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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

New Route Most Pilots Use at Jackson Airport

It sounds like a win-win for Jackson Hole pilots and residents. The Associated Press says 80 percent of planes landing at the Jackson Hole airport are using a new route. The new path keeps planes further away from the Tetons, Jackson Lake and the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park. Pilots like it because it shaves 14 miles and a few minutes off of their trips and park officials like it because they don’t hear as many low flying planes close to the park

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

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  • Colder Today With Rain Showers And Mountain Snow - October 1, 2014
    A cold front and weather system will push through the state of Wyoming early today.  Scattered rain showers will be possible statewide across lower elevations, but the best chance will be in northern and southeastern Wyoming.  Rain showers could become heavy at times, especially in southeastern parts of the state in the afternoon and evening.  […]
  • Today’s a big day for hunters in Wyoming - October 1, 2014
    If you’re really serious about hunting, you’re probably not listening to this. Depending on where you are in the state, the sun’s either up already or sunrise isn’t far away. If you’re a die-hard hunter, you’re probably already hunkered down in a field waiting for the geese to come in, out in the timber trying […]
  • Not all bad news in judge’s decision to relist wolves - September 30, 2014
    U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down a ruling last week that removed wolves from Wyoming control and put them back under the protection of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That ruling put an end to hunting wolves anywhere in the state, whether they’re in the trophy game area in the northwestern corner […]
  • The king of upland game birds is a worthy opponent - September 29, 2014
    Ruffed grouse hunters in the parts of the country where the birds are hunted heavily might flush 60 birds in one day, see six, get shots at four and come home with two. They consider that an average day. The birds are not easy to see, even when you know where they are. If you […]

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