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
(JACKSON, Wyo) Drivers who travel the northern end of South Park Loop Road have repeatedly been confounded in their travels as rock-falls along that stretch of road have caused the road to be closed on numerous occasions. So far, the Jackson public works department has placed a snow barrier between the road and the hillside, and more recently … Continue Reading
(JACKSON, Wyo) The 2014 election season gets under way in earnest this weekend with the 2014 Teton County Democratic Convention. Participants will establish a county platform, discuss new healthcare options and elect delegates to the state convention. Potential candidates planning on running in November will also make their intentions known. The convention takes place tomorrow afternoon at the Teton County Commissioners’ chambers.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) An amendment that is intended to help weed out duplication, overlap and inefficiencies in federal early learning and child-care programs, introduced by Wyoming’s senior US Senator Mike Enzi, was appoved this week by the Senate. Enzi explained that the Government Accountability Office has identified … Continue Reading
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Wyoming’s U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis voted with a bi-partisan majority of 238-174 to pass the Water Rights Protection Act yesterday. The bill bars federal agencies from demanding that citizens and businesses relinquish their water rights to the U.S. government and have them considered for a public lands permit or lease. Lummis told the Congress that such a federal government practice … Continue Reading
(JACKSON, Wyo) A popular hiking blog-site online has named Grand Teton National Park one of the ten best hiking destination in the country. The publication explains that team members had a chance to nominate the locations they thought were the best, and through those they had … Continue Reading
(JACKSON, Wyo) A recent count of moose in the Jackson Hole area has biologists here cautiously optimistic about an apparent recovery taking place in the population. Volunteers had joined biologists from Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest and the National Elk Refuge late last month to count moose in the region in an effort … Continue Reading
Cramming for hunting - August 20, 2014 My kids aren’t involved in all the things a kid can take part in, but they still keep my wife and me pretty busy. With the activities they do, though, combined with all the commitments Amy and I have, summer sort of got away from us. Now it’s fall, and that means getting the kids […]
Cowgirls Picked Fifth In MW-Kirby First Team - August 19, 2014 The Wyoming volleyball team was selected to finish fifth, as the Mountain West announced the 2014 preseason volleyball poll and all-conference team on Tuesday morning. The voting panel consisted of the league’s 11 head coaches. Defending league-champion Colorado State was chosen as the favorite to win the 2014 MW regular-season title. The Rams collected seven […]
Bigger trucks aren’t always better - August 19, 2014 I recently had the rare opportunity to test a compact and a full-size pickup pretty much head-to-head. Going into it, I was pretty sure there was nothing the compact version could offer that I would like more than the full-size truck. But the Nissan Frontier, despite its size, is no less truck than the Nissan […]
First Lottery Ticket Will Be Sold In Sheridan - August 18, 2014 The Wyoming Lottery today announced that the first lottery ticket will be purchased at noon on Sunday, Aug. 24 by Mary Ogg at the Holiday Station, located at 936 Brundage Road in Sheridan. Ogg was chosen randomly from among the more than 27,000 entrants in a giveaway the Lottery created to promote its upcoming launch. […]
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