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Las Vegas Officer Ties to Wyoming

June 11, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

One of the officers shot in Las Vegas over the weekend has local ties. Officer Alyn Beck, who was killed Sunday in an ambush, is survived by his wife Nicole Hastings Beck who grew up in Afton, Wyoming and graduated from Star Valley High School. Alyn Beck grew up in Green River. The Afton Independent report the Becks have three children. The other who was killed, Igor Soldo, is also survived by a wife and a baby

Wolf Hunting Deadline Nears

May 30, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

The deadline for comments on the next wolf-hunting season in Wyoming is approaching quickly. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department wants to set a limit of 43 wolves for this fall’s third annual hunting season in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks which is 17 more than last year. Jackson Hole Daily says the state’s wolf population is staying steady at about 300 wolves

Wyoming Wants Federal Relief from No Child Left Behind Act

May 30, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming is asking the federal government to allow schools labeled needing improvement by the No Child Left Behind Act the ability to tutor students outside of class. Currently, the Act forces students who need help in school to turn to a private company or other academic provider. The Casper Star-Tribune says the Wyoming Department of Education is looking for public comment until June 10

Best and Worst States for Military Veterans

May 23, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Not all states are created equal when it comes to taking care of military veterans. WalletHub did a study measuring 18 key areas like taxes on military benefits, veteran job opportunities and healthcare services. Wyoming tops the list as the best state for military retirees followed by New Hampshire and Montana. Indiana, New York and California are the worst states to live in if you retired from the military

Wyoming Legislator Still Pushes to Make Marijuana Legal

May 21, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

A Wyoming state legislator isn’t giving up on his idea to allow people to legally have a little bit of marijuana. The Laramie County democrat James Byrd tells the Wyoming Tribune Eagle if he is re-elected in November his focus will be on marijuana legislation, jobs and education. The House of Representatives voted 45-15 against allowing citizens to have an ounce or less of marijuana

Agencies Push Bison Back into Yellowstone

May 20, 2014 State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off

State and Federal agencies are pushing bison back into Yellowstone National Park today for their yearly effort to keep the migrating bison away from cattle in southwestern Montana. State Department of Livestock Executive Officer Christian Mackay says horseback and ATV riders are driving 300 West Yellowstone bison seven miles deeper into the park. Local News 8 says the agencies have been sued by environmentalists in the past for using helicopters so they’ve reverted to horses and four wheelers

Wyoming Legislature Talks Drones and Death Penalty

May 16, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Interim Committee began this year’s session in Rawlins talking about drones and the death penalty. Jackson Hole Daily says the goal was to decide if they should create any bills for the 2015 legislative session. The two day meeting was the first chance for the committee to hear testimony and there will be two more sessions in July and September before they make final decisions

FCC Votes in Favor of Charging Websites for Better, Faster Internet

May 16, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

The Federal Communications Commission voted yesterday in favor of a proposal for internet service providers to charge websites for higher-quality and speed for their content to American consumers which could be a blow to Wyoming. The chairman of the National Rural Assembly says he fears this will negatively affect places still waiting for affordable high-speed internet. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says any kind of behavior that hurts consumers won’t be allowed

No Federal Waiver for Wyoming Schools Next Year

May 14, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming won’t get a waiver next school year under the federal education law. Casper Star Tribune says some of Wyoming’s highest performing schools might soon be considered failing under the No Child Left Behind Act. Former state Education Department Director Richard Chrandall says the state didn’t apply for the waiver because Wyoming’s education accountability model wouldn’t have met federal guidelines

Pilot Brothers and Their Missing Plane Found

May 13, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Two 80-year-old brothers and their missing single-engine plane have been found wrecked on a mountain in northwest Wyoming. Park County Sheriff’s Office says they found the plane yesterday morning on a mountain in Yellowstone National Park. Rescuers still haven’t made it to the crash site because they are worried about causing an avalanche. Officials still don’t know if the brothers survived

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    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
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