A senior economist with the Wyoming Economic Analysis Division says Wyoming’s average personal income for the first quarter of 2012 grew at 0.9 percent. Jim Robinson says he would consider that to be a steady growth rate. He says while the number is down a bit from the previous few quarters it is still good news for the state.
Cheyenne Police Chief Brian Kozak says there will be a “zero tolerance” policy for underage alcohol consumption at Cheyenne Frontier Days events this year. The chief says any underage alcohol violators will not only be ticketed, but this year will also be immediately evicted from Frontier Park.
The Bureau of Land Management has extended the public comment period for a proposed rule to require companies to publicly disclose the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. Amy Richards has a report. The Wyoming Highway Patrol will be out in force over the July 4th holiday weekend, especially looking for impaired drivers. Sgt. Steve Townsend says the public can help out with this effort. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
A new report from the state Division of Criminal Investigation shows a 20 percent decrease in serious crime for the first three months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, according to Police Chief Brian Kozak.
Bridger-Teton National Forest officials have delayed releasing a document that will decide the extent of a proposed natural gas development in western Wyoming. Amy Richards has a report. Due to the current weather conditions fire restrictions have been elevated to Stage II across the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and the Thunder Basin National Grassland. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
A 700 acre grass fire that threatened homes and ranches in the Old Yellowstone Road area of Laramie County Saturday shows how serious the fire danger in the county is right now, according to Laramie County Fire District 2 spokesman Lew Simpson.
The Rockefeller Foundation and Yale University Professor Jacob Hacker have released a report on economic insecurity across the U.S. The report takes a state by state look at economic insecurity over the last generation as well as during the recent economic downturn. Amy Richards has a look at the report’s findings for Wyoming. An upcoming field day for Wyoming hay producers will offer information designed to help them improve both the quantity and quality of their hay forage crops. Business Reporter Sharon Fain has details. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
Governor Matt Mead is asking Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to extend the comment period on proposed hydraulic fracturing rules, which the governor says duplicate Wyoming’s rules and are cumbersome and unncessary. Amy Richards reports. Wyoming State Forester Bill Crapser is warning residents to be extremely careful with all outdoor activities that could start a fire. He says the current hot, dry conditions have created a fire danger which is usually not seen in Wyoming until August. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
Heart disease kills roughly 1 in four state residents. Dr. Martha Gulati says that while using imaging with heart stress-testing can be a cost-effective and effective test for heart problems, she is concerned about exposing patients to radiation without considering the consequences. The Wyoming Workforce Development Council, in partnership with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, honored five outstanding employers, individuals and projects during the Governor’s Summit on Workforce Solutions Awards. Amy Richards has a report. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
The Cheyenne City Council Tuesday evening approved a $49.6 Million dollar budget for fiscal year 2013, which begins on July 1, 2012. Prior to approving the proposed budget, the council approved an amendment by Councilwoman Amber Ash to transfer a little over $279, 000 in money the city saved when health insurance rates did not increase as expected into a special economic development fund.
Following approval of Ash’s amendment, the council voted 9-0, with Councilman Sean Allen absent, to app
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