The Wyoming Department of Game and Fish wants hunters to properly dispose of animal carcasses in landfills and not in the wild.
A Wyoming man was bitten by a weak, old grizzly bear while hunting near Cody last week.
Denny Hammer of the local Game and Fish office says the bear was unable to hunt and had dragged discarded carcasses to a dense area of willows where it made a day bed. The hunter surprised it when he passed, and the bear bit his leg. The man remained hospitalized for two days. Hammer says Game and Fish trapped and euthanized the bear.
Former U-S Senator Al Simpson admits he is dismayed by the happenings in Congress.
Simpson says it is all about keeping the political party strong and has little to do with solving problems.
“You have people who come there that don’t even want to govern," Simpson says.
"They just want to stick a stick in the spoke of the bicycle of government. And that makes it different because they don’t want to say anything at their party, so they just get nasty with the other party.”
A legislative panel has proposed creating a state information technology department. Currently, the Department of Administration and Information oversees most IT matters. and some agencies also have their own technical departments. The new system is meant to streamline IT services by creating one big pool of employees who could move around between departments.
Authorities are investigating after a 35-year-old man was killed in a car crash in Converse County during a high-speed chase that involved a state trooper.
Brian A. Bonomo of Cheyenne was pulled over for speeding on Wyoming Highway 59 on Saturday evening. Wyoming Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Stephen Townsend says the trooper smelled marijuana on Bonomo as he was handing him the ticket.
The UW American Heritage Center is asking Wyoming residents for input about the energy boom in eastern Wyoming, for a history project.
Archivist Leslie Waggener says they’re interested in hearing from residents of Platte, Goshen and eastern Laramie counties about the potential oil boom surrounding drilling in the Niobrara formation. She plans on asking a number of questions: "How are they preparing? What help do they need? What help do they need from the state? What help do they need from the industry? How is that back and forth going with the various players?"
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Rep. Cynthia Lummis says she's endorsing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney because she believes he's the best person to solve the nation's economic woes.
The Wyoming Republican appears to be the first prominent GOP state leader to publicly endorse a presidential candidate.
The endorsement by Lummis is important for Romney because Lummis embraces many tea party ideals. Other GOP presidential candidates, such as Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain, have been more identified with the tea party movement.