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Wyoming has one of the highest rates of drunk drivers in the country, based on the number of arrests and roadway deaths involving alcohol impairment behind the wheel. The website Zutobi has compiled a list ranking all 50 states by their number of drunk driving incidents. The information was compiled by looking at D.U.I. arrests…

A new political assessment of the United States pins Wyoming at the top – but not the very top – of the list of states most accepting of the GOP. Wyoming has been a Republican stronghold for decades, consistently voting for GOP presidents, senators, and governors and for Republican candidates for local office. But on…

Wyoming legislators may use 2022 to legally define the ownership of the state’s undiscovered dinosaurs, mammoths, and other fossils on private land. The 66th Session of the Wyoming Legislature will convene on Monday, Feb. 14. There are dozens of House Bills and Senate Files for legislators to consider during the session. One of the proposed…

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Crowds of bikers are rumbling their way towards South Dakota’s Black Hills this week, raising fears that COVID-19 infections will be unleashed among the 700,000 people expected to show up at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The rally, which starts Friday, has become a haven for those eager to escape coronavirus…

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Republican mega-donors Foster and Lynn Friess are giving $500,000 to South Dakota faith-based charities in honor of Gov. Kristi Noem’s family, the governor’s office announced Wednesday. Foster Friess, 79, is a wealthy investor and philanthropist from Jackson Hole, Wyoming who has donated millions to Republicans and conservative causes. He and…

Shoshone National Forest is encouraging everyone to use a new tool to plan their next excursions into the Rocky Mountain Region The US. Forest Service has released a new online tool to provide updates on the status and openings of recreation hotspots in real time. It’s a fairly straightforward tool – an interactive map of…

More closures in national forests across the West. Acting Regional Forester Jennifer Everlien signed an order closing all developed recreation sites within the Rocky Mountain Region of the National Forest Service. That region encompasses 24 national forests and grasslands across Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Developed recreation sites are temporarily closed while dispersed camping,…


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