Archive - Dec 29, 2012

WGF Commission Director Talks License Fee Hikes for Anglers, Hunters

WGF Commission Director Talks License Fee Hikes for Anglers, Hunters

With the legislature set to convene in early January, some legislators have been talking about possible increases in fees for game and fish licenses in Wyoming.

Anonymous Donor Restores Casper Sculpture After Theft

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - An anonymous donor has made a sculpture exhibit in Casper whole again after a thief made off with part of the installation.

The sculpture is called "Green & Greener Pastures" and it's located in Pioneer Park in Casper. The sculpture features two grown sheep and two lambs.

Bird Counting Day

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On Saturday in the Story/Big Horn area the Christmas bird count will be taking place. I wonder if this Bohemian Waxwing will be included. Last year's Wyoming/Utah count of Bohemian Waxwings was down with only 12 counted on 3-counts in Utah and 1329 counted on 5-counts in Wyoming. For more see: http://birds.audubon.org/sites/d...

National Park Service Pays $16 Mil in Grand Teton Purchase

National Park Service Pays $16 Mil in Grand Teton Purchase

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The National Park Service has completed the second phase of its purchase of just over two square miles of state land inside Grand Teton National Park.

Montana Man Sentenced for Seventh DUI

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HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) - A Missoula County judge has sentenced a 50-year-old Florence man to five years in the Department of Corrections after the man pleaded guilty to his seventh charge of driving under the influence.

Energy Share of Wyoming Needs Your Support

Energy Share of Wyoming Needs Your Support

Energy Share of Wyoming, a non-profit agency that has provided energy assistance to households in need across the state, is asking for the public's support for the new year. According to a media release, the agency hopes to raise more than $125,000 to help more than 400 families statewide.

There's Still Time to Nominate a Teacher for the Arch Coal Awards

There's still time to nominate a teacher for the 2012-2013 Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards. The nomination deadline is January 7, according to Vice President of External Affairs for Arch Coal's western region, Greg Schaefer.

Gillette Looks to Show Off Coal Industry

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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - City officials in Gillette are looking at new ways to promote coal exports by hosting government officials from outside Wyoming.

Wyoming Unemployment Rate Lowest in Over 3 Years

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming's unemployment rate has reached its lowest level in over three years. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported that Wyoming's unemployment rate declined slightly between October and November, going from 5.2 percent to 5.1 percent.

Buffalo Planner To Begin Work On Master Plan Update

Buffalo City Planner Zach Montgomery

Buffalo City Planner Zach Montgomery reported to the city council that he has the approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission to begin the five year update to the 2007 Comprehensive Master Plan (CMP).