Laramie, WY – A spokeswoman for Verizon says the company has not made a decision on where to locate a proposed $4 billion data center. The company has acquired a two-year option on 160 acres near Laramie for locating a data center. And Verizon recently dropped western New York from consideration for the center. However, company spokeswoman Lynn Staggs says no decision has been made about a Wyoming location and there is no time frame for a
CHEYENNE, wyo – Former Cheyenne Fire Chief Guy Cameron will serve as director of the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security.
Gov. Matt Mead on Friday announced that he appointed Cameron to take over the office. Cameron has more than 30 years of experience in fire protection and worked as fire chief in Cheyenne from 2007 to 2010.
Mead's office said Cameron will make over $85,000 a year, the same as former director Joe Moore received before his retirement in January.
LARAMIE, wyo – The Jackson Town Council is endorsing a cell phone awareness campaign on the heels of a new study that indicates that just 50 minutes of cell phone use can impact brain activity. Jackson Mayor Mark Barron says there is a lot about cell phones that people do not understand and he and the town council are urging people to be careful
Wasington DC – Rep. Cynthia Lummis joined in voting to end federal funding for National Public Radio. The Wyoming Republican says nonessential government programs must be scrutinized and difficult decisions must be made to address the nation's fiscal problems. Lummis says in a statement that NPR must stand on its own. However, she noted that she prefers what she calls a "glide path to self-sufficiency" for Wyoming Public Radio. The U.S. House on Thursday voted 228-192 to bar federal funding
Jackson, WY – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has concerns about whether a draft plan to allow gas drilling in the Bondurant area offers enough protection for groundwater. The EPA says in a letter to the Bridger-Teton National Forest supervisor that the final version of the plan should include more requirements to protect groundwater. Houston-based Plains Exploration and Production proposes to drill 137 gas wells from 17 pads inside Bridger-Teton National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service ended a public comment period on