Big Horn Basin

Wyoming’s first case of vaping-associated lung illness has been confirmed in a Uinta County resident, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. The young adult was hospitalized with severe lung disease. Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with WDH states quote–“many states have already reported vaping-associated lung illness, including six deaths. The…

Americans continue to rack up credit card debt at an alarming rate–this according to a study by the personal finance website WalletHub. Americans added a record $35.6 billion in credit card debt in the second quarter of 2019. Wyomingites are only responsible for about $62.1 million of that total–the 2nd least in the entire country.…

The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a 44-year-old man has died after his vehicle crashed into the rear of a school bus carrying a middle school football team. Lt. Travis Hauser tells KTWO-AM that eight students and the bus driver suffered minor injuries and were treated and released after the accident, which occurred about 8:30 p.m.…

Members of Governor Gordon’s Big Game Migration Corridor Advisory Group issued a range of recommendations to the Governor. Among them is a call for the Governor to issue an Executive Order (EO) to create a state-directed program that would codify policies that balance conservation with multiple-use opportunities. The core aim of the recommendations is to…

A proposal to boost state revenue by storing spent nuclear fuel in Wyoming would only raise about $10 million a year. The Casper Star-Tribune reports a panel of state lawmakers heard about the proposal on Thursday and will consider whether that amount is worth the political battle to make it a reality. The discussion of…

Deer–elk and moose hunters in Wyoming need to make a plan for transporting and disposing of processed carcasses this season. Due to the state’s chronic wasting disease positive status–regulations are in place to limit the spread within Wyoming and to other states. Wyoming’s regulations require deer–elk and moose hunters transport only the following items within…

Education Week’s 23rd annual report card–Quality Counts 2019– ranks Wyoming sixth nationally in education quality–up one spot from seventh nationally in 2018. Once again–Wyoming scored the highest among western states–and first in the nation in school finance. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jilian Balow said of the ranking–quote–“It is always positive news to see Wyoming…

The American Civil Liberties Union says Wyoming could cut its prison population in half by 2025 with a series of reforms that includes reducing prison sentences for drug crimes and ending prison terms for drug possession convictions. The advocacy organization says in a report Tuesday that the state could save more than $160 million by…

Strong and complex passwords for accounts and two-factor identification are practices that can help avoid breaches from leaking your data–according to the personal finance management specialist with the University of Wyoming Extension. Data breaches and password leaks have struck companies such as Equifax–Facebook–Home Depot–Marriott–Target–Yahoo–and– most recently–Capital One. Consumers can check to see if their accounts…

U.S. wildlife officials have agreed to stop using a certain cyanide trap to help control predators on 10 million acres of public lands in Wyoming. In a court-approved agreement resulting from a lawsuit brought by wildlife advocacy groups–the U.S. Agriculture Department’s Wildlife Services agreed to stop using M-44 devices in the state. M-44s are embedded…


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