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
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.
A 4.8 earthquake hit Yellowstone National Park Sunday morning, four miles north of the Norris Geyser Basin. The quake was felt 20 miles away in West Yellowstone. The University of Utah Seismograph Station reports 25 quakes have been recorded in Yellowstone since Thursday. This was the biggest quake recorded since 1980.
Wyoming’s statewide unemployment is lower than it has been in the past five years. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.3 percent to 4.2 in February. That’s the lowest it’s been since the rate hit 3.9 percent in December 2008
It was a 4.8 earthquake that hit Yellowstone National Park Sunday. The quake hit at 6:34 am four miles north of the Norris Geyser Basin. The quake was felt 20 miles away in West Yellowstone. The University of Utah Seismograph Station reports 25 quakes have been recorded in Yellowstone since Thursday. This was the biggest quake recorded since 1980.
Wyoming state lawyers are saying the bill stripping most duties from the superintendent of public instruction is unconstitutional. The state attorney general’s office asked a district court judge to uphold five minor parts of the law on Monday. The state said moving power from Superintendent Cindy Hill to a Department of Education director should be ruled unconstitutional. Hill sued the state after the law went into effect last year. The Supreme Court ruled in January lawmakers overstepped their authority in passing the legislation. The court later refused to reconsider the case.
The State Board of Education doesn’t know what to do now that lawmakers have tried to block them from adopting new national science standards for Wyoming’s schools. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle says the board met Monday and by one vote, members decided not to keep trying for a new set of standards. Members said restarting the process would only slow the adoption of new science standards
Governor Matt Mead returned from a conference on coal technology in Australia recently. The 2014 International Advanced Coal Technology Conference brought together experts from around the world to talk about advances in coal use, storage and utilization. The coal conferences happen about every two years.
Wyoming Highway Patrol gives twice as many speeding tickets to out-of-state drivers as it does people from Wyoming. The Highway Patrol handed out just over 21,000 speeding tickets to state residents and 40,000 to drivers from other states in 2012. Wyoming Highway Patrol Colonel John Buter says they do not target out-of-state drivers
Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield is reading a proclamation recognizing April as the Month of the Military Child at the Cheyenne Depot 6-8 p.m. next Monday. The public is invited to come and eat free pizza, soft drinks and snacks
Not all bad news in judge’s decision to relist wolves - September 30, 2014 U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down a ruling last week that removed wolves from Wyoming control and put them back under the protection of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That ruling put an end to hunting wolves anywhere in the state, whether they’re in the trophy game area in the northwestern corner […]
The king of upland game birds is a worthy opponent - September 29, 2014 Ruffed grouse hunters in the parts of the country where the birds are hunted heavily might flush 60 birds in one day, see six, get shots at four and come home with two. They consider that an average day. The birds are not easy to see, even when you know where they are. If you […]
Warm Through Saturday, Cooler Weather Arrives Sunday - September 26, 2014 High pressure continues to be the main weather feature across much of the state today. Expect abundant sunshine and mainly dry conditions for central and eastern portions of the state, but there could be isolated showers and thunderstorms in far western Wyoming. Temperatures will remain very warm to hot and about 15-20 degrees above average. […]
CSNN High School Football Game of the Week [AUDIO] - September 26, 2014 It’s a chance for a pair of 1A teams to prove themselves on the field. Our Cowboy State News Network high school football game of the week makes a stop at “Yoder Dame” today. Number four Southeast hosts third-ranked Lingle tonight. The Cyclones have owned the series recently, but the Doggers are off to a […]
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