Wyoming News Briefs
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — Students, staffers and board members at Central Wyoming College have been watching a video about how to respond to a shooting. The video was created by the city of Houston and was released in the days after a gunman opened fire at a midnight “Batman” movie screening in Aurora, Colo., in July. The video instructs people to try to escape. If that’s not possible, it says they should find a hiding place, put their cellphones on silent and find objects they can use to fight back.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming ranks in the top 10 in the percentage of households with a pet. The American Veterinary Medical Association recently released its U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook. Wyoming comes in at No. 10 with 61.8 percent of households owning a pet. Vermont is No. 1.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The central Wyoming snowpack is lagging this year, hurting business at Hogadon Ski Area on Casper Mountain. The Associated Press reports that snowpack in the northern Laramie Range is between 60 to 70 percent of the 30-year average. The ski area opened a month late on Dec. 30 and only two runs are open. Lift tickets normally sell for $40 but have been cut to $13 to lure skiers.
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — More than 14,000 comments have been collected after seven public meetings across Washington about a proposed coal export terminal near Bellingha . The comments will determine issues to be examined in an environmental study. The terminal is the largest of five proposed in Washington and Oregon that would ship coal from Montana and Wyoming to power plants in Asia.