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Governor Mead Slams EPA

June 23, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Governor Matt Mead slammed the Environmental Protection Agency for crippling Wyoming and all of America with their recent regulations while speaking in Grand Teton National Park. Jackson Hole Daily says Governor Mead spoke to the Wyoming Mining Association during their 59th annual convention and focused his thoughts on how the EPA is harming Americans with their power plant, water and global warming regulations. Mead says he is skeptical about man-made global warming

Carbon Emission in Wyoming

June 17, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Gov. Matt Mead is sending a message to Washington to reconsider proposed carbon emission standards that could hurt Wyoming. Mead and governors from 11 other states signed the letter drafted by the Republican Governors Association that says states will suffer under the new standards. Mead says he has not ruled out challenging the new EPA standards in court. Wyoming is already part of 11 lawsuits against the EPA. The state leads the nation in coal production.

Wyoming Third for Nerds

June 16, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Sorry friends, Wyoming apparently is the country’s third nerdiest state. That according to an online index by Estately. The rankings were based on where Facebook users live and how much interest they had in “nerdy” categories including Star Trek, Star Wars, Harry Potter, comic books and Dungeons and Dragons. The other states that scored high in the nerd category were Alaska, Idaho and Utah

Las Vegas Officer Ties to Wyoming

June 11, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

One of the officers shot in Las Vegas over the weekend has local ties. Officer Alyn Beck, who was killed Sunday in an ambush, is survived by his wife Nicole Hastings Beck who grew up in Afton, Wyoming and graduated from Star Valley High School. Alyn Beck grew up in Green River. The Afton Independent report the Becks have three children. The other who was killed, Igor Soldo, is also survived by a wife and a baby

Wolf Hunting Deadline Nears

May 30, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

The deadline for comments on the next wolf-hunting season in Wyoming is approaching quickly. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department wants to set a limit of 43 wolves for this fall’s third annual hunting season in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks which is 17 more than last year. Jackson Hole Daily says the state’s wolf population is staying steady at about 300 wolves

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

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  • Mild With Increasing Winds Today, Colder And More Unsettled This Weekend - November 21, 2014
    High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening.  Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming.  Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Daytime […]
  • Shouldn’t my dogs be KEEPING their hair now? - November 21, 2014
    I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]
  • Cool And Still Breezy At Times - November 20, 2014
    High pressure will be the main weather feature across much of the state today.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Winds, however, could still be breezy to gusty at times.  Expect gusting between 35 and 50 mph across central and southeastern Wyoming this morning […]
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