Riverton, WY – Riverton city officials are proposing to raise Wyoming's malt beverage tax. Since 1935, the tax on beer in Wyoming has been set at 2 cents per gallon. But Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness has suggested changing the rate to align with the national average of 28 cents per gallon. He and other city leaders agreed to recommend the higher rate at the 2011 Wyoming Association of Municipalities Annual Convention this June in Sheridan. Warpness said the extra revenue gained through a higher malt
Lander, WY – State wildlife officials are asking the public's help in finding whoever shot and killed at least six pronghorn bucks in Fremont County. The animals were left to rot. Wyoming Game and Fish Department Warden Chris Daubin calls it a "very serious crime against wildlife." A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for tips that lead to an arrest and conviction. Authorities believe the animals were shot early last week. --- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department poaching hot line: 877-WGFDTIP or 877-943-3847
Laramie, Wyo. – Resulting from reporting done by Wyoming Public Radio, the Wyoming Insurance Department says they have initiated contact with the Wyoming School Board Insurance Trust, or WSBAIT, to look into the entity's financial health.
PINEDALE, Wyo. – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Pinedale Field Office is lifting its prohibition on motorized vehicles in big game winter ranges starting Sunday.
The Pinedale office says the public should be aware that wildlife experienced harsh conditions this winter And officials say many animals are in poor condition and that people should avoid causing them any additional stress.
Laramie, WY – A carbon capture and sequestration project led by the University of Wyoming's Carbon Management Institute reached an important milestone this week.
Drilling began at a geologic formation called the Rock Springs Uplift on Sunday. Researchers believe the formation could be a good reservoir for carbon dioxide, and the drilling is part of the process of thoroughly evaluating the site.