Tag Archives: Wyoming

Many Against Increasing Taxes On Wind Generation

wyoming-flag-graphicThere is heavy opposition to the proposed increase on taxes collected on wind generation in Wyoming. County Commissioners form Albany and Carbon counties joined city councilors from Hanna and Laramie to draft resolutions against the proposed tax increase.  There have been two proposals made, the first would raise the current tax of $1 per megawatt hour of Continue reading

Voter Turnout Down In Wyoming

wyoming-flag-graphicVoter turnout for this year’s primary election was down in Wyoming when compared to the 2014 election. Statewide, just over 116,000 votes were cast compared to over 120,000 in 2014. However, this was the best turnout for a primary in a Continue reading

Wyoming Police Learn About Gangs

wyoming-flag-graphicWyoming law enforcement learned more about gangs this month during the 8th Annual Western States Gang Conference. Gang experts from across the country were at the conference to provide instruction on a wide range of gang related issues.  Police from across the state Continue reading

Woman Dies After Semi Hits Motorcycle

Motorcycle-accident2-300One woman died Tuesday night in Wyoming, after a semi truck struck the motorcycle she was riding on I-80 37 miles east of Rock Springs. 48 year old Jody Dossett from Hartford South Dakota lost control after a semi being driven by 69 year old Dulian Leszek ran into the back of her motorcycle. Dosset was thrown from her bike and Continue reading

Cheney Wins Wyoming Primary

cheneyLiz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, won the Wyoming Republican Primary for the United States House of Representatives. Cheney will now attempt to win the U.S. House seat once held by her father. Cheney received around 40 percent of the votes in one of the most competitive U.S. primary contest in Wyoming history. Leland Christensen carried 22 percent, followed by Tim Stubson with 17 percent and Continue reading

Wyoming Primary Election Today

Vote_CheckmarkThe Wyoming primary elections are Tuesday. Polls will stay open through 7 Tuesday night, and any person in line by 7 will be given the chance to vote. Those who haven’t registered to vote before today may do so at the polls. By state law, employees who do not have three or more consecutive non-working hours during the times polls are open must be given Continue reading

Changes To Wyoming Concealed Carry Application Process

wyoming-flag-graphicThe process of obtaining a concealed firearm permit in Wyoming has changed. Concealed carry permits that use to be obtained through the local county sheriffs office now must be acquired through the states Division of Criminal Investigation. The Wyoming concealed firearm Continue reading

Wyoming Primary Tuesday

wyoming-flag-graphicDixon and Savery Wyoming voters need to be aware that their polling place for the 2016 Wyoming primaries has been moved to the Valley Community Center in Baggs. The primary election will take place Tuesday August 16th, and the polls will be open from 7 to 7. Anyone interested in voting by Continue reading

7 Die On Wyoming Roads

wyoming hpFour separate vehicle accidents in Wyoming during the past week claimed the lives of  7 people.  3 of those killed were wearing seat belts at the time of their accident, 4 were not.  In one accident, excessive speed and the lack of seat belt use are believed to have contributed to the accident; in a second, contributing factors are thought to have been alcohol use, texting while driving and excessive speed; Alcohol and drug use as well as the lack of seat belt Continue reading

Meeting On Beaver Creek Fire Wednesday Night

Beaver Creek Fire 2A community meeting will be held Wednesday night to provide information about the strategies and short and long-term objectives for the Beaver Creek Fire. Fire Management Team leaders and other working on the Beaver Creek Fire will be on hand to take questions. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be at 6 Wednesday night at the Jerelin Continue reading

“Safe 2 Sturgis” Campaign Underway

Sturgis_city_limitsThe Multi State “Safe 2 Sturgis” campaign goes into full swing today. Law enforcement from Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, South Dakota and North Dakota are joining forces to ensure as many riders and drivers get to Sturgis as safely as possible. The campaign asks both drivers and riders to increase their awareness while on the road, which could help Continue reading

Wyoming Looks To Combat High Drivers

wyoming-flag-graphicA group of Wyoming law enforcement officers along with medical experts gathered in Laramie last week to discuss how to handle people driving under the influence of marijuana.  The conference dealt with how marijuana legalization in other states is shaping the perception of the substance in Wyoming, and how to Continue reading