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9:15 am
Thu December 30, 2010

Near record number of grizzly bears killed

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8:27 am
Thu December 30, 2010

Blizzard starts in southeast

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8:26 am
Thu December 30, 2010

Boys and Girls' Clubs get federal money

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8:16 pm
Wed December 29, 2010

Blizzard warning posted for SE Wyoming

Laramie, Wyo. – There's bad weather moving from west to east across the state this evening. The National Weather Service has posted a blizzard warning for southeast Wyoming beginning late tonight. Snowfall could total a foot, with high winds and poor visibility. There are winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings posted across much of the rest of the state, as well. According to Associated Press reports, as much as 13 inches of snow has fallen in the western mountains since the start of this winter storm.

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8:14 pm
Wed December 29, 2010

Wyoming legislature contributes to county libraries

Laramie, Wyo. – All of Wyoming's 23 public county libraries recently received checks for $100,000. That's part of a long-term fundraising campaign designed to build endowments at each county library across the state. The checks came through a program created by the Wyoming legislature. Under a measure that took effect in 2008, the state is contributing matching donations to local libraries.

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8:08 pm
Wed December 29, 2010

American Airlines jet goes off runway in Wyoming

Jackson, Wyo. – An American Airlines jet went past the end of a snowy runway while landing at Wyoming's Jackson Hole Airport, but no one was injured and the plane was not damaged.

Airline spokesman Ed Martelle said Flight 2253 from Chicago "had a long rollout" when it landed a few minutes before noon Wednesday. He said the plane came to rest on a hard surface and did not go off into grass or brush.

There were 175 passengers, two pilots and four flight attendants on board the Boeing 757.

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8:00 pm
Wed December 29, 2010

Sublette County to get $9.7M in wildlife crossings

Jackson, Wyo. – The state plans to spend $9.7 million to build a series of underpasses and overpasses for pronghorn antelope, deer and big game in Sublette County.

The work will be done along the "Path of the Pronghorn", the migration path the animals follow from the Gros Ventre mountains to Grand Teton National Park.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that the overpasses are similar to ones being built in Banff National Park in Canada.

The project is expected to be finished in September 2012.

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8:58 pm
Tue December 28, 2010

Audit finds shortcomings in unemployment insurance program

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.

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8:54 pm
Tue December 28, 2010

Legislator to require funding for elderly health 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."

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