Tag Archives: Wyoming

Weather Helps Beaver Creek Fire Crews

fire in Routt National Forest2Crews responding to the Beaver Creek fire caught a break with the weather yesterday, as the winds died down and temperatures fell. They were able to make progress towards controlling the fire burning 15 miles Northwest of Walden, two miles south of the Colorado Wyoming border. The estimated acreage burned has been decreased from the 7,000 acres thought to be affected yesterday, to approximately 5,400 acres today. According to a representative on the scene fire fighters are concentrating their efforts Continue reading

Wyoming Governor Proposes $248 Million In Budget Cuts

wyoming-flag-graphicGovernor Matt Mead proposed cutting $248 million from the general fund budget earlier this week. The cuts could cause services to be slashed throughout the state and hundreds of lost jobs. These cuts have to be made due to the extreme shortage of revenues collected from mineral extraction industries Continue reading

Coal Gasification Project In Carbon County Cancelled

coalPlans to construct a $2 billion coal gasification plant near Medicine Bow have been cancelled. DKRW Advanced Fuels, the company that planned to build the plant, notified Wyoming state and local officials last month of their plans to cancel the project. This project has been Continue reading

Wyoming Same Sex Marriage Controversy

wyoming-flag-graphicThe Wyoming Supreme Court will soon have to decide whether or not to remove a Pinedale Judge for refusing to perform same sex marriages. The Wyoming Judicial ethics commission filed a brief before the Court last week claiming that it is not within Judge Ruth Neeley’s constitutional rights to deny marriage to gay couples based on her religious Continue reading

University Of Wyoming Declares Financial Crisis

Seal_University_of_Wyoming.svgAs a response to losing nearly $41 million dollars in funding over the next two years University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols declared earlier this week that the University is in a financial crisis. To deal with this crisis the universities board of trustees approved a budget that will eliminate 70 vacant Continue reading

Wyoming Trails and Paths Assessed

wyoming-state-flag-EDIT-300A task force has been created to assess recreational trails and paths in Wyoming.  The goal is for the task force to create a report to help the state better understand the opportunities and challenges of non-motorized recreation. The task force was created through a law that was signed by Governor Matt Mead during the last legislative session.  This will be Continue reading

UPDATE: Deadliest Week On Wyoming Roads

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6 separate crashes involving fatalities occurred last week in Wyoming, making it the deadliest week so far in 2016. 8 people died as a result of these crashes bringing the total to 33 fatalities for the year which is still well below the 56 deaths that occurred in the state through this time last year. 83 year old Deloris Continue reading

Current Flood Conditions

river floodingWarm temperatures and rain in the mountains have created potential flood conditions for Northwest Colorado and South Central Wyoming according to the National Weather Service. However, Emergency Managers in the area say Continue reading

Train Derailed In Wyoming

wyoming-state-flag-EDIT-300A train was derailed Monday west of Cheyenne. According to reports, as many as 16 cars went off the track on Union Pacific’s main line. Officials on the scene stated that none of the cargo was hazardous, and the only cargo that appeared to have been spilled was lumber. The 166 car train was Continue reading

Scholarships Offered For Displaced Coal Miners In Wyoming

wyoming-state-flag-EDIT-300A new scholarship fund has been created at the University Of Wyoming to help get the displaced coal miners in the state back in school. The fund that was created by the Universities College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, will offer ten, one year, $1,500 scholarships to miners in the state.  The scholarship will allow former coal workers to Continue reading

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