Cheyenne, WY – Oil and gas representatives are voicing criticism about the first proposed changes to Wyoming's oil and gas leasing contract in nearly three decades.
The Office of State Lands and Investments has proposed rewriting almost the entire standard oil and gas leasing contract. The most controversial proposal would raise the maximum amount for state royalties from 16 2/3 percent to 18 3/4 percent.
Laramie, WY – During last year's swine flu pandemic the federal government paid for vaccines, which came in a separate shot from the normal season flu vaccine. The Wyoming Department of Health's spokeswoman, Kim Deti.
"This year at this point we are only planning and expecting to have one vaccine recommended for people," Deti. "It will cover H1N1 as well as some seasonal flu strains."
Laramie, WY – A-T &T says it is bringing its wireless phone service to most of Wyoming by the end of the year. Company spokeswoman Sandy Goldberg says it will be available in northern and eastern parts of the state. She says this will especially impact those who were previously served by the Alltel network that both Verizon and AT&T acquired. AT&T is virtually non-existent in Wyoming and Goldberg says this changes things
Laramie, WY – According to a new study published by the Ecological Society of America, wolves in Yellowstone National Park may not be helping to restore aspen stands as originally thought.
Previous research claimed that wolves in the park discouraged elk from eating aspen. But Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit leader and co-author of the new study, Matt Kauffman, says that may not be true.
Laramie, WY – The Wyoming Highway Patrol had to clean up a hazardous spill yesterday when a semi carrying hydrochloric acid started leaking while on I-90. Troopers responded by closing the interstate and calling in firefighters in haz-mat suits. There were more than 4000 gallons of the acid on board and about five gallons spilled, damaging the truck, but not doing any other serious damage.
The acid was eventually moved to another semi, while the driver of the first truck was treated on the scene after inhaling fumes.