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Electonic device distraction is on the rise among youth pedestrians and drivers need to be on the lookout. Since 2013–the number of 12-to-19-year-old pedestrians killed has increased 13 percent. During that same time frame–high school aged students were observed wlaking distracted 35 percent more–20 percent in 2013 versus 27 percent in 2016–according to the newest…

Dane Weaver, a grade 7-12 social studies teacher at Ten Sleep K-12 School in Washakie County School District #2, has been named Wyoming’s 2020 Teacher of the Year, during the Superintendent’s Policy Summit in Laramie Wednesday. “Dane has a special gift for teaching and leading,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow. “He teaches…

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be closing the 2019 watercraft registrations and preparing for the 2020 season during the month of October. Watercraft registrations will resume again November 1, 2019 at Game and Fish offices and online, with one-year registrations valid through 2020 and three-year registration valid through 2022. Boaters will still be able to purchase…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department needs help from hunters this fall to collect samples from mule deer bucks for chronic wasting disease testing in targeted areas of the Bighorn Basin. Hunters are a very important component in helping Game and Fish understand the disease and achieve CWD monitoring goals. Game and Fish is asking…

The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) has released school accountability results for the 2018-19 school year. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow said of the results–quote– “The results show improvement from 2017-18 to 2018-19 with more schools exceeding expectations and fewer schools partially or not meeting expectations. Deliberate state and local supports are proving…

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…

Washakie County Ambulance Service Director Luke Sypherd was one of five recipients of the Rising Star Award from the Wyoming Office of Emergency Medical Services during the 49th Annual Wyoming Trauma and EMS Conference held in Cheyenne, August 14th through 17th. The Rising Star Award is presented to EMS providers in recognition of their contributions…

The Hemp in Wyoming publication from the University of Wyoming Extension provides an overview of the annual herbaceous flowering crop, Cannabis Sativa. When Cannabis Sativa is grown as a field crop for oil, food, or fiber, it is typically referred to as industrial hemp. Some cultivars are grown for their medicinal or psychoactive properties. This…

Residents are invited by the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) to offer their continued thoughts, ideas and perspectives on a proposed Medicaid waiver plan for Wyoming air ambulance services during upcoming public meetings or online. A pair of on site meetings in Torrington and Laramie are set for September 3rd and Septermber 5th respectively. Online…

Cyanobacteria and blue-green algae plumes have been on the minds of pet owners as it seems daily another report of a dog death hits the headlines. The Thermopolis Independent Record reports that as of Monday–the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality indicated that only four lakes have had the plumes reported. The lakes are located in…


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