Tag Archives: Wyoming

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

Zero Deaths Over Labor Day Weekend

wyoming hpNo people died on Wyoming highways over the Labor Day weekend according to the Wyoming State Patrol. Over the holiday weekend, troopers investigated 73 total accidents with 15 reported injuries and zero fatalities.  They conducted nearly 1,700 traffic stops resulting in six people being arrested for impaired driving.  During Labor Day weekend last Continue reading

Mineral Extraction On Federal Lands Crucial To Wyoming Economy

wyoming-flag-graphicA report recently released by the United States Chamber of Commerce shows that Wyoming would lose nearly $900 million in annual revenues if mineral extraction on federal lands ceased in the state. The report examined what would happen to state revenue if federal mineral extraction Continue reading

Meeting To Discuss Wildfires In Wyoming

Wildfires-300There will be a public meeting Thursday night in Encampment to discuss the Broadway Fire, burning in Carbon County 5 miles east of Hog Park Reservoir.  A member of the fire management team will be at the meeting to provide updates on both the Broadway and Beaver Continue reading

Mead Done Cutting Budget For 2016

wyoming-flag-graphicWyoming Governor Matt Mead says that he is not planning on making additional cuts to the states budget until the January legislative session. Mead sliced $250 million from the states budget in June. The Governor stated that if budget cuts continue they will result in Wyoming State government employees Continue reading

Many Against Increasing Taxes On Wind Generation

wyoming-flag-graphicThere is heavy opposition to the proposed increase on taxes collected on wind generation in Wyoming. County Commissioners form Albany and Carbon counties joined city councilors from Hanna and Laramie to draft resolutions against the proposed tax increase.  There have been two proposals made, the first would raise the current tax of $1 per megawatt hour of Continue reading

Voter Turnout Down In Wyoming

wyoming-flag-graphicVoter turnout for this year’s primary election was down in Wyoming when compared to the 2014 election. Statewide, just over 116,000 votes were cast compared to over 120,000 in 2014. However, this was the best turnout for a primary in a Continue reading

Wyoming Police Learn About Gangs

wyoming-flag-graphicWyoming law enforcement learned more about gangs this month during the 8th Annual Western States Gang Conference. Gang experts from across the country were at the conference to provide instruction on a wide range of gang related issues.  Police from across the state Continue reading