Laramie, Wy – The weather in southern Wyoming has been so snowy and cold this fall, antelope are leaving their home on the range and moving into populated places. All those trees and bushes in town offer easy eating compared to pawing through crusty snow for forage out on the blustery plains. Antelope have been causing traffic problems in the middle of Cheyenne this week. In one subdivision in Laramie, more than 100 antelope have been chewing on trees and tall grass. Police have few options for moving the antelope. They say trying
Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming's top statewide elected officials have given the state Treasurer's Office authority to negotiate a possible $300 million state investment in a proposed natural gas pipeline. The five officials, sitting as the State Loan and Investment Board, voted Thursday to approve the investment provided the Treasurer's Office can reach acceptable terms. The 42-inch Ruby Pipeline line would extend 675 miles from the Opal (oh-PAL') Hub in western Wyoming to Malin, Ore.
Casper, Wy – More patients of Wyoming Medical Center are taking advantage of the Casper hospital's charity care program. The hospital's chief financial officer, Nancy Brandt, told the board of trustees on Tuesday that the hospital forgives the debts of patients who qualify for charity care. Brandt says patients who are not qualified for charity care and do not pay for their hospitalization will be subject to debt collection agencies. The hospital counts those losses as bad debt. Brandt says the hospital recorded $17.2 million in charity care
Laramie, Wy – Blowing snow shut down travel on parts of Interstate 80 and other highways in southeast Wyoming.Strong winds whipped newly fallen snow, causing poor visibility in open areas. Conditions were particularly bad along a 100-mile section between I-80 between Laramie and Rawlins. Parts of U.S. 30 and 287 were also closed in the area of Rawlins, Laramie and Medicine Bow. Meantime, the entire state remained in the grips of bitter cold on Wednesday. Wind chills of 20 to 30 below zero were predicted again for Wednesday night.