Win millions with WyoLotto, join the two winners this month!

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.

Free Greater Yellowstone Area Xeriscaping Guide now available

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.

Stock Growers Land Trust conserves ranch for agricultural production in perpetuity

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. 

Human Remains Identified

(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.

Jackson Hole Festive in May with ElkFest and Old West Days Celebrations

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.

Lubnau, Kautz and Tiedeken nominees for Wyoming Supreme Court

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: