Wyoming manages a number of state lands, but frequently people do not understand what they mean to the state. Ryan Lance oversees the office of State Lands and Investments and he joins us today to explain how important they are to the state budget.
There’s good news in the economic forecast for ranchers in Wyoming. A wet winter and spring made for plenty of good grass, and now demand for beef is pushing cattle prices to record highs. Wyoming Public Radio’s Kathryn Flagg visited the Torrington Livestock Market and filed this report.
A Laramie County deputy sheriff shot and wounded early Thursday morning has been treated and released from a local hospital.
Sheriff's Department spokesman Gerry Luce says Deputy Sheriff Chance W. Walkama was shot in the side early Thursday. Luce says the shooting happened when Walkama and another deputy went to perform a welfare check on a man at a hotel on the north side of Cheyenne.
Twenty-four-year-old Brian J. Noel of Cheyenne was arrested at the scene. Luce says Noel fired a 9-mm pistol through the door of his hotel room at the deputies.
A drive is under way to raise $600,000 to fund an economic development organization in Powell.
Organizers say the Powell Economic Partnership's mission is to unite the business community and government to create wealth, jobs and support the quality of life in the Powell Valley.
LeAnne Kindred, chairwoman of the partnership's board, says the group's first priority would be to facilitate growth and development of existing businesses, and then recruit new, complementary businesses to Powell.