LARAMIE, wyo – A Montana proposal to transport nearly 70 thousand tons of mine waste through Wyoming has some officials angry that they weren't included in the decision process. Montana has proposed that mine waste from Cooke City be hauled through Wyoming on the Chief Joseph Highway and back up to Montana to be reprocessed.
CHEYENNE, wyo – Wyoming tourism industry officials report better business this summer.
The Rocky Mountain Lodging Report shows the occupancy rate at Wyoming hotels and motels was up each month this summer compared to last year. The trend continued through September.
The Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association says average daily room rates were down slightly over the summer, indicating that hotels cut rates. But she says the higher occupancy helped offset the lower prices.
CHEYENNE, wyo – Wyoming Representative Cynthia Lummis says she's troubled by a report that the White House edited a drilling safety report to convey a false impression.
The report by the Interior Department's inspector general concluded that the White House made it falsely appear that scientists and experts supported the administration's six-month ban on new deep-water drilling.
Lummis was among those who called for the inspector general to investigate the matter.
Laramie, WY – The secretary of state's office says Taylor Haynes finished third in the November 2 election for Wyoming governor. The retired Cheyenne surgeon and rancher ran as a write-in candidate. Republican Matt Mead won the race handily with 65 percent of the vote, followed by Democrat Leslie Petersen with 23 percent. A count of the write-in votes shows Haynes received 7 percent. That was enough to beat Libertarian Mike Wheeler, who got about 5,600 votes, or 3 percent.
LARAMIE, wyo – A University of Wyoming professor says the feeling of isolation may be a contributing factor to the state's high divorce rate. That insight comes after Wyoming was ranked third in the nation for divorces and annulments.
The census data shows that, on average, just over 5 people per thousand in the state divorced or annulled their marriages between December 2008 and November 2009.