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
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
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
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality is testing private wells in Hoback this week to find if benzene, the chemical detected in Hoback Market’s well, is found in others nearby. Hoback Market’s tap water had 60 times the maximum amount of benzene allowed when it was tested in March. Benzene is a compound found in gasoline and other sources that can cause anemia and cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Governor Matt Mead asked the Attorney General to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to reject part of the state’s plan to reduce regional haze. Wyoming filed suit in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to pursue it. Wyoming utilities have already spent millions upgrading power plants to reduce emissions
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.
Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014 High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday. Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state. Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas. Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014 Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014 As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today. Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty. Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014 Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]
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