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Wyoming May Take $144 Million From State Savings

wyoming-flag-graphicGovernor Matt Mead released his preliminary budget for 2017 yesterday. The Governor has proposed using $144 million from the states $1.6 billion rainy day fund to help cover the nearly $400 million budget shortfall. Mead is also calling for Continue reading

Mead To Release Budget For 2017, Cuts Expected

matt_meadWyoming Governor Matt Mead is expected to announce his plans for the 2017 budget sometime today. The budget will have to compensate for the expected $157 million budget shortfall, in addition to the $248 million in state government cuts that were announced by Mead earlier this summer. The deficit is due to falling revenues from Coal Continue reading

Wyoming Receives Poor Marks For DUI Enforcement

maddA new report form Mothers Against Drunk Driving found that Wyoming is doing a poor job at eliminating drunk driving in the state.  MADD’s 2016 Report of the Nation gave Wyoming a score of one and a half out of a possible 5 stars.  This means that Wyoming is one of the seven worst states in the nation for drunk driving, joining Idaho, Indiana, Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire Costs Estimated At $30 Million

WILD FIREThe nearly 60 square mile Beaver Creek Fire continues to smolder 20 miles northwest of Walden near the Colorado and Wyoming Border. Officials are now estimating that state has spent approximately $30 Million Continue reading

Man Arrested On Warrant Charged With Possession

lee_gregory-3A man who was wanted in Sweetwater County was arrested Friday by Sweetwater County Sheriffs Deputies.  26 year old Gregory Joseph Lee was wanted on warrant for violating his probation, stemming from an unlawful possession of methamphetamine charge.  The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Narcotics and Arrest Group received Continue reading

Fugitive Arrested In Sweetwater County

porreca_kayla-1The Sweetwater County Sheriffs Department has captured a fugitive that was on the run out of Utah.  26 year old Kayla Briane Porreca was arrested Thursday night during a sting operation conducted by Sweetwater County Sheriff’s, Narcotics and Arrest Group Detectives.  Porreca is wanted in Salt Continue reading

Wyoming Officials Upset With New BLM Rule

wyoming-flag-graphicElected officials in Wyoming are upset by the Bureau of Land Managements new venting and flaring rule that was approved earlier this week. Most believe that the new regulations are not needed and duplicate efforts already underway in the state. Some are hopeful that Continue reading

Winter Weather On Its Way

winter-weather-#1Winter weather is coming. The entire area will be under a winter storm warning tomorrow morning through tomorrow night. The mountains are expected to have up to ten inches of snow, with lower elevations seeing between 1 and 5 inches. A strong cold front will move in with the storm, with highs Continue reading

Trump’s Election Could Be Big For Wyo Coal

wyoming-flag-graphicWyoming Governor Matt Mead says that he is hopeful that with election of Donald Trump, the state will be able to turn around its declining coal and energy production. Wyoming is the nations leading coal producer, but production has slipped recently due to increased Continue reading

Pile Burning In Routt And Medicine Bow National Forests

pile-burnWith fire season winding down in Northwest Colorado and South-central Wyoming, fire crews in the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forrest are beginning to prepare for slash pile burning. There are hundreds of piles that need to be Continue reading

Wyoming Picks Trump and Cheney

wyoming-flag-graphicWyoming voters overwhelmingly supported new Presidential elect Donald Trump, in yesterday’s election. Trump received over 70% of the vote in the state with Clinton receiving just over 22%. Voters also elected Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, to Continue reading

Wyoming Election Day Rules And Regs

wyoming-flag-graphicPolls are open form 7 a.m to 7 p.m. today for the general election in Wyoming. Anyone who has not registered to vote before today may do so at the polls, and anyone in line to vote by 7 p.m. will be given an opportunity to vote. Employers are required by law to allow any employee who does not have 3 hours off Continue reading