6:15 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

Game and Fish Officials Urge Hunters To Dispose Or Carcasses Properly

Three Grizzlies Chow Down On A Dead Deer
Prairie State Outdoors

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.

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8:46 am
Wed November 16, 2011

New data center to open in Cheyenne

Governor Matt Mead and other state officials are touting a new data center, which will be built in Cheyenne.

Green House data will build the $35 million facility, which will be 100-percent wind-powered.

Green House Data currently has a data center in Cheyenne. The company says grants and aid from the Wyoming Business Council were vital in choosing Wyoming as a home, and building a second center.

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6:07 am
Wed November 16, 2011

BLM seeks comments on proposed Chevron wells

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a company's plans to drill up to 88 new wells in western Wyoming.

Chevron USA, Inc., is proposing to expand the Table Rock Field 40 miles east of Rock Springs with 33 shallow oil wells and 20 deep gas wells. As many as 35 water injection wells also would be drilled.

The BLM says just over 300 acres would be disturbed and the wells would have a lifespan of between 40 and 55 years.

Health Care
5:41 pm
Tue November 15, 2011

Mead wants Supreme Court to rule quickly on health care act

Governor Matt Mead says he’s pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to review the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care reform plan.

 The court announced today that it would hear the challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

 Mead does not support the act, and says a quick decision will be good for opponents and supporters so that both the state and businesses can make the decisions they need in regard to health care.

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Simpson on politics
5:26 pm
Tue November 15, 2011

Former Sen. Simpson bashes present-day politics

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.”

9:10 am
Tue November 15, 2011

Lawmakers propose new state IT department

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.

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9:05 am
Tue November 15, 2011

Man killed in car crash during high-speed chase

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.

9:02 am
Tue November 15, 2011

Thoughts on Niobrara boom solicited for history project

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?"

Yellowstone vital report
5:44 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Yellowstone releases natural resources management report

Yellowstone officials say the new report “Natural Resource Vital Signs” will help the park move from a reactive management position to one of future planning.

That’s according to park spokesman Dan Hottle, who says the data has given Yellowstone the opportunity to look at the ecological health of the park and impacts from a scientific perspective.

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Lummis endorses Romney
5:24 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Rep. Lummis endorses Romney

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.

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