Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, heralded the final passage Tuesday of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act. A federal agency is preparing to examine sulfur dioxide emissions at the Sinclair Refinery. Doug Randall reports. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
Former Wyoming cross country/track and field student-athlete Greg Miller was named Tuesday as the 2011-12 Mountain West Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Established by the Mountain West Joint Council in 1999, the MW Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award is the highest honor presented to a student-athlete by the conference. The award is bestowed annually to one male and one female
Officials in Yellowstone National Park say a Massachusetts man was gored by a bull bison Saturday near the Norris Campground. Spokesman Dan Hottle says the bison threw the man 10 feet in the air and then pinned him to the ground. Hottle says the man suffered a broken collarbone, shoulder blade, several ribs and a groin injury in the encounter. He was airlifted to an Idaho Falls, Idaho hospital and is expected to recover. His name was not released.
The Wyoming Transportation Commissionawarded $28.9 million for nine highway projects around the state during its June meeting in Cheyenne. Doug Randall reports. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says there’s precious little time left for the house to pass its version of a farm, food and jobs bill. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
Laramie County Coroner Marty Luna says he has some concerns about the newly built morgue at the Laramie County Archer Complex. Luna says among his concerns there is no road into the back of the building, a bay where the bodies would be dropped off and picked up is too small, the floor in one area of the building is cracked and there is inadequate pedestrian access.
Riders with the Prostate Cancer Pony Express in Cheyenne Monday to have Gov. Matt Mead sign their flag. Riders from across the country are making the journey to raise awareness about the disease. Instead of horses, though the riders are using motorcycles. Sweetwater County’s economy has been based on trona, oil and gas production, but a uranium mine is expected to bring in jobs as well. Doug Randall has the details. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
The Wyoming Department of Family Services may cut 30 positions and $8 million in the coming two-year budget period. Doug Randall has the details. Governor Matt Mead is revamping the revamping the task force he established last year to recommend improvements to the state’s Juvenile Justice System. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
Due to the continued hot, dry conditions, Governor Matt Mead has asked U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, to issue an agricultural disaster declaration for all of Wyoming, except Teton County. If granted, such a declaration could provide some federal emergency assistance to Wyo
With fire conditions usually not seen until August and an abundance of fuel in dead grass, timber and brush, Wyoming State Forester Bill Crapser says it is extremely important to take precautions during all outdoor activities.
Crapser says most wildland fires are started by lightning, but many are human caused. He says many counties have issued fire restrictions and residents should heed them.
U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Department of Interior, urging them to reject calls of an expansion of environmental reviews for coal exports out of ports in the Pacific Northwest.
Add another concern for the tanker pilots who drop fire retardant around the wildfires in the west this summer, endangered species. Doug Randall has the details. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
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