Cheyenne, Wyo. – Wyoming tax revenue is running into state coffers higher than expected. A new report forecasting state finances shows Wyoming could collect some $40 million more than projected.
The May report from the state's Consensus Revenue Estimating Group shows money coming into the general fund is up by 4 percent through April for fiscal year 2011, which ends June 30. If the trend holds, the state could take in about $40 million more than what was projected earlier this year.
West Yellowstone, Mont. – Worries over car-size boulders perched atop a slide area means a northern road into Yellowstone National Park will remain closed for days.
Officials say by consultants will examine the area and study what work is needed to reopen the road closed Saturday by a rock slide. Crews have cleared off enough debris to make the road passable for emergency travel, but concerns remain about the boulders.
Cheyenne, WY – The state of Wyoming is joining Utah and Alaska in challenging an Obama administration plan to make millions of acres of undeveloped land in the West eligible for federal wilderness protection. Wyoming filed papers Thursday in federal court in Utah seeking a judge's permission to join the lawsuit that Utah filed last month. Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he hasn't had any success in asking Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to rescind the wilderness protection order. Mead says the lawsuit is now Wyoming's best option to fight the