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  • Illegal Immigrant to Serve Prison Time in Wyoming for Abusing Minors

    05/03/2018 11:46:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    KCWY 13 - Local NBC ^ | May 3, 2018 | By Clayton Tanner
    An illegal immigrant is heading to prison today after being found guilty of abusing his two granddaughters in late 2016. Thirty-six-year-old Hugo Mendoza-Cota is to spend three to seven years at the Wyoming State Penitentiary after he used his Alford Plea to plead guilty to sexually abusing his two granddaughters in late 2016. His sentenced will run concurrent and after his time is served, he will be deported back to Mexico.
  • Wyoming district allows armed staff in area cited by DeVos

    04/17/2018 10:44:46 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 17 Apr 2018 | MEAD GRUVER
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming school district where U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos suggested that teachers might need to be armed to protect children from grizzly bears voted Tuesday on doing just that, though concerns about school shootings worry parents more than the possibility of big bruins on the prowl. The 4-2 vote by the Park County School District No. 6 board in the town of Cody near Yellowstone National Park came after more than six months of discussion and debate. Under the proposed policy...
  • Obama-Era Clean-Air Rule on Methane Emissions Blocked Again

    04/05/2018 12:18:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | April 5, 2018 | BY MATTHEW DALY
    An on-again, off-again effort to restrict harmful methane emissions on federal lands is off — again. A federal judge in Wyoming has halted the clean-air rule indefinitely. Judge Scott Skavdahl says it "makes little sense" to force oil and gas companies to comply with the Obama-era rule when the Trump administration has moved to roll back the 2016 regulation. Skavdahl says enforcing the rule "provides minimal public benefit" while imposing potentially significant costs on industry. Wednesday's ruling is the latest in a back-and-forth series of court decisions and administrative actions as the Trump administration tries to weaken or delay a...
  • State Laws Can Help Restore Gold and Silver as Legal Tender

    03/14/2018 4:05:03 PM PDT · by i_robot73 · 13 replies
    A growing number of Americans understand that the reckless creation of fiat currency by the Federal Reserve System is causing many of our economic problems. They want to abolish the Fed and return to the gold-backed currency that brought America and the world unprecedented prosperity throughout the 19th century. But that will not happen overnight. Big banks and other special interests reap enormous profits from the present system, while many Americans are accustomed to paper money and do not grasp the deep connection between sound money and lasting prosperity.
  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.
  • Weatherby Moves From California to Wyoming

    02/06/2018 9:41:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 5 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Many people in the gun culture have asked why gun manufacturers would stay in states that are consistently attacking Second Amendment rights. States such as New York and California.Weatherby, Inc. is making the move. The announcement was made at the Shot Show. From the press release email: Firearms manufacturer Weatherby, Inc., is relocating its manufacturing operations and corporate headquarters from California to Sheridan, Wyoming, company officials announced today from SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the world’s largest annual shooting, hunting and firearms industry trade show. The move is expected to create 70 to 90 jobs and more than $5...
  • 7mm Mag for Self Defense Against Moose? Jury Agrees

    02/02/2018 7:06:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In early 2016, Chauncy G. Goodrich and his family started having problems with a young bull moose on their property near Pinedale, Wyoming.They were repeatedly chased by the moose. They tried various non lethal methods to haze the moose away. They worked for a short period, but the bull continued to hang around the area. By July of 2017, the non-lethal methods were exhausted and/or were no longer effective. Chauncy took a 7 mm Magnum with him as a precaution when he attempted to chase the moose off his property and away from his wife and young children.The bull...
  • Press Is Largely Ignoring Recent Awesome Fossil Fuel-Related News

    11/25/2016 6:17:22 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11/24/2016 | Tom Blumer
    Since Donald Trump's election, environmental zealots have mostly had a very rough two weeks — and Donald Trump has had nothing to do with any of it. Two developments they consider really bad (meaning good for the rest of us) far outweigh the single item they're celebrating. First, in Wyoming, just two days after the election, their "fracking is bad" Exhibit A in Pavillion, Wyoming was completely discredited. Second, in Texas this week, a huge oil discovery was reported — so big and unprecedented that the only commenter at the Associated Press's coverage of the story at the Washington Post...
  • House GOP Establishment, Democrats Rush to Unveil DACA Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

