Governor Matt Mead says he is “optimistic” that congress will restore AML funding. a recently passed Federal Transportation Funding Law put a cap on how much Abandoned Mine Land payments states can get. The Wyoming Territorial Prison in Laramie is attracting more tourists. Doug Randall reports. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
he judge in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a man killed by a grizzly bear has decided not to visit the mauling site near Yellowstone National Park. Doug Randall has the details. Wyoming Air National Guard and F.E. Warren Air Force Base firefighters demonstrated the new Mobile Aircraft Fire Trainer (MAFT) Friday. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from environmental groups that sought to block federal coal leases in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin on the grounds that burning the coal would contribute to global warming. Clay Van Houten, Emerging Diseases Unit Chief for the Wyoming Department of Health, says the number of Whooping Cough (aka Pertussis) cases in Wyoming are up this year. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
Wyoming Air National Guard and F.E. Warren Air Force Base firefighters demonstrated the new Mobile Aircraft Fire Trainer (MAFT) Friday. F.E. Warren Fire Chief John McDougall says the MAFT allows firefighters to train locally on how to safely extinguish an aircraft fires. He says in the past, crews had to travel across the country annually to receive the training.
Two companies are getting ready to boost production from a central Wyoming oil field by pumping carbon dioxide underground. An update on Wyoming Olympians Jennifer Nichols and Brett Newlin. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
Wyoming’s state parks and recreation sites have escaped damage from wildfires for the most part this summer, but officials expect visitation will be hurt because of bans on open campfires. Doug Randall reports. Hay prices in Wyoming in July were well above last year according to the Wyoming Field Office of the U.S.D.A.’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
The Wyoming Public Service Commission Tuesday approved a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power and Black Hills Power, to build a $222 million dollar natural gas fired plant in Cheyenne.
Yellowstone National Park rangers spent the day Monday responding to numerous incidents, including several involving significant injuries to visitors. Yellowstone National Park spokesperson Dan Hottle says 56 year old Carl Dullmaier, of Gernsheim, Germany, sustained a head injury when he was thrown from a horse near Tower Junction. He later died from his injuries after being lifeflighted to a Billings, Montana, hospital.
The U.S. Forest Service is spending more on fire prevention on national forests, that’s according to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. A University of Wyoming history professor is dropping his bid to run as an independent for the U.S. Senate. Doug Randall has the details. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
Michelin is recalling around 841,000 BF Goodrich and Uniroyal tires because the tread can separate, causing rapid air loss. Doug Randall reports that the Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded contracts totaling nearly $17.8 million for 11 highway projects around the state during its July teleconference meeting. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
Doug Randall reports that both Senators Mike Enzi (R-WY) and John Barrasso (R-WY) both opposed a bill sponsored by democrats to extend tax cuts for all but the highest earning Americans. Wyoming was ranked 19th in the annual “Kids Count” data book released Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
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