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Wyoming's population declines for first time in 27 years

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:44:26 GMT

According to estimates released by the state and U.S. Census Bureau last Thursday, population is down 0.2 percent from July 2015. In July 2016, 585,501 lived in Wyoming, 1,054 less than the previous year.

Chronic wasting disease reaches Green River Basin

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:18:40 GMT

A contagious neurological disease that causes elk, deer and moose to wither away and die has spread to Wyoming's Green River Basin. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that Wyoming Game and Fish Department technicians found a dead mule deer doe near the Pinedale Airport that tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

Around the region

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 03:45:40 GMT

U.S. Census Bureau estimates show that most of Wyoming's counties saw more residents move out than move in between July 2015 and July 2016. State economists attribute the decrease to the downturn in Wyoming's mineral extraction industry, which resulted in the loss of thousands of jobs.

One year in, gardening project on the reservation going strong

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:06:22 GMT

A study evaluating the health impacts of food gardens with Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho families is under way, and the first wave of 18 families joined the project in February 2016 starting with 59 family members. Ten of the families were randomized to start gardening right way with support from Blue Mountain Associates , a tribal-led organization.

Trump budget would cut air service funding to Laramie, Cody

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:43:10 GMT

Trump wants to eliminate the Essential Air Service program, which provides subsidies for commercial carriers to serve rural communities around the United States. SkyWest Airlines currently receives $2.18 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to serve Laramie and $938,000 to serve Cody.

Wyoming highway deaths spur awareness campaign

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:04:24 GMT

Wyoming transportation officials are planning to display five different safety messages on signs scattered throughout the state following a recent spate of highway deaths.

UW Board of Trustees gains two new members

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:28:35 GMT

An Albany County attorney and a Campbell County pediatrician have been named to the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees. Kermit Brown, of Laramie, and Dr. David Fall, of Gillette, were appointed by Gov. Matt Mead and approved by the Wyoming Senate.

Snow, rain impact parts of Wyoming

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:00:12 GMT

Up to a foot of snow is possible in the Bighorn and Wind River mountains. Snow was expected in areas as low as around the 6,500 foot elevation.

Most Wyoming counties experienced population declines in 2016

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:42:47 GMT

Wyoming's total resident population contracted to 585,501 in July 2016, according to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The annual decrease from July 2015 was 1,054 persons, or 0.2 percent, the first decline since 1990.

Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper Class 92 Commissioned

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:42:46 GMT

It takes a special person to become a Wyoming State Trooper. They have to be willing to give much more then they will ever get back.

Wyoming Wireless Can Save Your Business Money

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:19:50 GMT

If you own a business, did you know you can get discounts off your Verizon bill and your employees can get discounts off their bill as well? That is just one way Wyoming Wireless Business Solutions can help Wyoming business save money. If you own a business, call Darla Mason at 307-851-4839 or email .

National Push for Speed Limit Increase a Bad Idea

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:36:02 GMT

Some want a speed limit increase when there's more distracted driving, texting on roads than ever - and vital safety cushions to prevent a car crash are diminished Lawmakers who are pushing for speed limit increases nationwide aren't listening to the research about how dangerous this is - as the combination of speed and distracted driving means more deaths on the road. In 2015, alone, Montana, Nevada, South Dakota and Wyoming increased their speed limits to 80 mph and Washington's went up to 75 mph, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures .

Governor invites people to participate in Wyoming's Top 100 shooting competition

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:05:58 GMT

In August of this year, Governor Matt Mead will announce the winners of the "Wyoming Top 100" shooters competition as part of a larger effort to promote shooting sports across Wyoming. The amateur level competition is open to all shooters.

WDH: Keep Poison Help Number Handy

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:05:57 GMT

Keeping the Wyoming Poison Center number handy can help families stay safe and prevent poison-related tragedies, according to a Wyoming Department of Health representative. Wyoming Poison Center help can be reached by calling 1-800-222-1222.

Education, taxes still dwarf other statewide issues

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:43:45 GMT

State sentator from Campbell County said the $57 million cut from education in the past two years is a 'drop in the bucket' compared to a proposed shortfall of up to $400 million a year. State sentator from Campbell County said the $57 million cut from education in the past two years is a 'drop in the bucket' compared to a proposed shortfall of up to $400 million a year.

Flooding possible as temperatures rise

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:19:59 GMT

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , mountain snowpack and associated snow water equivalents across central and western Wyoming continued to be much higher than average by the middle of March. The latest data from NOAA states that basins across Wyoming were above average with the highest being across the Win and Upper Green Basins which are at 170 to 180 percent of median.

Dry March may turn wet over next 10 days

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:40:57 GMT

While much of Wyoming is seeing excellent snowpack and moisture on the first day of spring, northeast Wyoming is still reeling from some drought conditions. The state is seeing snowpack at near record highs in many basins, but the Powder River, Belle Fourche and Cheyenne River basins are the three in northeast Wyoming seeing less than 100 percent of the median snow-water equivalent.