Scientists are using computer models to gain a better understanding of what makes wildfires go. Doug Randall reports. Federal land managers say they have accepted a $793 million bid from Peabody Energy to mine a massive reserve of publicly-owned coal in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin. But an environmental research group says the deal dramatically underestimates the coal’s value. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
The University of Wyoming Extension Disaster education Network site contains emergency contacts and information to help homeowners with wildfires and other natural and human-caused disasters. Doug Randall reports. Gov. Matt Mead says the state will do what’s necessary to cover its costs of fighting wildfires around wyoming. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
The Fontenelle Fire burning on the Bridger-Teton National Forest,has now grown to over 45,000 acres. The fire is currently burning in heavy, dead timber with occasional areas of grass and sage in the lower elevations and is 5% contained .
A national trial advocacy group is praising the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that upheld the Affordable Care Act. Doug Randall reports. The Medicine Bow National Forest in southeast Wyoming is seeing its third wildfire of the season. Spokesman Larry Sandoval says the 5,000 acre Arapaho fire is the second so far in the Laramie peak area in northern Albany County. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)Friday voted against the two-year Transportation Conference Committee Agreement, after it was discovered that U.S. Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) removed Abandoned Mine Land (AML) funds guaranteed to the state of Wyoming to cover the legislation’s hefty price tag on items unrelated to highway spending.
Although many states, including Montana, tribes, and union miners from the east all receive AML funds, Lummis, in a news release, says Wyoming was the only one targeted.
U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) said despite the U.S. Supreme Court ruling declaring the individual mandate int he Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act constitutional, the bill is unworkable and needs to be repealed. The Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails has instituted a ban on all open fires at sites located on state lands. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A man who escaped from Wyoming officials and was on the lam for 31 years has been arrested in Alaska. Seldovia Police Chief Shad Haller arrested 57-year-old Joseph Welch on Monday while he was eating dinner at the Tide Pool restaurant.
A spokesman for the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the lead plaintiff in the Affordable Care Act” lawsuit says the organization is disappointed in the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the individual mandate. Divergent interests in Wyoming say they are pleased the Bureau of Land Management has postponed a decision on new rules for hydraulic fracturing. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
Gov. Matt Mead says the Environmental Protection Agency should drop a proposed rule on carbon dioxide emissions standards for new power plants. Keyhole State Park is the latest place to ban open fires. Doug Randall reports. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
Wyoming Women First launched the GE Mammovan, a mobile mammography van, during a ceremony in Cheyenne Wednesday. Wyoming Women First is a partnership between General Electric (GE), Susan G. Komen for the cure and the state of Wyoming.
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