    12/20/2017 11:19:23 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Dec 2017 | John Binder
    Republican establishment-types in the House, as well as congressional Democrats, say they are close to finalizing a bipartisan amnesty plan for as many as 3.5 million illegal aliens. In a comment to the Hill, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) said a group of House Republicans and Democrats were swiftly crafting an amnesty to push for passage either this week or at the beginning of the new year. “We’ve had very good meetings here with the Problem Solvers Caucus — [Rep.] Will Hurd [R-Texas] has been working on a potential compromise with some Democrats as well, so we could see something as...
  • Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray Denies Accusation of Sexual Assault

    12/14/2017 5:39:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    KGWN ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Jeremy Downing
    Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray is denying claims he sexual assaulted a former co-worker. In a Facebook post, Tatiana Maxwell alleges the incident happened 35 years ago when she and Murray worked together at a Cheyenne law firm. She says she “told close friends about the incident at the time and my then husband some years later.” Maxwell goes on to say “As this issue of sexual harassment and assault has grown, my daughters have asked about my experience. As I described it, they asked what I did about it and the answer is, nothing. I did not know...
  • Conservative campus group defunded after hosting Dennis Prager [WY]

    12/13/2017 8:01:52 AM PST · by beaversmom · 25 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 12/13/17 | JENNIFER KABBANY - FIX EDITOR
    A conservative campus group at the University of Wyoming has had its ability to receive funding from its school coffers yanked just weeks after hosting conservative pundit Dennis Prager. The group, Turning Point USA, was accused by the student government’s finance committee of not following campus policy in hosting the Nov. 9 event and has since been suspended from requesting funding until 2019, the Branding Iron campus newspaper reports. The pro-capitalism student group was accused largely of minor procedural infractions: not properly labeling its posters, not using an approved ticketing method for the event, and “providing food unauthorized by UW...
  • Judge orders Wyoming officers to return $92,000 seized from Wisconsin musician

    12/04/2017 5:46:17 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 52 replies
    Chicago tribune ^ | December 2, 2017 | Kathleen Foody
    A Wyoming judge ordered the state Friday to return nearly $92,000 seized from a musician during a traffic stop that resulted in no criminal charges or even an arrest, according to the man's attorney. *snip* Parhamovich said the officers implied that carrying that much cash was illegal. He lied and said it was a friend's. Parhamovich said officers then told him that he could leave if he signed a form saying he was giving the $91,800 to the investigative agency for "narcotics law enforcement purposes."
  • Senate GOP repeals ObamaCare mandate

    12/02/2017 6:20:09 AM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 43 replies
    the hill ^ | 12.2.17 | Peter Sullivan
    Senate Republicans have approved the repeal of ObamaCare’s individual mandate as part of their tax-cut bill, a major step forward toward ending an unpopular part of the healthcare law. “Families ought to be able to make decisions about what they want to buy and what works for them –not the government,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said, hailing the accomplishment.
  • WY: Off Duty Warden Shoots, Kills, Charging Grizzly

    11/11/2017 3:29:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 70 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    An off duty Wyoming Game Warden, Chris Queen, was hunting elk in the Little Sunlight Basin north of Cody, Wyoming, not far from the Wyoming border. He was returning to his horses late in the day, about 6:30 in the evening. The sun had set 15 minutes earlier, but there was still considerable light.  A grizzly sow bluff charged Chris, then charged him full out. From ktvh.com:Queen told investigators he slowly backed away believing the sow would return to her cubs and move on. But, after returning to her cubs, the sow exhibited even more aggressive behavior.Suddenly, the animal...
  • Hands-off forest management goes up in smoke

