Wyoming files lawsuit with 11 other states over Waters of the United States Rule

Governor Matt Mead announced today the State of Wyoming has joined in a lawsuit filed against the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Army Corps of Engineers over the agencies’ Waters of the United States rule. Governor Mead has opposed this rule since it was first proposed and he will help lead a coalition of twelve states in litigation against the final rule. The final rule was published in the Federal Register today.

County budget hits a bump; One revenue stream came in well short of expectations

(Lander, Wyo.) – It’s back to the drawing board at the eleventh hour for the Fremont County Commission, who thought they had a balanced budget for 2015-16. County Clerk and Chief Budget Officer Julie Freese said Monday that the county’s distribution from the Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program from the Federal Government came in “substantially less” than had been budgeted, and another round of budget cuts will occur at Tuesday’s final budget work session, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at the courthouse. The shortage is in the neighborhood of a half-million dollars.

Riverton’s new Skatepark Taking Form

(Riverton, Wyo.) – A worker from Dreamland Skateparks worked solo on Monday morning setting forms for Riverton’s new skatepark. The $270,000 ground-level facility should be ready by late summer. Skatepark supporters raised the money for the park over the past two years. It is located in southwest corner of Riverton City Park.

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Know the Impact of Retirement Goals on Your Finances

The concept of “retirement” has changed dramatically in recent decades. Today’s retirees are traveling, volunteering, pursuing their hobbies — and even working for money. In fact, as a retiree, you can essentially do anything you want, as long as your health and finances permit it. Through exercise, proper diet and avoidance of bad habits, you can do a lot to stay physically healthy. And by clearly identifying your retirement goals and estimating their financial impact, you’ll know how to stay “financially healthy” throughout your retirement years.

Wyoming Catholic College’s Second Annual Liberty Lecture Series comes to Casper

Lander, WY – For the second consecutive summer, professors from Wyoming Catholic College will be traveling throughout the state as part of the College’s “Liberty Lecture Series.” The lectures will focus on fundamental principles of our American Government and current trends in political thought. This year, the theme of the series is the first amendment of the United States’ Bill of Rights. Lectures will be held in Cheyenne, Casper, Jackson and Lander during the months of June, July, and August. The lectures themselves will not be associated with a particular political party or agenda, but geared towards providing an academic analysis of topics and principles. They are free and open to the public, and all are invited.