Tag Archives: Wyoming

Traffic Fatalities Fall In Wyoming

wyoming hpAccording to traffic statistics Wyoming has had significantly fewer fatal crashes on its roads this year when compared to this time last year. According to a Wyoming state patrolman this could be due to an increased police presence on the highways, and fewer drivers on the roads. Since January 1st of this year 19 Continue reading

Buckle Up Wyoming

wyoming hpWyoming law enforcement will be participating in a national effort to increase seat belt use as the summer travel season picks up. The Click It or Ticket campaign will run statewide from May 23rd through June 5th. Police departments across the state and the country will receive funding for overtime hours to enforce impaired driving and seat belt laws during this time period. According to state officials of the 15 traffic fatalities in Wyoming so far this year, 12 of those Continue reading

$10 Million To Capture Carbon

coalplugIn an attempt to revive the coal industry, Wyoming state officials broke ground on a test center at a Gillette coal-fired power plant Wednesday with the goal of identifying economic uses for carbon emissions. The groundbreaking provides some positive news for the coal producers.  At the test center, teams of scientists will compete to Continue reading

Sage Grouse Protection Questioned

sage_grouse-300A group suing to block the Obama administrations sage grouse protection plan says that documents show that politics were the main reason behind the policy and that the program goes against the advice of experts. The plan sets aside land in 10 western states including Wyoming and Colorado for Sage Grouse habitat. The lawsuit, by a group of rural Continue reading

Meth Baby Hospitalized

Arrest Photo - Connie Faye Hanks58 year old Connie Faye Hanks from Green River Wyoming was arrested earlier this week for endangering a child with a controlled substance after a seven month old girl in her care was discovered to have meth in her system. Authorities were alerted to the situation when the infant was taken to the Hospital suffering form seizures. When tests showed the baby’s blood Continue reading

Peabody Energy Lays Off 235 Employees

PEABODYPeabody energy the owners of Twentymile mine in NW Colorado are cutting 235 jobs at their North Antelope Rochelle Mine in Wyoming. This would represent 15% of the total workforce at that mine. This news comes on the heels of the company’s Continue reading

Speed Limits Increasing On Wyoming Highways

speedlimit70Speed limits on 30 segments of non-interstate highways across Wyoming will be bumped to 70 mph this month according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation. The plan is to increase the speed on 2,500 miles of Wyoming highway by the end of May. Continue reading

Women Still Make Less Than Men

Equal pay has again become a hot topic at the Colorado Legislature after House Democrats last week announced more equal pay measures that they say address the inequality women feel in the workplace.  The bills would make it a requirement for a state contractor to pay women the same as men. It would also allow employees to openly discuss salary information without fear of retribution. Finally, the measures would ban employers from asking

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Stopping Coal Exports The Goal Of The “Green Wall”

coal exportMayors on the west coast are teaming up with groups like The Wild Earth Guardians to form what they are calling “green wall” on the west coast of the United States. The goal of the group and the “green wall” is to Continue reading

Wyoming Proposes Legalizing Mountain Lion Trapping

mountail-lion-300x300A bill has been introduced to the Wyoming state legislature that would allow the trapping and snaring of the states mountain lions. If approved, the new law would take effect this July. It would also make Wyoming the third state in the country to legalize mountain lion trapping, it is currently legal in Texas and on private lands in New Mexico. Groups like Continue reading

Avalanche Deaths In Colorado and Wyoming

AVALANCHE WARNINGAvalanches kill an average of 42 people each year in North America. Hundreds more are injured. Avalanches can happen to those skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking, driving, hunting and bike riding. Many avalanche Continue reading

Rescues Highlight Snowmobile Safety

snowmobile safetyThe potential dangers and threats to your life and health, while on a snowmobile outing, have become very real following two incidents in Wyoming in the past week. One ended in tragedy with the death of a Cheyenne, Wyoming woman. The other had a happy ending when two South Continue reading