Laramie, Wyo. – Land advocates say the latest plan from the Bureau of Land Management for the Pinedale Anticline will only make the area's pollution worse.
The BLM is recommending that companies be allowed to drill about 44-hundred new natural gas wells in the Pinedale Anticline. The Upper Green River Valley Coalition's Linda Baker opposes the plan. She says ozone levels are alread at record levels and this plan will make them worse.
Washington, DC – Members of Wyoming's Northern Arapaho Tribe will have to wait a while for a new youth recreation center.
Leaders of the tribe traveled to Washington this week to ask for $1.5 million for a new center after the recent deaths of three teenage girls on the Wind River Indian Reservation. They said the center would be a place for young people to gather.
The request came too late for this year's spending bills, however. Members of the Wyoming delegation have already submitted their requests for state project funding.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles say a Cheyenne teenager created a malicious computer code that allowed him to take over thousands of computers across the country to steal credit card information and defraud people.
Court documents filed on Thursday state that 19-year-old Jason Michael Milmont of Cheyenne has agreed to plead guilty to a single felony charge of accessing protected computers to conduct fraud.
Cheyenne, Wy – Despite the wet weather, state fire officials say this summer could still be a dangerous fire season. State Forester Bill Crapser says the wet spring weather has encouraged some growing so regional officials says that could lead to fires later this summer when grass and trees dry out. Crapser says most mountain areas should see an average fire season. However, Medicine Bow National forest officials fear that the Bark Beetle outbreak in their part of the state could make fires in the snowy range mountains more severe.
Washington D-C – Leaders of Wyoming's Northern Arapaho Tribe are seeking $1.5 million for a new youth recreation center as they reach out to the state's congressional delegation this week. The tribal leaders traveled to Washington to plead for more federal dollars after the recent deaths of three teenage girls on the Wind River Indian Reservation. They said Wednesday that the center would give children who often turn to drugs and alcohol a place to gather. Federal investigators say they're waiting for autopsy results to
Pinedale, Wy – A 24-year-old man died Tuesday after being struck on the head by a piece of falling pipe on a drilling rig in southwestern Wyoming. The man's identity was not immediately released. James Duran of Shell Exploration and Production says the man worked for a drilling contractor hired by Shell. He said the accident occurred about 1 a.m. Tuesday on the north end of the Pinedale Anticline natural gas field. Sublette County sheriff's spokesman Randall Hanson says the man died at a clinic in Pinedale from head injuries.