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FCC Votes in Favor of Charging Websites for Better, Faster Internet

May 16, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

The Federal Communications Commission voted yesterday in favor of a proposal for internet service providers to charge websites for higher-quality and speed for their content to American consumers which could be a blow to Wyoming. The chairman of the National Rural Assembly says he fears this will negatively affect places still waiting for affordable high-speed internet. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says any kind of behavior that hurts consumers won’t be allowed

No Federal Waiver for Wyoming Schools Next Year

May 14, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming won’t get a waiver next school year under the federal education law. Casper Star Tribune says some of Wyoming’s highest performing schools might soon be considered failing under the No Child Left Behind Act. Former state Education Department Director Richard Chrandall says the state didn’t apply for the waiver because Wyoming’s education accountability model wouldn’t have met federal guidelines

Pilot Brothers and Their Missing Plane Found

May 13, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Two 80-year-old brothers and their missing single-engine plane have been found wrecked on a mountain in northwest Wyoming. Park County Sheriff’s Office says they found the plane yesterday morning on a mountain in Yellowstone National Park. Rescuers still haven’t made it to the crash site because they are worried about causing an avalanche. Officials still don’t know if the brothers survived

Plane Crashes in Cody and Crews Can’t Find It

May 12, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

A search is underway for a plane that is missing and may have crashed near Yellowstone National Park. Officials from Park County, Wyoming, say the single-engine plane with two people on board left the Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody Tuesday. The two men on board were headed to Twin Falls. Radar last spotted the plane near Yellowstone’s east entrance

Opal Residents Return After Plant Explosion

May 7, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Opal residents are heading home after being evacuated because of an explosion at a natural gas processing plant. Authorities forced the town of just under 100 people out of their homes as a precaution against more explosions or smoke. There is still no word on what caused the explosion

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

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  • Grand Teton elk hunt is under fire - November 24, 2014
    Two photographers from Teton County have filed a lawsuit in Washington, D.C., in an effort to stop the annual elk hunt that takes place in Grand Teton National Park. The Grand Teton hunt has already begun this year, and as far as I know, there are no plans to shut it down early. In fact, […]
  • 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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