    10/14/2017 8:24:07 AM PDT · by Twotone · 35 replies
    Register Guard ^ | October 10, 2017 | Nick Smith
    Sam Krop’s characterization of catastrophic wildfire on public and privately owned forest lands (guest viewpoint, Oct. 4) doesn’t match the reality of what Oregon experienced this summer. But I can see why Cascadia Wildlands and other special interest groups oppose solutions such as the Resilient Federal Forests Act. These bills untie the hands of our federal land managers, and provide them with more tools and resources to restore the health of our public forests, before and after a fire. Has “hands-off” forest management reduced the size and severity of forest fires? Are we choking on less wildfire smoke every summer?...
  • School Gives Kids 'Shooting at Trump' as Option in Multiple-Choice Quiz

    10/13/2017 6:39:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/12/17 | Amelia Hamilton
    Wyoming is one of the safest red states we've got. Since becoming a state in 1890, they've only gone Democrat once - in 1952. In 2016, Trump won by 46%, his largest margin of victory in any state. Imagine, then, the surprise of parents when their high schoolers were given a quiz on the book Animal Farm with a strange multiple-choice option. The question asked why a particular character fired a gun, and one of the multiple choice options for the answer was "he was shooting at Trump."  Parents at the Jackson Hole high school complained to officials at the Teton School District...
  • Yellowstone Supervolcano May Rumble to Life Faster Than Thought

    10/12/2017 9:30:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    nationalgeographic.com ^ | October 11, 2017 | By Victoria Jaggard
    A new study of ancient ash suggests that the dormant giant could develop the conditions needed to blow in a span of mere decades. ===================================================================================== Steam rises off the Grand Prismatic Spring, one of the most stunning hydrothermal features in Yellowstone National Park. Photograph by Tom Murphy, National Geographic Creative ========================================================================================= If the supervolcano underneath Yellowstone erupts again, we may have far less advance warning time than we thought. After analyzing minerals in fossilized ash from the most recent mega-eruption, researchers at Arizona State University think the supervolcano last woke up after two influxes of fresh magma flowed into the...
  • Bannon will back primary challenges against EVERY Republican running for Senate re-election (tr)

    10/09/2017 4:21:44 PM PDT · by be-baw · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2017 | Nikki Schwab
    Bannon will back primary challenges against EVERY Republican running for Senate re-election next year except Cruz - as Trump's former strategist hatches plan to boot McConnell from majority leader job Ex-White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is planning a political assault on six Republican Senate incumbents, running for re-election next year Previously, Bannon had looked to oust Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Dean Heller, R-Nev., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss Now he's expanded that list to take on every Republican running in 2018, except Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas With Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., retiring, Bannon is already looking at Tea Party favorite,...
  • GOP megadonor Foster Friess exploring a run for U.S. Senate in Wyoming (the dam is breaking!)

    10/09/2017 11:53:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 10/9/17 | Robert Costa
    Longtime Republican donor Foster S. Friess said Monday that he is exploring a 2018 bid for U.S. Senate in Wyoming, making him the latest conservative figure to consider challenging Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), a low-key member of the leadership. “Normally, over the years, I’ve dismissed these urgings,” Friess said in an email to The Washington Post. “But due to the stature of the people requesting, I sense a responsibility to prayerfully explore the possibility.” Friess added that he is partly motivated by his concerns about the nation’s health-care system and his desire to see health-care providers “publish prices.” Those concerns,...
  • Erik Prince is considering a Senate run in Wyoming: Report

    10/08/2017 11:39:18 AM PDT · by be-baw · 25 replies
    Salon ^ | October 8, 2017 | Charle May
    Erik Prince, the founder and former head of the controversial private security firm Blackwater, is mulling over a run for a U.S. Senate seat in Wyoming. The potential move has been encouraged by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who has sought to wage war on the Republican establishment. Prince, 48, is now the head of the China-based private aviation and logistics firm, Frontier Services Group, and would challenge Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., who is an establishment favorite. Throughout the weekend Prince has looked for ways he could establish residency in the state, the New York Times reported. Barrasso...