Laramie, Wyo. – There's bad weather moving from west to east across the state this evening. The National Weather Service has posted a blizzard warning for southeast Wyoming beginning late tonight. Snowfall could total a foot, with high winds and poor visibility. There are winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings posted across much of the rest of the state, as well. According to Associated Press reports, as much as 13 inches of snow has fallen in the western mountains since the start of this winter storm.
Laramie, Wyo. – All of Wyoming's 23 public county libraries recently received checks for $100,000. That's part of a long-term fundraising campaign designed to build endowments at each county library across the state. The checks came through a program created by the Wyoming legislature. Under a measure that took effect in 2008, the state is contributing matching donations to local libraries.
Jackson, Wyo. – An American Airlines jet went past the end of a snowy runway while landing at Wyoming's Jackson Hole Airport, but no one was injured and the plane was not damaged.
Airline spokesman Ed Martelle said Flight 2253 from Chicago "had a long rollout" when it landed a few minutes before noon Wednesday. He said the plane came to rest on a hard surface and did not go off into grass or brush.
There were 175 passengers, two pilots and four flight attendants on board the Boeing 757.
Laramie, Wyo. – The state's Employment Tax Division hasn't collected nearly $9.5 million in owed payments because the division doesn't actively manage delinquent accounts. That's one finding of a recent audit of the state's unemployment insurance program.
Laramie, Wyo. – The Wyoming legislature will be asked to provide $500,000 to keep the state's Aging and Disability Resource Centers in place. Those are locations where people can get answers about services and care for the elderly.
State Senator Marty Martin of Rock Springs says the sites also have a website and a toll free line. "And it's important that we are able to provide those services, he says, "because it allows folks the ability to make decisions on their long-term care options."
Casper, Wyo. – The investigation into a collision that killed a snowboarder and a young skier on Casper Mountain continues.
Natrona County sheriff's Lt. Mark Sellers said Tuesday that investigators were still talking to people who saw the Christmas Eve collision at Hogadon Ski Area. So far, he said the crash which killed 23-year-old Craig Shirley and 5-year-old Elise Johnson appears to be an unfortunate accident.