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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

Wyoming Teen Charged With Killing Guard Pleads Guilty to Robbery

April 14, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

A Wyoming boy is pleading not guilty to killing a Nebraska jail guard, but is pleading guilty for the crime that landed him in jail in the first place…robbing a convenience store. Authorities say 15-year-old Dylan Cardeilhac lured 24-year-old Amanda Baker into his cell and then strangled her from behind

Wyoming’s Marriage Laws Under Fire at Federal Court Hearing

April 10, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

The federal court hearing challenging Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage will have direct effect on Wyoming’s marriage laws. A Utah couple is challenging their state’s ban on gay marriage at the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver today. The 10th Circuit Court also has jurisdiction over Wyoming so if there are changes in Utah’s laws there will also be changes in Wyoming’s

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

 

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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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