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Enzi pushes Supreme Court to allow online sales tax

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:18:47 GMT

Awaiting a decision from the Supreme Court, which is expected any day now, Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., came out in support of legislation that would allow states to tax online and mail-order sales. The state Legislature passed a bill during the 2017 general session to levy a 5 percent sales tax on remote sellers that make $400,000 in gross sales or over 200 separate transactions in Wyoming.

Feud erupts between utility, US states over Colorado River

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:27:34 GMT

Tension over the drought-stressed Colorado River escalated into a public feud when four U.S. states accused Arizona's largest water provider of manipulating supply and demand, potentially threatening millions of people in the United States and Mexico who rely on the river. The four states - Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming - plus Denver's water utility said the Central Arizona Project was trying to avoid a reduction in its share of the Colorado River while others are voluntarily cutting back to avoid a crisis amid a prolonged drought.

Wyoming district allows armed staff in area cited by DeVos

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:13:50 GMT

The board of Wyoming's Park County School District No. 6 voted Tuesday night to allow trained school employees to carry concealed firearms.

Districts Across Wyoming Choose Neuroscience-Based Fast ForWord...

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:54:49 GMT

April 19, 2018 - Achievement, growth, and equity are key indicators of school quality on the Wyoming state accountability reports. To help students improve their performance and close achievement gaps for those who are most at risk - including struggling readers, students with disabilities, and English language learners - several Wyoming districts are turning to the neuroscience-based Fast ForWordA program from Scientific Learning Corp. .

High Winds Cause Multiple Blow Overs on I-80, I-25

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:17:42 GMT

Two blow overs occurred on I-80 while the nine others happened on I-25 south of Cheyenne toward the Colorado border. Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers responded to the blow overs starting around 1 p.m., which resulted in several crashes.

The other reason to split up California that nobody is talking about

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 03:10:46 GMT

The proposal backed by a California billionaire to carve up the nation's most populous state into three new states is either quixotic or cutting edge, but it seems very likely to find its way before voters in November. The road from voter approval through Congress, which would have to agree to the new states and increasing the number of US senators by four, would be long and far from guaranteed.

Wyoming town votes on arming teachers in area cited by DeVos

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:29:22 GMT

In this Jan. 8, 2018 photo, Park County School District 6 board chair Kelly Simone, center, listens to members of the community voice their opinions on Policy CKA, which would allow armed personnel in schools, during a public forum about the policy in Cody, Wyo.

Wyoming town votes on arming teachers in area cited by DeVos

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:29:21 GMT

In this Jan. 8, 2018 photo, Park County School District 6 board chair Kelly Simone, center, listens to members of the community voice their opinions on Policy CKA, which would allow armed personnel in schools, during a public forum about the policy in Cody, Wyo.

WYDOT offers online motorcylce training courses

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:59:38 GMT

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is committed to removing barriers for riders on the path to the freedom of the open road on a motorcycle. Starting this spring, Motorcycle Safety classes through WYDOT will now include an online component for a portion of the classroom learning.

DCI issues statement on oils that may contain THC

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 02:35:05 GMT

The Department of Criminal Investigation recently issued a statement clarifying that cannabidiol oil, which is commonly called hemp extract, is illegal in Wyoming if it contains tetrahydrocannabinol , the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. The only exception is for the small number of people who possess hemp extract registration cards, which the Department of Health can issue to people diagnosed with intractable epilepsy.

Wyoming approval advances PacifiCorp wind expansion

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:25:19 GMT

The Wyoming Public Service Commission approved PacifiCorp moving ahead with a significant wind and transmission expansion plan that would add enough new wind energy to power more than 400,000 average homes by 2020. In a bench decision, the Wyoming PSC approved a settlement agreement between PacifiCorp, the Wyoming Industrial Energy Consumers, the Wyoming Office of Consumer Advocate and the Interwest Energy Alliance on the new wind and transmission portions of PacifiCorp's Energy Vision 2020 proposal.

Teton Pass is back open after avalanche

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 01:45:06 GMT

Brian Siegfried crawls out of his Dodge Ram truck after driving into a small avalanche that slid in front of him Friday morning on Teton Pass. A pair of snowboarders triggered the avalanche at the base of Twin Slides, depositing about 4 feet of snow onto the highway below.

Four From Fremont County Sentenced in Federal Court

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 21:05:38 GMT

HOKASHINA FASTHORSE , 31, of Riverton, Wyoming was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 12, 2018 for assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm. Fasthorse was arrested in Lander, Wyoming.

Pair of Wyoming lawmakers not seaking re-election

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:02:12 GMT

Bebout says he has no plans to seek re-election in 2020 when his current term expires. The Riverton Republican first started serving in the House of Representatives in 1987 and has been in the Senate since 2007.

Wyoming mule deer migrates almost 250 miles

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 02:01:23 GMT

University of Wyoming graduate student Rhiannon Jakopak works with mule deer doe 255, the deer with the longest-distance migration route ever recorded, in March 2018 in the Red Desert. Biologists use blindfolds to keep deer calm during captures.

Wyoming this Weekend, April 13-15

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:36:22 GMT

Fans of the dance looking for a unique performance may want to head to Cheyenne this weekend for a ballet tribute to Star Wars and the rock band Rush. "Star Tributes" will be held at the Cheyenne Civic Center Saturday and will feature Cheyenne's Reformation Dance Company in a show in two acts.

RPD Chief looking to recruit officers from colleges in two states

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 01:11:54 GMT

Riverton Police Chief Eric Murphy left today on a several week trip around the region in an attempt to recruit new police officers for the city. Presently, Murphy said his department is down by four officers, with two candidates in the background stage.