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Sage Grouse Habitats

October 1, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

A new study finds that hunters, campers, fishermen and others spend $87 million a year in Wyoming within 50 miles of BLM rangeland. Those fighting to protect the habitat of sage grouse in the West say the study shows the importance of the bird’s natural habitat. The Associated Press reports that federal rangelands with significant tracts of sagebrush resulted in more than $1 billion being poured in the economies of western states last year

NWS Holds Winter Awareness Day

September 30, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming’s emergency management agencies and the National Weather Service are teaming up for Winter Awareness Day Wednesday, October 8 in Riverton. NWS is training people on how to prepare their homes and cars with emergency kits to be able to survive any situation. Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the Riverton NWS office says the safest surface to drive on when it’s snowing is behind the plows

Wyoming State Bar Looks for Volunteers

September 18, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming’s State Bar is looking for volunteers from the general public who aren’t lawyers to serve on three of the state’s regulatory boards. Jackson Hole Daily says board members will serve three-year terms overseeing the regulations governing Wyoming lawyers. Members of the public can volunteer for the Board of Continuing Legal Education, the Board of Professional Responsibility and the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee

Wyoming’s Bill to End the Death Penalty Gets Shot Down

September 15, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

The bill to abolish the death penalty in Wyoming didn’t make it past the Judiciary Committee. Jackson Hole Daily says the five Senate members struck the bill down, but approved a bill to kill prisoners with a firing squad. Representative Marti Halverson voted to repeal the death penalty and says there are so many barriers to the death penalty the state might as well not have it at al

Wilson Residents Sue Wyoming to Raise Donation Cap

August 28, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

A Wilson couple is suing the state of Wyoming to get rid of the limits on how much money political donors can give to candidates during an election. State law says single donors can only give up to $25,000 and only $1,000 to each individual candidate over a two year period. Jackson Hole Daily says Wilson residents Daniel and Carleen Brophy are close to the limit and are suing Wyoming’s Secretary of State Max Maxfield to donate more than the legal limit

Wyoming Lottery Sells $200,000 of Tickets in First Day

August 27, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

The Wyoming Lottery sold almost $200,000 in Powerball and Mega Millions tickets in their opening day. Local News 8 says 67-year-old grandmother and promotional contest winner Mary Ogg bought the first ticket starting the lottery frenzy. The Wyoming Lottery Corporation says Powerball ticket sales jumped to more than $130,000 and Mega Millions rose to $68,000 from noon to midnight on Sunday

Demonstrators Rally in Jackson for the Jobless

August 25, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Local News 8 says ten demonstrators gathered outside the Federal Reserve Conference in Jackson carrying posters and wearing green t-shirts saying “What recovery?” The demonstrators say they came from New York, Missouri, Minnesota and other areas to raise awareness about people who still can’t find jobs after the economic recovery. Security guards hovered close by as one demonstrator stopped and spoke with Federal Chair Janet Yellen before the opening reception

Economists Watch Jackson

August 22, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off

Economists are keeping an eye on Jackson today where Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will give a speech on the outlook of the US economy. Her speech is a much-anticipated part of the economic conference sponsored by the Federal Reserve and held every August in Jackson

Bureau of Reclamation Drops Snake’s Water Levels

August 20, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

The Bureau of Reclamation reduced the water in the Snake River by 15 percent at Jackson Lake Dam this weekend. Jackson Hole Daily says the Bureau dropped the levels from 2,400 cubic feet per second to 2,000 over the weekend. Upper Snake Water Operations Manager Mike Boyce says the decision to drop water levels is probably because of recent rain. Jackson Lake was 87 percent full and Palisades Reservoir 55 percent this Monday

Citizens Vote for Primary Elections

August 19, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Voters from across the state are heading to the polls today to choose which political parties will represent them in the general election. Voters are also selecting which special tax projects they want to pay for. Citizens need a Social Security number and driver’s license to vote at one of the 17 locations. Jackson Hole Daily says the polls will stay open until 7 o’clock tonight

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  • Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014
    I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
  • Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014
    Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]

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