Tag Archives: Wyoming

Bill Would Encourage Spending Lottery Proceeds on Bike Trails

Bicycle 32A recreational bike trail from Wyoming to New Mexico is a goal set by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. A proposal before the Colorado Senate could play a part in that goal. The Senate Finance Committee started work yesterday on a bill to encourage Parks and Wildlife and local governments to spend a portion of the net lottery Continue reading

Lawmakers Mulling Right-to-die Legislation

co-state-capitol-300Colorado Democrats are introducing legislation to allow the terminally ill choose when they die, with the help of doctor-prescribed medication. Democrats from the House and Senate announced details of the proposal yesterday, Continue reading

Death Penalty In Wyoming

The Wyoming State Legislature will be considering two death penalty bills in this years General Session.  One bill seeks to include the firing squad as a method of execution and another to abolish the death penalty all together. Over the weekend the death Continue reading

Jackalope Bill To Be Considered By Wyoming Legislatators

If the Jackalope should be declared Wyoming’s official state mythical creature, is just one of over a hundred bills that will be on the agenda for elected officials when the Wyoming Legislature’s general session kicks off tomorrow for a two-month long session. It addition to the lighthearted Jackalope declaration, dozens of serious bills will be considered. Continue reading

Gardner Joins Barrasso in Introducing Natural Gas Legislation

gardnerShortly after being sworn in yesterday, Senator Cory Gardner joined Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming and introduced the bipartisan “LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act” to expedite the approval of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export applications. The legislation builds on previous efforts to expedite LNG export applications, including Senator Gardner’s House Continue reading

State Officials Preparing for Lawsuit Over Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300Colorado officials are preparing a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s decision to protect the Gunnison sage grouse. The Attorney General’s Office notified the Interior Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday that the state planned to sue. The state says that in listing the bird as threatened, the Fish and Continue reading

Forest Service Accepting Natural Resource Project Proposals

forest-service-signProposals seeking funds for local natural resource projects through the Medicine Bow-Routt Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) are due January 23rd. Funding is provided for counties through Title II funds of the Secure Rural Schools Act, which is currently being considered for reauthorization by Congress. If Continue reading

Spending Bill Would Delay Protections on Grouse

sage_grouse-300A legislative rider in Congress’ $1.1 trillion spending bill would delay protections for a wide-ranging Western bird that’s been on a collision course with the oil and gas industry. The Obama administration faced a September 2015 deadline to propose protections for greater sage grouse. But the spending package agreed to late Continue reading

Wyoming Survey Shows Low Support For Recreational Marijuana

marijuana-leaf-300Wyoming residents have mixed opinions on the use of marijuana, according to a recent University of Wyoming survey.  35% of those surveyed support personal use of marijuana by adults and 60% opposed. At the same time, 72% of Wyoming residents support adult use of marijuana if prescribed by a physician, while only 25% oppose. Continue reading

Wyoming Traffic Stop Nets 59 Pounds of Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300A traffic stop for speeding on November 7th resulted in the seizure of approximately 59 pounds of marijuana. The traffic stop occurred at on Interstate 80, about 11 miles east of Lyman, Wyoming. A State Trooper observed a car going 87 mph in an 80 mph zone. When he stopped the car, he became suspicious that the occupants Continue reading

Permits for Christmas Tree Cutting Now Available

christmas treePermits to cut Christmas trees on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests are now available at multiple locations in Colorado and Wyoming. Each permit costs $10 and allows for the cutting of one tree. There is a limit of five permits per household. Trees must be for personal use, not for resale. The permit must be clearly displayed Continue reading

Child’s Body Recovered from Flaming Gorge

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A four-year-old girl died in Flaming Gorge Saturday afternoon when the vehicle she was in went into the water.  The names of those involved in the tragedy are being withheld for the time being pending notification of family members. Continue reading