The Wyoming Business Council just released their annual print and digital program, Wyoming Business Images. The program promotes the state’s relocating businesses, site selectors and business executives. The photography organization highlights the amazing quality of life, diversity, culture and low cost of living.
The Wyoming Supreme Court approved a decision requiring online travel companies to collect sales tax and pay it to the state when they book hotels in Wyoming. Governor Matt Mead says no company in Wyoming’s tourist industry should have an unfair advantage.
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.
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 […]
Don’t commercialize hunting - November 20, 2014 The state of New Jersey is dealing with a huge whitetail deer overpopulation problem. To get more people to get out and hunt those deer, and hopefully bring the population down to a more manageable level, the state is toying with the idea of allowing the commercial sale of meat from wild deer. It’s a […]