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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.

 

State concedes most of Hill bill unconstitutional

March 28, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming state lawyers are saying the bill stripping most duties from the superintendent of public instruction is unconstitutional. The state attorney general’s office asked a district court judge to uphold five minor parts of the law on Monday. The state said moving power from Superintendent Cindy Hill to a Department of Education director should be ruled unconstitutional. Hill sued the state after the law went into effect last year. The Supreme Court ruled in January lawmakers overstepped their authority in passing the legislation. The court later refused to reconsider the case.

State Board of Education Struggles to Adopt New Science Standards

March 27, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

The State Board of Education doesn’t know what to do now that lawmakers have tried to block them from adopting new national science standards for Wyoming’s schools. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle says the board met Monday and by one vote, members decided not to keep trying for a new set of standards. Members said restarting the process would only slow the adoption of new science standards

Governor: Australia Trip Showcases Coal’s Potential

March 27, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Governor Matt Mead returned from a conference on coal technology in Australia recently. The 2014 International Advanced Coal Technology Conference brought together experts from around the world to talk about advances in coal use, storage and utilization. The coal conferences happen about every two years.

Wyoming Cops Give Twice as Many Speeding Tickets to Out-of State Drivers

March 25, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off

Wyoming Highway Patrol gives twice as many speeding tickets to out-of-state drivers as it does people from Wyoming. The Highway Patrol handed out just over 21,000 speeding tickets to state residents and 40,000 to drivers from other states in 2012. Wyoming Highway Patrol Colonel John Buter says they do not target out-of-state drivers

Secretary of State Reads Proclamation for Month of the Military Child

March 25, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield is reading a proclamation recognizing April as the Month of the Military Child at the Cheyenne Depot 6-8 p.m. next Monday. The public is invited to come and eat free pizza, soft drinks and snacks

Rock-falls Still Snarl Jackson Traffic

March 14, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Falling Rock

(JACKSON, Wyo)  Drivers who travel the northern end of South Park Loop Road have repeatedly been confounded in their travels as rock-falls along that stretch of road have caused the road to be closed on numerous occasions.  So far, the Jackson public works department has placed a snow barrier between the road and the hillside, and more recently … Continue Reading

Teton Dems Hold 2014 Convention

March 14, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Democrats

(JACKSON, Wyo)  The 2014 election season gets under way in earnest this weekend with the 2014 Teton County Democratic Convention.  Participants will establish a county platform, discuss new healthcare options and elect delegates to the state convention.  Potential candidates planning on running in November will also make their intentions known. The convention takes place tomorrow afternoon at the Teton County Commissioners’ chambers.

Enzi Seeks To Stem Duplication of Federal Programs

March 14, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
Enzi

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)  An amendment that is intended to help weed out duplication, overlap and inefficiencies in federal early learning and child-care programs, introduced by Wyoming’s senior US Senator Mike Enzi, was appoved this week by the Senate.  Enzi explained that the Government Accountability Office has identified … Continue Reading

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  • Governor Takes Action to Protect Wyoming Forests - April 24, 2014
    Governor Matt Mead continues to work to protect Wyoming’s forests. In a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Governor Mead identified most forested acres in Wyoming as areas needing expedited insect and disease treatment. These areas include portions of the Bighorn, Black Hills, Bridger-Teton, Medicine Bow, Shoshone, and Uinta National Forests and could potentially lead to […]
  • University of Wyoming Professor Receives Prestigious Math Fellowship - April 24, 2014
    Chris Hall soon will roam the halls where a mathematical giant once stood. Hall, a University of Wyoming associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, has been selected for the prestigious von Neumann Fellowship at Princeton University’s Institute for Advanced Study. Up to eight of these fellowships are available each year. “I’m excited about the fellowship […]
  • Know how to defend yourself from a bear attack - April 24, 2014
    I hope you know what to do to avoid having a bad encounter with a bear. But do you know what to do if an encounter is unavoidable? If you’re wandering around the woods, doing everything you should do to keep from startling a bear, chances are you won’t see one. But even the best […]
  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]

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