Wyoming

The Wyoming Department of Health wants residents to avoid bringing home illnesses from summer’s fun and traditional animal events and exhibits such as fairs–rodeos and petting zoos. Courtney Smith, WDH epidemiologist, says diseases such as salmonella–E. coli–campylobacter and others can be picked up from contact with animals. She states–quote–“Every year we receive reports of diseases…

University of Wyoming trustees have voted to offer more need-based aid to Wyoming students while cutting merit-based aid for out-of-state students. Under the changes adopted Thursday, annual need-based aid will increase from $273,000 to as much as $1.1 million. Merit-based aid will drop from $5.9 million to $4.5 million. The Laramie Boomerang reports the changes…

A Wyoming county could lose out on over $30 million in mineral production taxes owed by a bankrupt coal company following a decision by a judge. Delaware U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Kevin Gross ruled Campbell and Converse counties don’t have first priority when it comes to collecting from Cloud Peak Energy. The Gillette News-Record reports…

The Thermopolis Independent Record reports that a formal letter from the Environmental Protection Agency concerning the Moneta Divide field may cause Aethon Energy to return to the drawing board concerning a proposed permit. The EPA said the permit application lacks clarity as to how the technology-based effluent limits were developed and contains no analysis as…

Wyoming has launched a new government financial transparency website. The WyOpen website at www.wyopen.gov has a searchable database of government expenditures going back to January, 2016. Wyoming State Auditor Kristi Racines announced the website in June and it went public Wednesday. Racines says in a release government transparency “should be the norm and not the…

Wyoming cities want only people living inside their limits to have say on city taxes–a change some county governments say would put them at a disadvantage. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported Sunday that state lawmakers heard from city and county officials last week while discussing changes to the local-option tax. Under current law,…

On July 15, 2019, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 23 on Wyoming 50 south of Gillette, Wyoming. Around 4:25 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the area for a motor vehicle collision. A 1998 Dodge Ram was traveling northbound on Wyoming 50 when the vehicle drifted into the southbound lane colliding head-on…

Most dream about epic hunts; some go on them. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced the winners of its Wyoming Super Tag raffle on July 15. Created by Gov. Matt Mead and the Wyoming Legislature in 2013, the Super Tag raffle provides hunters opportunity and raises money for wildlife management in Wyoming. This year,…

The Washakie County Commissioners and Worland City Council will both meet in regular sessions today. The county commission will begin their agenda at 9:00 A.M at the Washakie County Courthouse. In addition to updates from departments across the county–the commissioners will also have members from WYDOT coming in at 11:00 A.M. to discuss the State…

The University of Wyoming has filed court documents arguing the administration did not violate the law by withholding files about former President Laurie Nichols. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the filing Thursday was a response to a lawsuit by Wyoming news organizations seeking details about the end of Nichols’ three years as president. The filing in…


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