A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced legislation this week that would restore the money owed to coal producing states from the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Trust Fund. In June, the House and Senate passed a two-year transportation bill which included a provision that raided trust funds used for reclaiming abandoned mine lands.
Governor Matt Mead toured several of the state’s recent fire areas this week. The Governor said over 4000 people have come into Wyoming to fight fires this year and the fire season is not over yet. An order restricting access to caves and old mines on national forest and grasslands in five states is being extended, so that a bat killing fungus won’t spread. Doug Randall reports. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
District Court Judge Peter Arnold has ordered a competency hearing for murder suspect Nathaniel Castellanos. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services will hold an employers seminar later this month in Rock Springs. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
A new report from the RAND Corp recommends a much different strategy for using airplanes to fight wildfires than the one currently used by the Forest Service. Wyoming Secretary of state Max Maxfield reminds candidates the deadline for candidates and PACS to file campaign finance reports is August 14th. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
A Yellowstone National Park spokesman says three rivers in the park will be closed to fishing because of unusually warm water temperatures. Firefighters quickly attacked a new wildfire in Grand Teton National Park on Monday afternoon as they contained other new fires that began over the weekend across Wyoming. Doug Randall has the details. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
An assistant professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Ecosystem Science and Management is working to answer how to measure the impacts of energy development on landscapes and wildlife. Doug Randall reports. Vacutech has settled into their new Wyoming plant. Business reporter Sharon Fain has the story. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
A task force is conducting two feasibility studies on natural gas and coal conversion technologies in Wyoming. Doug Randall has the details. Governor Matt Mead says it has already been an expensive fire season for the state and it could get more expensive as the summer moves on. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol says they will be joining with other Wyoming law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the State to launch an aggressive campaign on impaired riding. Wyoming Highway Patrol Sgt. Stephen Townsend says during this time of year, we begin to see an increase in motorcycle use here in Wyoming. As the number of motorcycles increases on Wyoming’s highways, so does the number of reported motorcycle crashes.
Authorities in Fremont County are investigating the death of a 28 year old Riverton woman whose body was recovered from a local reservoir on Saturday. Doug Randall has the details. The Bureau of Land Management is taking public comment on a proposed wild horse sanctuary about 30 miles west of Laramie. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
A report released Tuesday analyzes how the Bureau of Land Management’s policies toward oil and gas leasing on public lands have changed since 2008, noting specific improvements related to the experiences in the Jonah and Pinedale gas fields.
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