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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

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

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