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Wyoming Legislator Still Pushes to Make Marijuana Legal

May 21, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

A Wyoming state legislator isn’t giving up on his idea to allow people to legally have a little bit of marijuana. The Laramie County democrat James Byrd tells the Wyoming Tribune Eagle if he is re-elected in November his focus will be on marijuana legislation, jobs and education. The House of Representatives voted 45-15 against allowing citizens to have an ounce or less of marijuana

Agencies Push Bison Back into Yellowstone

May 20, 2014 State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off

State and Federal agencies are pushing bison back into Yellowstone National Park today for their yearly effort to keep the migrating bison away from cattle in southwestern Montana. State Department of Livestock Executive Officer Christian Mackay says horseback and ATV riders are driving 300 West Yellowstone bison seven miles deeper into the park. Local News 8 says the agencies have been sued by environmentalists in the past for using helicopters so they’ve reverted to horses and four wheelers

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

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    When my old F-350 died, we knew we couldn’t get much for it. We traded it straight across for a no-frills Chevy Aveo. That wasn’t much of an improvement. For the short time we owned the Aveo, we referred to it as the “Reasonably Priced Car,” because it reminded us of the gutless hunks of […]
  • Torrington Man’s Body Recovered from Hawk Springs Reservoir - September 22, 2014
    The body of James “Jesse” Nelson was recovered from Hawk Springs Reservoir on Saturday by Goshen County Search and Rescue personnel. Wyoming State Parks reports that the 53-year-old Torrington man jumped into the reservoir on September 15 to save an occupant that jumped from his boat into the reservoir for an unknown reason. That person […]
  • New Miss Wyoming USA Crowned - September 22, 2014
    The 2015 Miss Wyoming USA and Miss Wyoming Teen USA Pageants took place Sunday, September 21, at the Casper Events Center in Casper. A large crowd filled the center on Sunday evening for the pageant finals, where the panel of judges selected Caroline Scott of Cheyenne as Miss Wyoming USA 2015, and Payton Sanders of Casper as Miss Wyoming TEEN USA 2015.  Both […]
  • Simple steps can help you get your goat - September 22, 2014
    In Wyoming, antelope hunting is often an afterthought. We tend to focus on elk, and deer are a close second. Not many of us do a whole lot of planning for our antelope hunts. Maybe that’s partly because compared to deer and especially elk, antelope hunting can be pretty easy. As long as you’re not […]

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