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Wyoming Legislature Talks Drones and Death Penalty

May 16, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Interim Committee began this year’s session in Rawlins talking about drones and the death penalty. Jackson Hole Daily says the goal was to decide if they should create any bills for the 2015 legislative session. The two day meeting was the first chance for the committee to hear testimony and there will be two more sessions in July and September before they make final decisions

FCC Votes in Favor of Charging Websites for Better, Faster Internet

May 16, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

The Federal Communications Commission voted yesterday in favor of a proposal for internet service providers to charge websites for higher-quality and speed for their content to American consumers which could be a blow to Wyoming. The chairman of the National Rural Assembly says he fears this will negatively affect places still waiting for affordable high-speed internet. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says any kind of behavior that hurts consumers won’t be allowed

No Federal Waiver for Wyoming Schools Next Year

May 14, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming won’t get a waiver next school year under the federal education law. Casper Star Tribune says some of Wyoming’s highest performing schools might soon be considered failing under the No Child Left Behind Act. Former state Education Department Director Richard Chrandall says the state didn’t apply for the waiver because Wyoming’s education accountability model wouldn’t have met federal guidelines

Pilot Brothers and Their Missing Plane Found

May 13, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Two 80-year-old brothers and their missing single-engine plane have been found wrecked on a mountain in northwest Wyoming. Park County Sheriff’s Office says they found the plane yesterday morning on a mountain in Yellowstone National Park. Rescuers still haven’t made it to the crash site because they are worried about causing an avalanche. Officials still don’t know if the brothers survived

Plane Crashes in Cody and Crews Can’t Find It

May 12, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

A search is underway for a plane that is missing and may have crashed near Yellowstone National Park. Officials from Park County, Wyoming, say the single-engine plane with two people on board left the Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody Tuesday. The two men on board were headed to Twin Falls. Radar last spotted the plane near Yellowstone’s east entrance

Opal Residents Return After Plant Explosion

May 7, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Opal residents are heading home after being evacuated because of an explosion at a natural gas processing plant. Authorities forced the town of just under 100 people out of their homes as a precaution against more explosions or smoke. There is still no word on what caused the explosion

Wyoming Economy Creeps Upward Slowly

May 5, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming’s economy is growing, but not by much. Star Tribune says the state’s job growth jumped 0.4 percent in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same quarter the year before according to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. Wyoming’s unemployment rate dropped from 4.7 percent in March 2013 to four percent in March of this year

Wyoming Fish and Game Warns People About Bear Capturing

May 5, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is warning people to stay away from their grizzly bear trapping areas in Yellowstone this fall. The Associated Press says the department is capturing grizzlies to study their habits in an effort to help protect them. Park visitors should watch for warning signs and stay far away

Long Winter Leaves Wyoming Farmers Without Crops

May 5, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming farmers are well behind planting schedule after a long winter and a wet spring. University of Wyoming Extension crops educator Sandra Frost says weather might keep them from producing enough crops to pay their bills. The Powell Tribune says sugar beets will be most-impacted and it’s already too late for farmers to order new short-season crops because their seed orders are done several months in advance

Wyoming game and Fish Capture Grizzlies

May 2, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is capturing grizzly bears in northwest Wyoming starting this spring and continuing through fall in an effort to monitor them more closely. Game and Fish is posting warning signs around the trapping sites to protect the public from potential bear attacks

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  • Don’t let snakes ruin your Labor Day - September 1, 2014
    In my opinion, everybody should go hunting each weekend of the hunting season. You don’t have to go after elk or deer every time. Change it up a little. Hunt doves on the first weekend, then try to get a blue grouse or two the next. Later in the fall, you can start working duck […]
  • The Grizzlies Won’t Be a Pushover [AUDIO] - August 29, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys open up their football season at home against Montana tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon in Laramie.  It’s the first meeting between the two schools since 1997, and the Grizzlies enter the game as the fifth-ranked team in the FCS. On defense, the Cowboys top priority is to stop the run.  With a talented quarterback […]
  • Warmer Temperatures With Isolated Thunderstorms Expected Today - August 29, 2014
    A weak ridge of high pressure will build over the region today, which will allow temperatures to become warmer and closer to average statewide.  However, some lingering low-level moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms for the afternoon and early evening hours.  Gusty winds and lots of lightning will be […]
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    At the risk of sounding like I’ve been watching too much Top Gear, I need to go off on a bit of a rant right now. The good folks at Nissan let me drive a Titan for two full months, which was really nice of them. And it’s done a pretty good job of filling […]

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