Archive - 2011 - News

January 7th

Legislature Again to Consider Gay Marriage Bills

The State Legislature will once again consider gay marriage bills in the upcoming General Session.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Legislature will again this year consider whether to prohibit the state from recognizing same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. Wyoming law already specifies that marriages performed in the state must be between a man and a woman.

Department of Education Office to Move to Cheyenne

Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The state Education Department will close its branch office in Laramie and move its staff to Cheyenne.

MOUNTAIN LION AREA 23 CLOSES

Warren Mischke, Information and Education Specialist with the Wyoming Game and Fish Deptartment's Sheridan Regional Office, reports that mountain lion Hunt Area 23 closed Jan. 7, 2011. The area closed because the harvest limit of 20 mountain lions was reached.

January - Stalking Awareness Month

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January is National Stalking Awareness Month, and Bonnie Young, Director of the Advocacy & Resource Center in Sheridan, says stalking happens here as much as anywhere.

Yellowstone on Endangered Ecosystem List

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming has made a new “Top Ten” list, and it's not a positive place to be. It focuses on habitats across the country that are home to fish, wildlife and plants at risk of extinction.

Johnson County Planner Updates Commission

County Planner Rob Yingling gave a presentation to the new Johnson County Commission Tuesday, updating active and inactive subdivisions, and giving them a rundown of upcoming legislation that may affect his department. Here's Aaron Palmer with more.

January 7th

Film Festival Coming to Buffalo

The Back Country Film Festival will have two presentations in Northeast Wyoming, with one stop in Buffalo and the other in Gillette. Aaron Palmer gives us the details.

Anglers Illegally Using Minnows Raising Concerns

There are increasing reports of anglers illegally bringing live minnows across state lines into Wyoming from Montana.

Wyoming Lawmakers to Address Hunting and Fishing Rights

The Wyoming Legislature will address State hunging and fishing rights during this year's General Session.

An issue that Wyoming State Lawmakers will address during the upcoming General Session is a constitutional amendment that would bolster citizens right to hunt and fish throughout Wyoming.

CHAPS Looking to Expand Horses for Heroes Program

CHAPS is looking to expand their Horses for Heroes program this year.

Children, Horses, and Adults in PartnerShip, or CHAPS, is looking to expand on one of their newer programs this year. CHAPS Executive Director Sue Suddith explains the Horses for Heroes program.