Tag Archives: Wyoming

Should Overdose Reporters Be Charged?

People who report a drug overdose may no longer be subjected to drug charges in Wyoming. A bill that would provide immunity to anyone who reports an overdose to authorities passed a first reading yesterday in the State Senate. The immunity would relate to possession Continue reading

Online Sales Tax Coming To Wyoming

Wyoming residents will now have to pay taxes on online purchases. A bill, which is expected to be signed soon by Governor Matt Mead, will require online retailers to collect sales tax on purchases from the states residents and return the money to Continue reading

Wyoming Cigarette Tax Won’t Go Up

A bill that would have increased the cigarette tax in Wyoming was defeated last week in a State Senate Committee. The bill would have increased the taxes paid on a pack of cigarettes from 60 to 90 cents. The bill faced oppositions from both sides, with convenience store owners worried the Continue reading

No Medical Marijuana Vote In Wyoming

An initiative that would have given Wyoming residents the opportunity to approve medical marijuana in the state, will not be on the ballot in 2018. A group, which has been collecting signatures for the initiative since 2015, failed to turn in the signatures they collected by the established deadline, which was last Tuesday. Despite the setback, medical Continue reading

Scam Targets Wyoming Residents

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is warning people of a new scam targeting the counties residents. Scammers are calling people claiming to be a law enforcement officer or official with the bogus “Sweetwater Civil Processing Unit”. The scammer, who is said to have a thick accent, tells the victim that an officer will be coming by with a Continue reading

Intoxicated Super Bowl Drivers Arrested

273 impaired drivers were arrested during the Super Bowl weekends Heat is On Campaign in Colorado. This was a decrease from the 325 drivers that were arrested last year during the same enforcement period. According to numbers from the Colorado Department of Transportation, a third of the fatalities that occurred last year on Colorado Roads, involved an intoxicated driver. The next scheduled Heat is On campaign Continue reading

Felony Charge May Result For Killing Animals

It may soon be a felony in Wyoming to shoot and kill an animal or pet on someone else’s property. A bill was passed out of a State House committee yesterday would increase the charge for killing someone else’s animals from a misdemeanor to a felony. Ranchers and pet owners have lost animals in the state after someone shoots the Continue reading

Online Sales Tax May Be Coming To Wyoming

Wyomingites may soon have to pay taxes on online purchases. A bill passed out of a Wyoming State Senate Committee yesterday would require online retailers to collect sales tax on purchases from the states residents and return the money to the state. Online businesses with fewer than 200 purchases or Continue reading

Changes To Wyoming Early Retirement?

Some state employees may soon be eligible for early retirement in Wyoming. The State Senate passed a bill yesterday establishing new criteria under which state employees could qualify for early retirement. The bill, which went through considerable revisions during the legislative process, would Continue reading

Super Bowl DUI Enforcement In CO and WYO

The Colorado State patrol and other local law enforcement will conduct a Heat Is On DUI enforcement campaign for Super Bowl weekend. The enforcement period will last through Monday. A total of 325 impaired drivers were arrested during last years Super Bowl weekend Heat Is On Campaign. The Wyoming Highway Patrol in conjunction with Continue reading

Three Deaths This Week On Wyoming Highways

Three traffic fatalities early this week in Wyoming have brought this year’s traffic death total inline with 2016 numbers. Rawlins resident, 59 year old Robin Banks died in an accident Monday afternoon 22 miles south of Jeffrey City. Banks rolled her vehicle due to high Continue reading

Wyoming Coal Production Nears Record Low

Coal Production continues to fall in Wyoming, hitting a nearly record low in 2016. For the first time in almost 20 years, the state’s coal production fell below 300 million tons, with Wyoming’s Powder River Basin producing its lowest coal total since Continue reading