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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

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

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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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