Tag Archives: Wyoming

Intoxicated Super Bowl Drivers Arrested

273 impaired drivers were arrested during the Super Bowl weekends Heat is On Campaign in Colorado. This was a decrease from the 325 drivers that were arrested last year during the same enforcement period. According to numbers from the Colorado Department of Transportation, a third of the fatalities that occurred last year on Colorado Roads, involved an intoxicated driver. The next scheduled Heat is On campaign Continue reading

Felony Charge May Result For Killing Animals

It may soon be a felony in Wyoming to shoot and kill an animal or pet on someone else’s property. A bill was passed out of a State House committee yesterday would increase the charge for killing someone else’s animals from a misdemeanor to a felony. Ranchers and pet owners have lost animals in the state after someone shoots the Continue reading

Online Sales Tax May Be Coming To Wyoming

Wyomingites may soon have to pay taxes on online purchases. A bill passed out of a Wyoming State Senate Committee yesterday would require online retailers to collect sales tax on purchases from the states residents and return the money to the state. Online businesses with fewer than 200 purchases or Continue reading

Changes To Wyoming Early Retirement?

Some state employees may soon be eligible for early retirement in Wyoming. The State Senate passed a bill yesterday establishing new criteria under which state employees could qualify for early retirement. The bill, which went through considerable revisions during the legislative process, would Continue reading

Super Bowl DUI Enforcement In CO and WYO

The Colorado State patrol and other local law enforcement will conduct a Heat Is On DUI enforcement campaign for Super Bowl weekend. The enforcement period will last through Monday. A total of 325 impaired drivers were arrested during last years Super Bowl weekend Heat Is On Campaign. The Wyoming Highway Patrol in conjunction with Continue reading

Three Deaths This Week On Wyoming Highways

Three traffic fatalities early this week in Wyoming have brought this year’s traffic death total inline with 2016 numbers. Rawlins resident, 59 year old Robin Banks died in an accident Monday afternoon 22 miles south of Jeffrey City. Banks rolled her vehicle due to high Continue reading

Wyoming Coal Production Nears Record Low

Coal Production continues to fall in Wyoming, hitting a nearly record low in 2016. For the first time in almost 20 years, the state’s coal production fell below 300 million tons, with Wyoming’s Powder River Basin producing its lowest coal total since Continue reading

Wyoming May Decrease Alcohol Limit For Boaters

The blood alcohol limit for boaters in Wyoming may be going down if a bill is passed by the State Senate. House Bill 117, which was passed by the Wyoming House of Representatives last week, would institute a .08 blood alcohol limit for boaters on the state’s water ways, a Continue reading

Blood Drive In Baggs

There will be a blood drive next week at Baggs High School. Appointments can be made online or by calling (307)383-2185. Walk-ins will also be accepted as time allows. Any one under the age of 18 will need parental permission to donate. The blood Continue reading

Immunity For Those Who Report Overdoses?

People who report a drug overdose may no longer be subjected to drug charges in Wyoming. The House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday that would provide immunity to anyone that reports an overdose to authorities. The immunity would relate to possession and Continue reading

Wyoming Concealed Carry Bills Advance

Bills that would allow people to carry concealed weapons in government buildings, public meetings, and on state college campuses in Wyoming, advanced Tuesday out of a house judicial committee.  Proponents of the bills say they would allow the people to Continue reading

Wyoming Coal Tax Rate Unchanged

The bill that would have lowered the severance tax rate that coal producers pay in Wyoming was shot down in a legislative committee last week. The bill would have dropped the state’s severance tax rate on coal from 7 to 6%. Those who Continue reading