Elk Mountain, Wyo. – The Wyoming Highway Patrol says it confiscated more than $340,000 worth of cocaine and methamphetamine during a recent traffic stop along Interstate 80 in Carbon County. Troopers pulled over the vehicle on Friday because it was traveling 5 miles per hour over the 75-mph speed limit.
The patrol said in a news release that one of the agency's drug-sniffing dogs alerted to the presence of drugs in the car. That led officers to find more than four pounds of methamphetamine and more than six pounds of cocaine in the car.
Cody, Wy – Wyoming House Speaker Colin Simpson says the state-sponsored energy symposium scheduled in Jackson this fall is necessary to help plan for the region's future. Simpson, a Cody Republican, pushed legislation through in this winter's legislative session to put up $450,000 for the Western States Energy and Environment Symposium. Much of the money will go to cover travel and lodging for legislators from 13 Western states and North Dakota to encourage them to attend. Some newspapers and others have criticized the event as
Cheyenne, Wy – Wind developers want the Department of the Interior to review Wyoming's strategy of protecting sage grouse by restricting development in important habitat areas. The trade groups Interwest Energy Alliance, American Wind Energy Association and Renewable Northwest Project made the request in a letter Friday. The groups fear the Wyoming Game and Fish Department won't allow any wind development in the state's sage grouse "core areas." A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official told the state agency