Laramie, Wyo. – The state's Employment Tax Division hasn't collected nearly $9.5 million in owed payments because the division doesn't actively manage delinquent accounts. That's one finding of a recent audit of the state's unemployment insurance program.
Laramie, Wyo. – The Wyoming legislature will be asked to provide $500,000 to keep the state's Aging and Disability Resource Centers in place. Those are locations where people can get answers about services and care for the elderly.
State Senator Marty Martin of Rock Springs says the sites also have a website and a toll free line. "And it's important that we are able to provide those services, he says, "because it allows folks the ability to make decisions on their long-term care options."
Casper, Wyo. – The investigation into a collision that killed a snowboarder and a young skier on Casper Mountain continues.
Natrona County sheriff's Lt. Mark Sellers said Tuesday that investigators were still talking to people who saw the Christmas Eve collision at Hogadon Ski Area. So far, he said the crash which killed 23-year-old Craig Shirley and 5-year-old Elise Johnson appears to be an unfortunate accident.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – Outgoing State Auditor Rita Meyer says she leaves office after being part of an effort to improve Wyoming in ways that will last well into the future. As a member of a number of state boards, Meyer was part of many economic development initiatives and building projects. "We made several good investments at the University of Wyoming," she said. "But particularly back in our communities and our community colleges. We will be able to live off of those investments for many years."
Casper, Wyo. – Authorities say a 5-year-old skier who died in a collision with a snowboarder in Wyoming was struck while trying to get her skis back on.
Natrona County Coroner Connie Jacobsen said Monday that 5-year-old Elise Johnson and the snowboarder, 23-year-old Craig Shirley, both died of internal injuries in the Christmas Eve collision at Hogadon Ski Area.
The girl's mother, 31-year-old Kelli Johnson, was also injured. She remained hospitalized in stable condition.
Laramie, Wyo. – A small exploration company called Evolving Gold says it should know relatively soon whether it would be profitable to mine gold in the Rattlesnake Hills of central Wyoming. Evolving Gold President and Chief Geologist Quinton Hennigh says the results from the most recent drilling season are promising. He says they've found several high-grade veins of gold at the site west of Casper.
Laramie, Wyo. – An audit of Wyoming's statewide student assessment test, called PAWS, shows that the test hasn't been implemented fully and that it's costing the state a lot of money. Lawmakers chose to create a Wyoming specific test that goes above and beyond the requirements of the No Child Left Behind law.