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

A new study ranks Wyoming 43rd for the amount of federal dollars it receives meaning it is one of the nation’s most dependent states on federal government money. Wyoming received $1.30 from the federal government for every dollar they paid in taxes from 2007-2009. Mississippi and New York are the most dependent states and Delaware is the least.

 

Earthquake Rocks Yellowstone

April 1, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off

A 4.8 earthquake hit Yellowstone National Park Sunday morning, 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 Unemployment Lowest in Over Five Years

April 1, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

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

Yellowstone Feels Biggest Earthquake Since 1980

March 31, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off

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.

 

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