Wyoming’s slogan is the Equality State, but it also has a legacy of discrimination. And now that legacy is spilling over to a group Wyomingites say they respect the most in our state. Earlier at five, we spoke with a military official and our governor to weigh in.
Wyoming’s slogan is the “Equality State,” according to groups we’ve spoken to; it also has a legacy of discrimination. Now that legacy has spilled over to a certain group that Wyomingites say they respect the most in our state. According to F.E. Warren officers, four military families of color have transferred out of the state.
Harmful cyanobacteria (HCB), also known as blue-green algae, can form harmful blooms in slow-moving water during late summer and early fall when water temperatures are warmer. These blooms are considered harmful because they produce toxins and other irritants that can pose a risk to humans, pets, livestock and wildlife.
A 2000 Volkswagen Beetle was headed west on County Road 315 when the driver failed to negotiate a curve to the left. The driver steered back onto the road before leaving the left side of the roadway, colliding with a metal culvert and overturning.
If you are an electric car owner and plan to drive across the state, you may get some help soon. The WYDOT NEVI, or National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure plan, was approved. The plan was submitted to the federal government in August and detailed how WYDOT would spend almost $24M allocated for electric vehicle charging stations from the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act (IIJA).
Drug costs, liquor licenses, and affordable housing were some topics discussed by the Greater Cheyenne Chambers of Commerce’s action and advocacy committee in its meeting Tuesday afternoon. The committee focused on developing access to liquor licenses by creating a new recreational facilities liquor license. They also looked at pharmacy benefit managers, the go-betweens helping negotiate drug and health care insurance.
Students and educators who have or know someone with a learning disability can celebrate today. Supporters join Gov. Mark Gordon at the Capitol Wednesday as he signs a dyslexia awareness month proclamation. Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, according to the founder of WY Lit and affects 10 to 20 percent of the population and up to 80 percent of students with a learning disability in reading.
According to advocates, Wyoming has an affordable housing issue. They tell us Cheyenne Housing Authority alone has a waiting list of nearly 2,000 applicants. Now a new idea called land banking seems to be the newest step in tackling the housing supply issue.
Treasurer’s Office still holding approximately $97 million owed to State residents. The first-quarter results included $1.07 million paid in the month of September highlighted by a $125,000 check issued to a Teton County resident and a $102,000 check delivered to a governmental entity. The Unclaimed Property Division has now issued three six-figure checks this fiscal year as a former Cheyenne resident received nearly $170,000 in July.
They say history is written by the victors but does that make history infallible or unquestionable? The University of Wyoming’s latest book review session asks these questions from Dr. Martin Luther King’s last book.
Burning may start as early as October, after fire restrictions are lifted, and could continue throughout the fall as weather and fuel conditions allow. All BLM prescribed burn projects are conducted in accordance with approved burn plans that specify weather, smoke dispersal, and fuel moisture conditions. Smoke may be visible at times from the surrounding areas.
A red crew cab Chevrolet truck displaying Texas registration had left Cold Springs Road and rolled down a steep hill. Two occupants had been ejected from the vehicle and medical personnel on scene advised both were deceased.
A new party is throwing its hat into the Wyoming Trigger Bill ring.A motion was recently put forth for review by the Alliance for Defending Freedom to add themselves to the defense of the Trigger Bill.
When employers want to expand their ability to hire larger amounts of staff, the Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities suggests they look at hiring someone with dedication and a disability. The Wyoming Disabilities Symposium will be on Oct. 5th at the University of Wyoming’s Conference Center. The tickets cost $50 for this day-long event, and scholarships are available.
Governor Mark Gordon has appointed Karl Allred as Secretary of State. Allred replaces Ed Buchanan, who resigned September 15 after being appointed a District Court Judge for the Eighth Judicial District. State law obliges the Governor to choose within five days from three names submitted to him by the Republican Central Committee. The other two candidates were Marti Halverson and Bryan Miller.
As a follow-up to the South High bomb threat, we spoke to the Cheyenne Police Department about what happened on Tuesday and asked them what the procedure looks like when students are threatened.“The initial threat is a shooting threat, so officers are going to handle that as a shooting threat, and that last thing we want to do is at that point is fill the hallway with students at that point. So we want to keep them contained look for the threats,” says Capt. David Janes, Services Captain, CPD.
Once in a while, kids do dumb things, and when they do, sometimes police officers have to get involved. The Cheyenne Police Department gave us an update on yesterday’s Garrett Street incident and what can happen when parents are away.
Yesterday’s South High bomb incident turned out to be a prank gone too far.No one was injured, but it left folks with some concerns and a whole lot of questions.LCSD1′s safety and security program administrator Wednesday and got some answers. During the South High school’s bomb threat Tuesday, LCSD1 staff notified parents and guardians of the school of an emergency when it was locked down.
Two more turkey vultures on the University of Wyoming’s main campus have tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).This comes as Wyoming is again documenting cases of HPAI in wildlife after a lull since early June. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Wildlife Health Laboratory, in cooperation with UW’s Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory (WSVL), has documented HPAI in eight wild birds since Sept. 16, including the two turkey vultures at UW.
New cases have been confirmed in a Natrona County adult man and a Campbell County adult man. The cases are not connected and additional risk to local communities is not considered to be significantly increased at this time.
Idaho, California, and Montana Challenge programs have agreed to enroll cadets immediately into their classes to continue forward in the program to graduate in December 2022. The Nevada Challenge program has agreed to enroll all the remaining cadets into the class starting in January 2023. The cadets accepted into the canceled January WCCA class received the same offer to attend the next Nevada class. The Wyoming Military Department will provide transportation.
