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Wyoming News from AP
July 1, 2013 – 3:51 pm | Comments Off
Wyoming News from AP

MOTORCYCLE WRECK
Casper man dies after wrecking new motorcycle
(Information in the following story is from: The (Riverton, Wyo.) Ranger, http://www.dailyranger.com)
LANDER, Wyo. (AP) — A Casper man is dead after wrecking a new motorcycle immediately after he bought it.
Fifty-nine-year-old …

War Memorial Stadium Gets a New Look
June 28, 2013 – 11:12 am | Comments Off
War Memorial Stadium Gets a New Look

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Workers have finished installing the new football playing surface at the University of Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium.
The field’s new turf features include the image of Wyoming’s Teton Mountains in the end zones, and on the sidelines, the lettering …

Buffalo Bill Center in Classrooms Worldwide
June 28, 2013 – 11:06 am | Comments Off
Buffalo Bill Center in Classrooms Worldwide

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — The Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody is showing up in classrooms around the world. The center has partnered with Skype in the Classroom and created its first lesson …

Conservation Groups Express Concern
June 28, 2013 – 11:03 am | Comments Off
Conservation Groups Express Concern

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Conservation groups are expressing concern about a proposed 74,000-acre logging and restoration project in the southern Bridger-Teton National Forest in western Wyoming.
The U.S. Forest Service is wrapping up public comment on the …

Coal Still Plays Critical Role
June 27, 2013 – 10:44 am | Comments Off
Coal Still Plays Critical Role

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead says coal continues to play a critical role in the nation’s energy production even as President Barack Obama promises federal action to restrict carbon emissions.
Obama announced plans Tuesday …

Black Bear Lethally Removed From YNP
June 27, 2013 – 10:42 am | Comments Off
Black Bear Lethally Removed From YNP

A black bear that refused to leave a Yellowstone National Park campground after obtaining human food was lethally removed by Yellowstone National Park staff on Saturday evening, June 22.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. that day, a …

Wyoming Education Department
June 27, 2013 – 10:21 am | Comments Off
Wyoming Education Department

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead has selected an Arizona state senator to run the Wyoming Education Department. Mead announced his choice of Richard Crandall yesterday afternoon.
Mead and the Legislature enacted a new law …

Wyoming State Forestry Encourages Having Fun But Being Safe
June 26, 2013 – 2:43 pm | Comments Off

With the 4th of July holiday approaching, the Wyoming State Forestry Division is asking residents and visitors to help protect public safety and our natural resources from fire.
State Forester Bill Crapser encourages visitors to have …

Sweetwater County School Board Debating Health Care Issues
June 26, 2013 – 2:42 pm | Comments Off

A Sweetwater County school board chairman says the federal health care overhaul is creating a “huge issue” for school districts all over. Officials in the county are debating whether to cut the hours of more …

SkyWest Airline service in Rock Springs
June 26, 2013 – 2:41 pm | Comments Off

The Sweetwater County Commission has approved a subsidy to keep SkyWest Airlines service between the Rock Springs/Sweetwater County Airport and Salt Lake City. Green River, Rock Springs, Sweetwater County and the state combine to pay …

Commmorative Coins
June 26, 2013 – 2:40 pm | Comments Off

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming is hoping minting coins brings in funding for the nation’s parks. The Republican has introduced a measure to produce coins to commemorate the 100th anniversary …

Temperatures Expected to Soar
June 26, 2013 – 2:39 pm | Comments Off

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Temperatures are expected to soar late this week in parts of Wyoming as a heat wave bakes the West. The National Weather Service says the heat wave comes with a strong …