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Fracking Law Changes in Wyoming

April 8, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

OSHA finished three weeks of hearings in Wyoming affecting the future of fracking. Executive director for the Wyoming Equality State Policy Center Dan Neal was in favor of a rule to help keep workers from inhaling too much silica dust.

Having exposure limits means businesses would have to keep work site air clean with vacuum systems or worker respirators

Wyoming Business Images magazine promotes state to relocating businesses

April 7, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

The Wyoming Business Council just released their annual print and digital program, Wyoming Business Images. The program promotes the state’s relocating businesses, site selectors and business executives. The photography organization highlights the amazing quality of life, diversity, culture and low cost of living.

Wyoming Wins Suit to Have Equal Playing Field for Wyoming Travel Industry

April 7, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

The Wyoming Supreme Court approved a decision requiring online travel companies to collect sales tax and pay it to the state when they book hotels in Wyoming. Governor Matt Mead says no company in Wyoming’s tourist industry should have an unfair advantage.

Applicants Sought for Bridger-Teton National Forest Resource Advisory Committee

April 7, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is looking for candidates to fill the Bridger-Teton Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act for Lincoln County, Wyoming. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has 15 members representing a wide variety of interests and are looking for five new members to take on leadership roles. #Neal

Big Snowpack Ends Wyoming Cloud Seeding

April 4, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming’s southern mountains have had more snowfall than usual this year forcing the state’s cloud seeding research project to end early to protect against potential spring flooding. Wyoming Water Development Office project manager Barry Lawrence says the Medicine Bow and Sierra Madre ranges stopped cloud seeding Wednesday. All cloud seeding is scheduled to end April 30. #Neal

 

Child Poverty Rate Increases in Wyoming

April 4, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

A new study finds the number of Wyoming children living in poverty is increasing. The Annie E. Casey Foundation reports on milestones of children’s well being including: health, neighborhoods and education using stats from the Census Bureau. The study found 17 percent of Wyoming kids were living in poverty as of 2012, that is a five percent increase since 2008. The study also finds the majority of children in the United States will be from minority races by 2018. #Neal

 

Search Continues for Benzene in Wyoming Wells

April 3, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality is testing private wells in Hoback this week to find if benzene, the chemical detected in Hoback Market’s well, is found in others nearby. Hoback Market’s tap water had 60 times the maximum amount of benzene allowed when it was tested in March. Benzene is a compound found in gasoline and other sources that can cause anemia and cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

Wyoming Challenges EPA on Regional Haze in 10th Circuit

April 2, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Governor Matt Mead asked the Attorney General to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to reject part of the state’s plan to reduce regional haze. Wyoming filed suit in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to pursue it. Wyoming utilities have already spent millions upgrading power plants to reduce emissions

Wyoming Oil and Gas Supervisor Resigns

April 2, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

State Supervisor for the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Grant Black, resigned from his position Monday after being there for less than a year. Lead petroleum engineer Mark Watson is taking his place for the time being. Governor Matt Mead says all of the commissions projects will move forward as planned

Wyoming One of the Most Dependent States on Federal Tax Money

April 2, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

A new study ranks Wyoming 43rd for the amount of federal dollars it receives meaning it is one of the nation’s most dependent states on federal government money. Wyoming received $1.30 from the federal government for every dollar they paid in taxes from 2007-2009. Mississippi and New York are the most dependent states and Delaware is the least.

 

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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 […]
  • GPS will sometimes lead you to astray - August 29, 2014
    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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