With Wyoming’s warmer months expected, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is reminding residents to avoid mosquitos and ticks when spending time outdoors because these insects can carry potentially serious diseases.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy called Governor Mead to announce that she is signing the controversial Waters of the United States rule. Wyoming, along with a number of other states, asked McCarthy to work on concerns with the rule. Consultation with governors is required under the Clean Water Act.
Wind River Canyon update: U.S. 20/Wyoming 789 is scheduled to reopen to traffic Wednesday, weather permitting.
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In the next several weeks, wildlife throughout Wyoming will be bearing their young. In light of this, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department asks that people take extreme care to stay away from young animals during this critical time.
The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund recently awarded $195,678 to 30 cultural organizations around the state at their recent grant review board meeting held in Pinedale.
There was a reported UFO sighting over Yellowstone yesterday. Watch the video and you be the judge. What do you think? UFO or cloud?
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Wyoming has two more winners. In the May 12 Mega Millions drawing, a lucky WyoLotto player bought a ticket and spent an extra $1 for the Megaplier which was 5X for the night. That turned their initial $5,000 winnings into $25,000 after they matched four out of five numbers plus the Mega Ball number. The ticket was sold at Kelly’s Convenience Center located at 1652 9th Street in Rock Springs.
(Laramie, Wyo.) – In a historic City Council meeting, Laramie has passed an anti-discrimination ordinance, protecting gays and transgenders in places of employment and public places such as retail stores and restaurants, according to national reports.
The Lander Community Foundation’s Challenge for Charities Race Committee recently ran an essay contest on their Facebook page, asking the question, “What does Community mean to you?” The winner was to receive one free entry to the Half Marathon, or race of their choice.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is holding public information meetings to review and discuss big game herd management objectives for the Carter Lease pronghorn antelope herd. Game and Fish periodically reviews wildlife herd objectives to determine if they are appropriate. Herd Objectives determine the long-term management goals for each big game herd.
As another growing season is beginning, the Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee encourages people to be mindful and efficient in their water use and to utilize practices that use less water in their residential or business landscaping. The committee’s Sustainable Operations Subcommittee is now offering a free, illustrated, color booklet entitled “Xeriscape Landscaping in the Greater Yellowstone Area” which includes suggestions for water-conserving plants and landscaping techniques.
The “Charlie Ball Place” conservation easement will protect more than 1,700 acres of rangeland and important wildlife habitat from development and subdivision, keeping it in agriculture and available to wildlife and future generations of producers. The Wyoming Stock Growers Agricultural Land Trust expressed its appreciation to ranchers Zach and Patty Roberts for placing a portion of their long-time ranching operation under conservation easement. Almost two miles of Horse Creek and over three miles of Onion Creek and other tributaries to Horse Creek offer significant riparian habitat to wildlife and the conservation easement encompasses property entirely within the Daniel Sage Grouse Core Area.
As part of a larger National Park Service (NPS) initiative to update entrance fees in place since 2006, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park plan to implement a new fee structure starting June 1, 2015.
The Fish and Wildlife Task Force appointed by Governor Matt Mead has announced the following meeting dates:
Wyoming’s annual drawing for big game licenses might not make you rich like some lottery winners, but the 954 successful applicants in the recently completed moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat and bison drawings are likely thinking they hit their own jackpot.
(Casper, Wyo.) – Natrona County Sheriff’s and Coroner’s Office has confirmed that the human remains discovered in the Wolf Creek area of Casper are 22-year-old Michael Bradyn Fuksa. Fuksa went missing after his vehicle was found abandoned on I-25 between Douglas and Wheatland in July 2009. His remains were discovered by two hikers on Sunday, May 3, 2015.