Agriculture Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon announced that America’s students will see healthier and more nutritious foods in the cafeteria as they return to school this year. State Biologists have counted a near record number of pronghorn antelope in Jackson Hole this year. Doug Randall has the details.
The State Canvassing Board certified the 2012 Primary election results Wednesday. Doug Randall has that story. Visitors to Yellowstone National Park are urged to be aware that some animals in the park are beginning to leave the high country for lower elevations. Visitors are urged to use caution and follow park regulations regarding wildlife. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
Workers are sampling water near a former uranium mill on the Wind River Indian Reservation to see how flooding has affected the movement of contaminants. Amy Richards reports. A U.S. Supreme Court decision a year ago makes it all but impossible to sue generic drug manufacturers for failing to provide adequate warnings about a drug’s dangers. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
A parolee who says he was forcibly catheterized to provide a urine sample is suing the Wyoming Department of Corrections and the City of Cheyenne. Doug Randall has more on that story. Belgian filmmaker Sofie Benoot plans to include a segment about a University of Wyoming researcher in a documentary about the pioneer spirit of the American west. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
Despite the drought, farm income this calender year is projected to be up by 7 percent, that’s according to U.S.D.A.’s Chief Economist Joe Glauber. A fire burning in the Teton Wilderness continued to grow Tuesday. Doug Randall has the details. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
Enhanced Capitol Wyoming Fund LLC of Jackson recently announced it has received funding to invest in qualified businesses through a Wyoming Business Council program. Amy Richards reports. Lee Haines of Cody will serve as the new Executive Director of the Wyoming PBS Foundation. Business Reporter Sharon Fain has details. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation is waiving oversize-load fees for shipments of hay coming into the state as part of the drought disaster relief effort.the waiver took effect Monday and will continue until the drought disaster designations expire or until Dec. 31st, when conditions will be re-evaluated. The National Parks Conservation Association has recognized Gov. Matt Mead and the state for helping to address wildlife-vehicle collisions on Wyoming’s roads and along wildlife corridors. Doug Randall reports.
September 1st marks the season opener for a variety of small game and upland and migratory birds. Wyoming Game and Fish Department spokesman Al Langston says blue grouse are found in most mountain areas throughout the state on both Bureau of Land Management and National Forest lands. Ruffed grouse are found in western Wyoming in the Shoshone, Bridger-Teton, and Targhee national forests. The season is long, ending Nov. 30. The hunting season for sharp-tailed grouse also opens Sept. 1 and the season ends Dec. 31.
A traffic stop by Troopers for a speeding violation of 83 mph in a 75 mph zone on Interstate 80 has led to the arrest and felony charges filed on a 47 year-old man from Laguna Woods, California. Wyoming Highway Patrol Sgt. Stephen Townsend says Michael A. Howard was traveling eastbound approximately 30 miles east of Evanston on August 23rd when a pair of State Troopers stopped his speeding rented Chevrolet Camaro.
AAA says more people in the eight state Mountain West region are planning to make a Labor Day getaway compared to last year. Doug Randall reports. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing changes to the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) regulation that would go into effect beginning 2013. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
A 17 year old teenager led a Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper on a high speed chase that eventually ended in Idaho. Wyoming Highway Patrol Sgt. Stephen Townsend says the juvenile had apparently stolen a car from a job site in Green River Saturday night. Several hours later, a Wyoming Trooper observed the stolen vehicle, a 2006 Chrysler 300, on the western outskirts of Kemmerer on US 30 and initiated a traffic stop with it just before 11:00 p.m. The driver of the vehicle did stop and when the Trooper approached the vehicle it took off reaching speeds of 120 mph.
A national magazine says the University of Wyoming is one of the top institutions in the country when it comes to outdoor adventures. Doug Randall reports. The sale of the Snow King resort in Jackson to J.M.I. Realty is expected to wrap up by the end of the month. Business reporter Sharon Fain has the details. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
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