Laramie, Wy – Campbell County added 22-hundred jobs between November 2005 and November 2006. That's more than any other county in the state. The Wyoming Department of Employment says hiring has been strong in gas, coal, oil and construction in Campbell County. Statewide, most of the nearly 13-thousand jobs that have been added in the past year have been in minerals and construction.
Laramie, Wy – The Bureau of Land Management and the Fish and Wildlife Service need help counting bald eagles. The federal agencies are looking for volunteers for this winter's bald eagle survey in northeastern Wyoming. The survey will take place on January 13th, and volunteers will have to keep a sharp eye for eagles while driving along routes through the Powder River Basin. Twenty-two people volunteered for the survey last winter. They counted 123 eagles throughout the Powder River Basin. That included 80 bald eagles.
Laramie, Wy – There have been 21 more highway fatalities this year than last year and we still have to get through New Year's Eve. The state has seen 191 deaths on the road in 2006 and that number could increase as a winter blizzard hits southeastern Wyoming. That's according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol's Sergeant Stephen Townsend, "Crashes will increase because of the icy and snow-packed roads. So we're bracing for that. But it does look like we're going to have a high number of fatalities this year, compared to last year."
Laramie, Wy – After digging out from a storm that dumped more than a foot of snow on some areas, southeastern Wyoming is bracing for another big blizzard. National Weather Service Forecaster, Richard Emanuel, says they are issuing a winter storm watch from Thursday through Friday and expect heavy snowfall. Emanuel says it's a similar storm to the one that hit last week, but should not have as strong of winds.
Laramie, Wy – Starting next month, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will start selling some limited quota hunting licenses online. The coordinator of the electronic license program for the department says the agency created the system to meet increasing demand from hunters. The coordinator says Game and Fish is seeing an increase in applications from nonresident hunters every year.
Laramie, Wy – The scientific community across the nation is still feeling the loss of Beth Williams. She died in a car accident two years ago south of Laramie with her husband. Williams was a leading expert in the field of Chronic Wasting Disease, which is fatal for deer and elk. Hank Edwards from the Game and Fish Department says other scientists have taken what she did and accomplished a lot because of it.
Laramie, WY – Wyoming's General Fund revenues continue to come in ahead of projections. The latest report from the state's Consensus Revenue Estimating Group says that deposits to the state's General Fund through November amounted to more than 362 million dollars. That exceeds the state's forecast amount by 42 million dollars. Jim Robinson is senior economist with the state's Economic Analysis Division. He says that Wyoming's mining, trade, construction and manufacturing sectors all continue to register the
Laramie, WY – Scientists say the Western United States could be in for an extended period of fires like those of 2002 and 2006. They've done a study of ocean temperature cycles and wildfires - as seen in about five thousand tree trunks scarred by fire in the past 450 years. The study shows that when the North Atlantic Ocean is warming, the West gets years of major wildfires. And the North Atlantic is at the start of one of those recurring