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.
Authorities have lifted a mandatory evacuation of the Miracle Mile campground along the North Platte river because of a wildfire burning north of Seminoe Reservoir in Carbon County. Doug Randall reports.
Wyoming’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from 5.2 percent in May to 5.4 percent in June., that’s according to the Research and Planning Division of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo) spoke on the House floor Tuesday in support of H.R. 459, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act. The bipartisan bill aims to carry out a full audit of the Federal Reserve, the nation’s central banking system. The National Education Association says Wyoming spent nearly $16,000 per public school student in 2011, ranking it 5th among states in spending. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
American idol plans stops in some smaller cities, including Casper, Wyoming and Billings, Montana, in search of singing talent for its 12th season. More experienced fire fighters will be taking over the fight against a wildfire burning near the Seminoe Reservoir in Carbon County. Doug Randall reports. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
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