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Wyoming Wages Above National Average

October 6, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Workers in Wyoming have the seventh highest income per capita in the country. The Casper-Star Tribune reports Wyoming’s average wages were $52,826 in 2013. Wyoming’s wages were more than $8,000 above the national average

Federal Government Takes Over Wolf Population

October 2, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Today is supposed to be the start of the 2014 wolf hunting season, but U.S. District Court Judge Amy Jackson says Wyoming’s wolves are now under federal government jurisdiction. Jackson says U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is taking the reins indefinitely. Wyoming wildlife managers tell Jackson Hole News & Guide they are going to keep fighting to take back the authority to make decisions about the wolf population in their state

Wyoming Best State for Teachers

October 1, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming ranked number one in a recent analysis of which states are best for teachers. The social network WalletHub analyzed 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 18 metrics of “opportunity and competition” and “work environment.” Wyoming ranked fifth for annual salaries, third for the lowest pupil to teacher ratio and third for the highest public school spending per capita

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

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  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]

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