government shutdown http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en National Parks Bring In Millions For Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/national-parks-bring-millions-wyoming <p>A <a href="http://www.nature.nps.gov/socialscience/economics.cfm?utm_source=statenewsrelease&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=EconomicBenefitsReport2014">report</a> by the National Park Service indicates that parks are major economic drivers for surrounding communities.</p><p></p><p>The report shows that park visitation generated more than $700 million in Wyoming in 2012 and supported thousands of jobs and local businesses. Nation-wide, tourists spent more than $26 billion when visiting parks.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:15:30 +0000 Willow Belden 54780 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org National Parks Bring In Millions For Wyoming Wyoming Congressional delegation divided over debt deal http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-congressional-delegation-divided-over-debt-deal <p>The Wyoming congressional delegation split its votes on the measure to open the government and avoid a potential default.</p><p></p><p>Wyoming&rsquo;s senior senator Mike Enzi was one of just eighteen senators to oppose the compromise. In a statement he called the&nbsp;deal &quot;yet another promise to work on the problem tomorrow.&quot;</p><p>But Senator John Barrasso says the good in the bill outweighed the bad.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:05:04 +0000 Matt Laslo 48503 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Congressional delegation divided over debt deal UW will provide financial aid for student veterans http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-will-provide-financial-aid-student-veterans <p>The University of Wyoming has solidified plans to provide&nbsp;financial&nbsp;aid to student veterans affected by the government shutdown.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 23:32:42 +0000 Jordan Harper 48429 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW will provide financial aid for student veterans Lummis supports temporary debt ceiling extension http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lummis-supports-temporary-debt-ceiling-extension <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>As the deadline to raise the nation&rsquo;s debt ceiling nears, Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis says she&rsquo;s willing to raise it with no strings attached.</p> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 00:18:00 +0000 Matt Laslo 48280 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Lummis supports temporary debt ceiling extension Wyoming will not use state money to pay for federal programs http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-will-not-use-state-money-pay-federal-programs <p> While some states are considering using their own money to open national parks and help underfunded federal programs which are struggling due to the federal shutdown&hellip;Wyoming will not participate.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Governor Matt Mead says there is no doubt that the federal shutdown has far reaching implications, but his spokesman, Renny MacKay, says the state has no intention of spending state money on federal programs.<strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:10:36 +0000 Bob Beck 48259 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming will not use state money to pay for federal programs Closed parks ticket unlawful visitors http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/closed-parks-ticket-unlawful-visitors <p></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 00:13:08 +0000 Jordan Harper 48162 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Closed parks ticket unlawful visitors University will cover costs for student vets during government shutdown http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/university-will-cover-costs-student-vets-during-government-shutdown <p>University of Wyoming&nbsp;President Bob Sternberg says&nbsp;that veterans attending U.W. will&nbsp;not see their educations&nbsp;interrupted due to a lack of funding&nbsp;caused by the government shutdown.</p><p></p><p>U.W.&rsquo;s director of institutional communications,&nbsp;Chad Baldwin, says that the university will&nbsp;delay billing veterans for now, but hopes to recoup costs from the federal government later.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:06:22 +0000 Jordan Harper 48070 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org University will cover costs for student vets during government shutdown Tourists and workers disgruntled over park closures http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/tourists-and-workers-disgruntled-over-park-closures <p>HOST INTRO: As the government shutdown continues, the impacts are evident in Teton County where the economy is closely tied to federal lands and federal workers. Rebecca Huntington has more from Jackson.&nbsp;</p><p>REBECCA HUNTINGTON: Foreign visitors inspect a three-D model of Jackson Hole and use the public restrooms at the Home Ranch welcome center, located on the main highway to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. This is where the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce has set up a temporary table to help tourists locked out of national parks by the government shutdown.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:40:58 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 47905 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Tourists and workers disgruntled over park closures Government shutdown forces national park closures http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/government-shutdown-forces-national-park-closures <p>Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks are closed as a result of the federal government shutdown.</p><p></p><p>Grand Teton Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott says visitors staying at campgrounds and hotels in the park have 48 hours to leave. Most park staffers are being furloughed, except for certain emergency personnel.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 17:46:59 +0000 Willow Belden 47754 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Government shutdown forces national park closures