Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — While national leaders are calling for stricter gun regulations in the wake of the Newtown shootings, debate in Wyoming is moving the opposite direction. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported yesterday that incoming House Speaker Tom Lubnau, R-Gillette, is drafting legislation to end gun-free zones in government buildings. Lubnau says details are still in the works but the measure could include allowing teachers and other staff to have guns in schools.
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — The FMC Corporation in southwest Wyoming annually mines the most trona in the world. And the firm is playing it safe with a longwall-mining project that could cause ground subsidence in areas with gas pipelines. This summer FMC teamed up with an emergency response consultant, the Sweetwater County Emergency Management team, law enforcement, first responders and fire department representatives to develop an action plan in the case of subsidence.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is no longer printing its hunting information and application booklet. Instead, the booklet will now be made available only online. The booklet in the past has been mailed to nonresident hunters and provided to resident hunters at department offices and license agents. Game and Fish license section manager Jean Cole says as online applications for big game and turkey licenses grow in popularity among hunters, the printed application booklet was losing importance and becoming a needless expense.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials say hunters have killed 116 wolves this hunting season through Dec. 15, about the halfway point of the 2012-2013 wolf hunting season. The Lewiston Tribune reports that's down from 162 wolves killed by hunters at this time last year.