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Wyoming Wants Federal Relief from No Child Left Behind Act

May 30, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming is asking the federal government to allow schools labeled needing improvement by the No Child Left Behind Act the ability to tutor students outside of class. Currently, the Act forces students who need help in school to turn to a private company or other academic provider. The Casper Star-Tribune says the Wyoming Department of Education is looking for public comment until June 10

Best and Worst States for Military Veterans

May 23, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Not all states are created equal when it comes to taking care of military veterans. WalletHub did a study measuring 18 key areas like taxes on military benefits, veteran job opportunities and healthcare services. Wyoming tops the list as the best state for military retirees followed by New Hampshire and Montana. Indiana, New York and California are the worst states to live in if you retired from the military

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

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  • Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014
    I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
  • 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 […]

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