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State concedes most of Hill bill unconstitutional

March 28, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

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.

State Board of Education Struggles to Adopt New Science Standards

March 27, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

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: Australia Trip Showcases Coal’s Potential

March 27, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

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 Cops Give Twice as Many Speeding Tickets to Out-of State Drivers

March 25, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off

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

Secretary of State Reads Proclamation for Month of the Military Child

March 25, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

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

Rock-falls Still Snarl Jackson Traffic

March 14, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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(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

Teton Dems Hold 2014 Convention

March 14, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Democrats

(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.

Enzi Seeks To Stem Duplication of Federal Programs

March 14, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
Enzi

(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

Lummis Defends States’ Water Rights

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(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

GTNP Hike Gains National Acclaim

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(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

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  • 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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