(Laramie, Wyo.) – A monthly look at the night skies of the northern Rocky Mountains, written by astronomers Ron Canterna, University of Wyoming; Jay Norris, Challis, Idaho Observatory; and Daryl Macomb, Boise State University.
(Thermopolis, Wyo.) - Approximately 3,000 acres of productive ranchland in Hot Springs County have been preserved as the result of a conservation easement completed on June 30 by the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust. In partnership with the Wilson family, and with funding provided by the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust and the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, a conservation easement on the Swallow Place on the V Ranch ensures that the unit will remain in agricultural production in perpetuity.
Jim and Terry Wilson chose to prevent the subdivision and development of the property in the future and donated a significant portion of the appraised value. The Wilsons have been active participants in various conservation efforts along Kirby Creek and provide hunters with access through the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s “walk-in” program. The ranch serves as suitable habitat for many of Wyoming’s Species of Greatest Conservation Need and a majority of their ranch is designated as yearlong habitat for pronghorn and crucial winter-yearlong habitat for mule deer by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The property is within a Sage Grouse Core Area and the northern portion of the property is designated as Crucial Terrestrial Habitat in the Department’s Strategic Habitat Plan.
(Casper, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Business Council invites Wyoming businesses with a focus on organic, natural and healthy foods to participate in an international trade show in Canada.
(Casper, Wyo.) – More than 250 industry professionals from across the state and country will convene for the eighth annual Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) CO2 Conference in Casper July 9-10 at the Casper Events Center.
(Washington, D.C) — Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) with Riverton’s Chad Rose, president of the Wyoming Music Educators Association, who was recently in the nation’s capital to talk about the impact music has on education. Chad also serves as the instrumental chair of the Wyoming Jazz Educators.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Ready to cool off before a hot night? The Wietzki boys have just the thing. Snow cones at 75 cents each in the front yard of their home in the 500 block of Shoshone Street. They have a real swell snow cone machine too… with Root beer, Raspberry and Cherry flavors.
(Lander, Wyo.) – A number of grass fires around the county this afternoon have kept firefighters hopping in Lander and near Fort Washakie.