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Wind River Indian Reservation Sees Big Money in Government Settlement

April 24, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wind River Indian Reservation’s first payment for the $157 million federal settlement came through yesterday as members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe started receiving $6,300 checks in the mail. Native Americans flocked to the banks, car dealerships and auto parts stores in Riverton and Lander. After a 1970’s lawsuit, Federal law requires 85 percent of Native American mineral royalties be paid to individual tribal members and the other 15 percent going to the tribes as a whole

Wyoming Town Evacuates after Explosion

April 24, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

A small southwest Wyoming town has been evacuated after an explosion from a natural gas pipeline hub. Lincoln County spokesman Stephen Malik says there were no reported injuries and Opal residents evacuated to three miles outside of town for protection. Malik says none of the town structures were affected either

Volunteers Needed for 21st Annual Deer Mortality Surveys

April 22, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming Game and Fish wildlife managers are inviting the community to participate in their 21st annual deer mortality surveys. The goal is to understand how this past winter affected the Wyoming Range and Uinta mule deer herds. The Cokeville area surveys are Saturday, May 3 at 9 a.m. at the state line gravel pit three miles southwest of Sage Junction

Wyoming Officials Talk Future of Western Land

April 21, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming officials and eight other states joined together to talk about what’s in store for federal land in the west. Officials weighed in on federal land within their borders in Salt Lake City Friday. Montana state Senator Jennifer Fielder told the Associated Press bad policies, questionable science and budget cuts are hurting Western lands. Representatives from Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon and Washington all attended the summit

Poll: People in Wyoming Trust State Government

April 18, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming residents trust their state government more than almost any other state in the nation. 76 percent of Wyoming voters say they have a great deal of trust in the people they’ve elected making the Cowboy State number two in the nation according to a Gallup Poll. People in Illinois trust their state government the least at 28 percent

Yellowstone Elk Count Marred by Weather

April 16, 2014 State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off

Montana’s Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks says they weren’t able to finish counting the elk herd that migrates between Yellowstone National Park and Montana. Park and department scientists say the numbers this year are probably close to last year’s 3,900 elk, but they didn’t finish counting this year because of bad weather. The herd peaked at 20,000 in 1992 before gray wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone

Wyoming House Speaker Lubnau to Retire

April 16, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming House Speaker Tom Lubnau is retiring from the Legislature. The Gillette Republican was elected speaker for the 2013 and 2014 sessions. House speakers in Lubnau’s position traditionally end after that amount of time so he says he’s honoring the tradition and hopefully fading into obscurity

Wyoming Teen Charged With Killing Guard Pleads Guilty to Robbery

April 14, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

A Wyoming boy is pleading not guilty to killing a Nebraska jail guard, but is pleading guilty for the crime that landed him in jail in the first place…robbing a convenience store. Authorities say 15-year-old Dylan Cardeilhac lured 24-year-old Amanda Baker into his cell and then strangled her from behind

Wyoming’s Marriage Laws Under Fire at Federal Court Hearing

April 10, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

The federal court hearing challenging Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage will have direct effect on Wyoming’s marriage laws. A Utah couple is challenging their state’s ban on gay marriage at the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver today. The 10th Circuit Court also has jurisdiction over Wyoming so if there are changes in Utah’s laws there will also be changes in Wyoming’s

Fracking Law Changes in Wyoming

April 8, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

OSHA finished three weeks of hearings in Wyoming affecting the future of fracking. Executive director for the Wyoming Equality State Policy Center Dan Neal was in favor of a rule to help keep workers from inhaling too much silica dust.

Having exposure limits means businesses would have to keep work site air clean with vacuum systems or worker respirators

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