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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.
The month of May brings two weekends of fun for all to Jackson Hole with ElkFest taking place May 16 -17 followed immediately by Old West Days from May 22 – May 25. The ElkFest weekend includes the elk antler auction, now in its 48th year where naturally shed antlers gathered by the Boy Scouts are auctioned off to buyers from around the world with proceeds going to the National Elk Refuge. Following the Boy Scout auction this week, the last of the original famous elk antler arches from Jackson Town Square will be auctioned to the highest bidder on Saturday, May 16. Sunday brings back the High Noon Chili Cook-Off from noon – 3 p.m. also on the Town Square, winding down the weekend with a delicious competition among local chili aficionados.
An opportunity to achieve intellectual and personal growth for 80 talented sophomores throughout the state will be offered at the 30th annual Summer High School Institute (HSI) June 8-28, at the University of Wyoming.
(Casper, Wyo.) – Regency Hotel Management is excited to announce the rebrand of its Casper, WY hotel and conference center. Effective immediately, and following an extensive renovation, the Best Western Ramkota will be rebranded as the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center.
The Capitol Building Restoration Oversight Group approved the schematic design for the Herschler Building exterior and four-story executive office addition during their May 5 meeting in Cheyenne.
On behalf of the Judicial Nominating Commission, Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice E. James Burke, who serves as chairman, announced today that the commission has completed its consideration of all who have expressed interest in the position of Justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court. Pursuant to Article 5, § 4 of the Wyoming Constitution, the Judicial Nominating Commission submitted three nominees for the position to Governor Matthew H. Mead for his consideration. Those nominees, listed in alphabetical order, are:
PitchEngine revs up Community News Model with investment; Hiring Wyoming talent with rapid expansion
Wyoming-based, PitchEngine, is embarking on the most aggressive expansion in the company’s brief five-year history, planning to nearly triple in size in the coming months.
(Jackson, Wyo.) – Another unique business was launched in April by a Central Wyoming College graduate from the Start-Up Institute in Jackson, Nikki Gill started a Community Supported Agriculture program for her Jackson Hole Hereford Ranch.
A fatal crash on May 2nd claimed the life of 33-year-old Ashley R. Peterson of Ranchester, Wyoming. The crash occurred at 8:52 p.m. on Interstate 90 near milepost 32 approximately eight miles east of Sheridan.