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Wyoming Becomes More Diverse as Minorities Grow

July 1, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

New details from the Census show that Wyoming is becoming more diverse. The state’s minority population grew by more than 15 percent from 2010 to 2013. Hispanics make up the largest minority group in the state and their numbers grew by 12 percent in that same time period. The African-American population doubled. Whites make up 84 percent of Wyoming’s population, but that population grew by only 1.2 percent in the same three years

Game and Fish Finds Volunteers for Cutthroat Fin Clipping

June 30, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming Game and Fish managers are looking for volunteers to fin-clip thousands of cutthroat trout headed for Palisades Reservoir in the fall. Jackson Hole Daily says the clipping helps biologists recognize the difference from wild fish. Game and Fish is hosting the fin-clipping Tuesday and Wednesday 9 to 4 at the Jackson National Fish Hatcher on Highway 89

Wyoming’s Cougars Avoid Wolves Study Finds

June 24, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

A new study finds Wyoming mountain lions go out of their way to avoid wolves. Teton Cougar Project conducted the research and learned cats in Jackson Hole spend more time outside the productive parts of the landscape than inside, in order to distance themselves from the wolves. Local News 8 says the study was published in the Journal of Zoology in May

Governor Mead Slams EPA

June 23, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Governor Matt Mead slammed the Environmental Protection Agency for crippling Wyoming and all of America with their recent regulations while speaking in Grand Teton National Park. Jackson Hole Daily says Governor Mead spoke to the Wyoming Mining Association during their 59th annual convention and focused his thoughts on how the EPA is harming Americans with their power plant, water and global warming regulations. Mead says he is skeptical about man-made global warming

Carbon Emission in Wyoming

June 17, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Gov. Matt Mead is sending a message to Washington to reconsider proposed carbon emission standards that could hurt Wyoming. Mead and governors from 11 other states signed the letter drafted by the Republican Governors Association that says states will suffer under the new standards. Mead says he has not ruled out challenging the new EPA standards in court. Wyoming is already part of 11 lawsuits against the EPA. The state leads the nation in coal production.

Wyoming Third for Nerds

June 16, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Sorry friends, Wyoming apparently is the country’s third nerdiest state. That according to an online index by Estately. The rankings were based on where Facebook users live and how much interest they had in “nerdy” categories including Star Trek, Star Wars, Harry Potter, comic books and Dungeons and Dragons. The other states that scored high in the nerd category were Alaska, Idaho and Utah

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

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  • Single Vehicle Rollover Kills Rock Springs Woman - September 19, 2014
    A single vehicle rollover on September 11th, at 11:50 p.m., resulted in the 105th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2014. A 2000 Dodge Ram truck was being driven by 54 year old Denise R. Olson of Rock Springs, Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports that the truck was traveling south on WY 530 at mile post 15 […]
  • Not As Warm With A Few Showers And Thunderstorms Today - September 19, 2014
    Scattered showers will be possible in central and southern Wyoming this morning into early afternoon as a weak cool front continues to push through the state.  Higher pressure will then build over the region this afternoon and evening, but some lingering moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms in southern […]
  • Be a geek — make a gear checklist - September 19, 2014
    You’re miles from home. Heck, you’re even miles from the trailhead. You’re sitting in hunting camp, and you’re ready for the hunt that’ll start the next morning. You have your rifle. Your skinning knife’s on your belt. Your license is in your back pocket. Your cartridges are … uh, oh. They’re sitting on the seat […]
  • Cody Man Commits Suicide - September 18, 2014
    A 41-year-old Cody man killed himself with a pistol following a fight with his fiancé on Wednesday night. The Cody Police Department reports that Thad Deuter shot himself in the head in his backyard following a domestic dispute shortly after 8 p.m. At this time, authorities are not releasing additional information and the investigation is […]

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