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Wyoming Department of Health: Medicaid Expansion Options Report Available
The report is in response to a request by Governor Matt Mead to study the issue.
Wyoming Workplace Deaths Up
The state Department of Workforce Services reports 35 people died on the job in Wyoming in 2012, up from 32 in 2011 and 33 in 2010.
F.E. Warren Deactivated Peacekeeper Silos to Be Eliminated
According to a news release, although the Air Force deactivated its last Peacekeeper missiles in September 2005, 50 of these missile silos and five alert facilities remain.
Gov. Mead on Student Assessment Results
The Wyoming Department of Education has released Wyoming’s student assessment test results for the 2012-13 school year reflecting an overall drop compared to last year. The test known as PAWS assesses students in grades 3-8 for proficiency in English and math. Students in grades 4 and 8 are a…
House Natural Resources Committee Casper Field Hearing Announced
U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo) and the Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee (Doc Hastings (R-WA), announced an Oversight Field Hearing entitled, “State and Local Efforts to Protect Species, Jobs, Property and Multiple Use Amidst a New War on the West.” The hear…
Locations For Regional Education Accountability Summits Announced
The Wyoming Department of Education and the State Board of Education announced locations for their regional summits on the Wyoming Accountability in Education Act. department of education spokesman Tom Lacock says Wyoming’s Summit on Education Accountability is a series of meetings offering a…
Yellowstone National Park Finalizes New Winter Use Plan
John Wessels, the National Park Service Intermountain regional director, signed a Record of Decision on Thursday for the Winter Use Plan/Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.
Wyoming Supreme Court Hears Hill Case Tuesday
The court took the case under advisement and said they would issue a decision later.
BTNF Announces Cottonwood Lake Road Repair
The Greys River Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest will be placing crushed rock on the Cottonwood Lake road from August 26 to August 30, 2013. The Ranger District will close this road beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday and it is not going to be open until after 5:00p.m. on Friday. This …
Personal Use Firewood Permits Available on Medicine Bow National Forest
The free-use permits are available through Dec. 31, 2013 or until supplies are exhausted.