Tag Archives: Wyoming

Carbon County has 6.4 Billion Tons Of Coal Reserves

coalplugThere is approximately 6.4 billion tons of coal located in and around Carbon County according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study that will be released next year.  While Carbon County would like to see this coal mined, some experts believe that the economic Continue reading

Costs May Increase For UW Students

Seal_University_of_Wyoming.svgCosts may increase for students at the University of Wyoming in the second year of budget cuts for the University. Due to low energy prices the University had lost millions of dollars in state grants through last year.  Because of the drop in revenue, the university is considering a new program to increase their funds. The proposed plan would change tuition Continue reading

Wyoming Business Climate Ranked #1

wyoming-flag-graphicWyoming’s Business Climate has been ranked number one for the fifth consecutive year, according to a Tax Foundations State Business Tax Climate Index study. The study measures the best business climates in America by reviewing regulations and state taxes that businesses are subjected to. Wyoming’s number one ranking is largely due to the states low sales Continue reading

Wyoming GOP Members Still With Trump

wyoming-flag-graphicAfter a recent tape was released of Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump making lewd comments about woman, Wyoming elected officials have condemned the comments, but have stopped short of withdrawing their commitment to the nominee.  State Representative Cynthia Continue reading

Help Review NW Colorado Trail Maps

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is looking for community assistance in reviewing its road and trail inventory maps for Northwest Colorado.  This summer, members of the BLM’s Little Snake Field Office, inventoried more than 1,300 miles of routes across the 370,000 acres of land that it manages between Maybell and Craig all Continue reading

Bomb Squad Responds To Pressure Cooker

sweetwater-bomb-squadThe Sweetwater County Bomb Squad responded Monday to what was thought to be pressure cooker bomb near I-80 in Central Sweetwater County. The Wyoming Highway Patrol called in the Bomb Squad after a pressure cooker, that appeared to have wire or cord attached to it, was spotted in a truck Continue reading

Help Track Chronic Wasting Disease

chronic wasting diseaseWildlife officials are looking for the help of hunters to track Chronic Wasting Disease in Wyoming. Fish and Wildlife officials have asked anyone that kills a deer near the Green River area, to have the animal sampled for the disease. Chronic Wasting Disease attacks the central nervous system Continue reading

UPDATE: Emailer Threatens To Bomb Wyoming Into Dust

wyoming-flag-graphicThe Wyoming Department of Homeland Security received an anonymous email yesterday claiming that bombs had been placed throughout Wyoming in state facilities, schools, and at the Cheyenne Regional Airport. The email stated that 50 pipe bombs had been placed in official Continue reading

Wyoming Vehicles And Large Animals Likely To Collide

deer-vs-carWyoming had the 8th most collisions between vehicles and deer, elk or moose last year according to a report released by State Farm Insurance. Numbers show that 51% of insurance claims filed with the company last autumn involved large animal collisions, nationally that number Continue reading

39 Year Old Murder Case Solved

156909_alcala_AJS_AJSA California man has been charged for his involvement in a 1977 Sweetwater County homicide.

Murder charges have been filed against 73 year old Rodney James Alcala from California, following a 34 year investigation by the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office.  Alcala, a condemned California Department of Corrections inmate, has been charged with first degree murder, though it is Continue reading

Coal Jobs Down 50% Since 2011

coalplugAccording to some estimates, the number of coal jobs in the United States has decreased by almost 50% since the peak in 2011. This has caused unemployment to rise in areas of the country like Wyoming and Northwest Colorado, who depend heavily on coal production. These lost jobs are the result of the falling price of coal, which is currently at a 30 year low, and increased federal and environmental regulations. Experts are uncertain whether Continue reading

More Prescribed Burns Needed In Colorado

controlled-burns-300With fires burning across Colorado experts believe the best way to prevent future fires is to increase prescribed burns, which authorities use to burn excess vegetation on public lands. BLM officials believe prescribed burns could have possibly Continue reading