Archive - Jan 2013 - News

January 2nd

Gas Tax or Toll? Wyoming’s roads will be paved with new taxation

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By Geoffrey O’Gara

Wearing a bright orange jacket and hard hat, Cody Beers swiveled to look for traffic and then stuck his boot in a hole in the pavement on U.S. Highway 287 just north of Beaver Rim.

January 1st

New Faces in Legislature Will Create Challenges

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In less than a week, the 62nd Legislature will convene in Cheyenne, and there will be a lot of new faces that will no doubt create a challenge says Representative Rosie Berger.

Pledge to Be Outside More in 2013

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Spending more time with family is a top New Year’s resolution, and the “Be Out There” campaign from the National Wildlife Federation is designed to help parents keep that resolution.

Buffalo Council Meets Today, County Commission Next Week

Buffalo's City Council will hold their first meeting of 2013 this afternoon, but the Johnson County Commission will wait until next week to have their first meeting of the new year.

City/County Engineer's Projects Discussed By Buffalo Council

City/County Engineer Wayne Hill updated the Buffalo City Council on a number of projects he is overseeing.

Polar Bear Plunge 'Something Fun' On New Year's Day

The 26th annual Polar Bear Plunge took place New Year's Day at Lake DeSmet, with an estimated 75 people taking the plunge.

Obama Releases Statement on Fiscal Cliff, Facts Wrong Says CBO

With all the talk about the so-called fiscal cliff, President Obama announced on Tuesday that an agreement has been made - just in time.

Rep. Kathy Coleman Talks Fiscal Responsibility

With the legislature set to convene next Tuesday, legislators from both the local and state levels say they've been getting an earful from constituents on the state of the budget.

Year's Snowpack Levels Below Normal

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming finished 2012 with snow levels lagging below normal.

Lee Hackleman is water supply specialist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Ohio Man Takes Troopers on a 59 Mile Chase Near Riverton

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A 32 year-old Ohio man is in custody after leading troopers with the Wyoming Highway Patrol on a 59-mile chase in Fremont County this weekend. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has the story.