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People in Rural Wyoming Go Hungry

August 12, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Americans are going hungry in the same towns where most of the country’s food is growing. More than 14 percent of rural households are receiving food stamps or SNAP benefits compared to urban households at 11. There are about 34,000 people in Wyoming who use SNAP which averages out to about $125 a month. One out of every nine rural households has a SNAP recipient under 18-years-old or over 60.

Congress Blasts National Park Service

August 7, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming’s congressional trio is putting major pressure on the Grand Teton National Park Service to account for all the money they’ve spent on studying the Moose-Wilson Road. U.S Representative Cynthia Lummis and U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso are asking how the Park Service is spending taxpayer dollars. Jackson Hole Daily says the Park Service hasn’t responded about their several-year study deciding whether the road should be a one way or two way

Wyoming Couple Kept Child In Outdoor Cage

August 6, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

A Wyoming man and woman are facing felony charges for allegedly keeping the woman’s 7-year-old son in an outdoor cage several times over three weeks forcing the child to sleep outside even during rainstorms. ABC News says deputies went to the property and found a cage made of wood and metal about five feet tall and six feet wide with a cot, toothbrush and bucket inside. The Laramie Boomerang says the man and woman are each facing one count of child abuse and three counts of felony restraint

Christy Walton Wyoming’s Wealthiest Person

August 5, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

A real estate blog called Movato created an interactive map of the U.S. with the wealthiest person in each state and Christy Walton is officially the richest woman in Wyoming. She inherited $18.2 billion in 2005 from her late husband John Walton of Wal-Mart. Movoto says Christy is worth $37.9 billion

Candidate Slams League of Women Voters

July 30, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Jackson Hole Daily says a Secretary of State candidate bashed of the League of Women Voters because of their leftward slant. Clark Stith said he will not go to a forum of people who lobby for gun control, oppose the Keystone KL pipeline, seek to eliminate coal production and support partial birth abortion. The League’s state president Amy Williamson said Stith’s statements were an oversimplification of the national league’s research findings on those issues

Fires Rage as Wyoming Dries Out

July 29, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Several wildfires are burning around Jackson Hole including one in the Gros Ventre Range and another in the National Elk Refuge. The largest in Teton Interagency Fire’s district is the Bang Creek Fire which is 52 acres and was started by lightning. Jackson Hole Daily says even though the West Crossing, Swede and Wolf fires are burning in addition to the Bang Creek fire, this is still a mild year for Wyoming

Wyoming School Districts Join to Get Money Back from State

July 25, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off

Seven Wyoming school districts say the state underfunded k-12 schools $151 million dollars in the past few years and they want their money back. The Associated Press says Teton County School District Number One, Sweetwater County Number Two and Campbell County Number One are a few of the districts signed onto a coalition to get the money back. State Representative and Chairman of the Joint Appropriations Committee Steve Harshman says some districts received too much money in past years

Whooping Cough Cases Climb in Wyoming

July 23, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming’s health department is calling for babies and other people with weak immune systems to get vaccinated for whooping cough. The Associated Press says the state is seeing an increase in the sickness with 43 cases already reported this year. State Health Officer Dr. Wendy Braund says they are most concerned about Campbell County that has seen several cases including pregnant women

Biologists Study Salt River Fish This Week

July 22, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming Game and Fish Department biologists and technicians are conducting population estimates by electrofishing in the Salt River this week. The area from Auburn-Grover Lane to the Narrows and the Narrows to the Diversion are being tested. Jackson Hole Daily says electrofishing stuns the fish giving biologists time to capture, count and measure them

Elk Population OK

July 18, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

The journal Ecosphere has published new research suggesting chronic wasting disease would not wipe out elk populations if it reaches northwest Wyoming. The findings of the research, according to the Jackson Hole News and Guide, asserts Elk herds would bounce back from CWD if managers respond by reducing hunting pressure

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  • 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 […]
  • Pleasant Autumn Weather Expected - October 16, 2014
    Temperatures will be noticeably cooler and closer to average today due to a cool front that crossed through the state of Wyoming yesterday.  We can also expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds today, but conditions will remain mainly dry.  Winds will gust between 15 to 25 mph.  Daytime highs will reach the […]

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