Neither parents nor students knew about the bomb threat early Tuesday morning at South High. Mom Alisha Moreno was surprised when she pulled up to the high school to pick up a sick-feeling son to discover an active bomb threat inside. She was told of the lockdown by a fellow Mom Candida Lucero who had received a text from her daughter, who was still locked inside the school and not allowed to leave.
As Wyoming looks to grow its business sector, local manufacturers can play a vital role. The Connex program is a federal initiative under the National Institute Standards of Technology that is looking to grow manufacturers within the U.S. and Wyoming.
For parents who previously had to take hours off work to bring kids to the doctor’s office, Laramie County School District 1 may have a new solution for you.LCSD1 and Health-Works staff will soon provide on-site physical and behavioral health services to LCSD1 students, faculty and staff.
Military members at F.E.Warren had a fiesta today to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The event was not only to recognize the diversity service members bring to our military but to Wyoming as well. On Friday, F.E. Warren military members celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a fiesta at the Trails End Event Center.
Upon arrival, Animal Control Officers Teasley and Wagner were able to find and recover a 5-week-old kitten from a 4-foot-deep electrical pipe and safely transported it to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter for veterinary care. After receiving a clean bill of health, the kitten is now being fostered by the Animal Control officers who rescued her.
Isabell received a $7,500 scholarship from the late Ruth R. Ellbogen, who endowed the Scholarship Education Fund of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming Foundation. She also received a Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming Youth of the Year plaque. Isabell will go on to represent the Club at the state Youth of the Year Competition in February.
If a student is not in compliance with this law, exclusion from school will occur on Monday, Sept. 26. Parents/guardians will be called to pick their child up from school to take their child for the required immunization. Parents/guardians are expected to bring the student back to school immediately after the immunization is completed.
Phase 1 of the project will be 104 units, 3 story garden style featuring an architecturally aesthetic exterior in a nod to the high-end homes in the surrounding neighborhood. It will offer substantial one and two-bedroom apartments ranging from 710 square feet to 1,204 square feet – some of the largest in Cheyenne.
As parents know, kids and parents have tons of activities to get to. So how can you make sure kids are safe, with the right car seat, in case of an accident? This is National Child Passenger Safety Week, and Safe Kids Laramie County staff are holding an event on Sept. 24th from 10 am to 1 pm.
As we move out of summer and into the fall, outdoor water enthusiasts are not out of the deep end yet. Wyoming Game and Fish officials want you to check your water crafts before entering waterways or storing your gear. The Public Information Officer for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department says they have recently identified the presence of Asian lams in the Glendo Reservoir.
Wyoming has a history of being a mineral-rich state, and now it may be adding gold and copper to its roster. We spoke with an official of a new company attempting to invest in Wyoming.CK Gold Project officials just submitted a mining permit application to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) this week to mine for gold and copper.
As we begin feeling the first chills of fall, Mother nature is letting us know winter is coming and with its comes winter driving. As a way to prepare, wydot is letting folks know they are opening up the Wyoming travel authorization program or w-tap ahead of the 2022 -2023 winter season. With it, drivers can receive authorization to travel on sections of closed roadways during the winter when it is deemed safe.
Weeds, cracked sidewalks and overgrowth. These are some of the annoyances tenants face when the surrounding areas aren’t maintained. So who’s responsible, and what are they responsible for?”The first thing I would do is have a conversation with my property owner, which would be the landlord.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re highlighting Hispanics who help improve the community. We spoke to a business owner helping Latinos get checked for cancer and more. Andrea Arenas knows the value of an opportunity.
The Cheyenne Police Department is seeking help in getting information and tips, while sending sympathy after the death of a Weld County Sheriff’s Deputy. The department posted condolences and a call for information on their Facebook page. According to a release from the Weld County Sheriff's Department, Alex Hein-Nutz was killed in a hit-and-run accident. Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams says the alleged driver, Octavio Gonzalez-Garcia, is in the country illegally, adding that evidence shows he may have been intoxicated at the time of the crash.
The Wyoming Air Guard held its second annual “Discovery Day” on Friday, helping students and STEM take flight. This tri-state event showed about 800 students all of the opportunities Wyoming STEM fields hold. ”It’s our pride and our passion to try and make sure that our students leave the district able to contribute to society. If we don’t work really hard on that STEM engagement, we’re going to lose some of those opportunities for kids, so this is huge in helping us make sure they are ready for the future,” said Lindsey Stutheit, Career & Technical Education Coordinator- LCSD1.
fter having several cases of Feline Panleukopenia, an infectious disease common in unvaccinated cats, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter is excited to end the quarantine period and resume normal operations. After two weeks of monitoring and following the Shelter Outbreak Management plan, the medical team cleared cats for adoption and scheduled owner surrender appointments are open.
Following the decision to curtail the residential portion of Class 46 and eventually close the Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy located at Camp Guernsey, the staff continues to provide options to cadets and their guardians for their academic success.
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation by Sen. Cynthia Lummis to reduce the spread of a toxic chemical at commercial airports. Polyfluoroalkyl, or PFAS, is a toxic chemical used in fire retardants. It is a forever chemical that does not break down and is used at Wyoming airports. This new bill would leverage existing Federal Aviation Administration funding to purchase devices necessary to test their firefighting equipment.
Railroads and workers’ unions reached a tentative agreement early Thursday morning after almost striking prior to the compromise. According to officials, a strike would have created supply chain issues across many industries and sectors. In a statement, Union Pacific says, “We look forward to the unions ratifying these agreements and working with employees as we focus on restoring supply chain fluidity.”
SAEN’s complaint against the University of Wyoming involves an article retracted following a university investigation that found: “data irregularities, image reuse, and manipulation in a number of figures.”