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  • Throwing Pistol and Running Fails to Stop Grizzly Bear Attack on Guide

    09/20/2018 3:59:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 66 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In a tragic story from Wyoming, Mark Uptain, a hunting guide, was killed by a grizzly bear on Friday.  His client fled the scene after throwing Mark a pistol. The two were retrieving an elk that had been wounded the previous day while they were bowhunting. The men were processing or packing out the elk when they were attacked by two large bears. It is difficult to categorize this as a defensive use of a firearm when no attempt was made to fire the handgun. The handgun was reported to be in a pack when the attack started. It...
  • Wyoming hunting guide fatally mauled by grizzly bears

    09/17/2018 9:18:25 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/17/18 | Ryan Gaydos
    A Wyoming hunting guide was fatally mauled and his client was injured when a pair of grizzly bears attacked them Friday, officials said.{snip} Uptain and Chubon were attacked by bears as they field dressed the elk they had shot Thursday but were only able to find Friday, officials said. The bears “aggressively charged” the men and didn’t touch the dead elk, Teton County officials said.{snip} Authorities later euthanized two grizzly bears, a mother and a cub, who wildlife managers believe killed guide Mark Uptain and wounded his client Corey Chubon near the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks border, according...
  • Democrat Election Scam Just Chose Wyoming's Next Republican Governor

    09/07/2018 8:50:40 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 7,2018 | Karin McQuillan
    The double whammy is that Wyoming voting law allows people to register or change their party affiliation at the polling place on voting day and vote in whichever primary they choose. So RINOs are chosen in the Republican primary by Democrat voters pretending for a day to be Republicans. It makes a travesty of the two-party system and cheats Republicans of getting to select their own candidates. Their preferred candidate, Mark Gordon, beat the conservative frontrunner, Foster Friess, by approximately 6-9,000 votes (the official count isn't in yet), well within the margin provided by Democrat voters. Comparing this year's primary...
  • Wyoming GOP Office Set On Fire Less Than Two Days After Opening — Police Say It Was Intentional

    09/06/2018 4:59:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/6/18 | Peter Hasson
    A Republican Party office in Laramie, Wyoming, caught fire early Thursday morning just days after it opened, The Daily Caller News Foundation learned.The fire appears to have been set intentionally, Laramie Police Department spokesman Steve Morgan told TheDCNF.The local police department is cooperating with the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) in the ongoing investigation, Morgan said, adding that authorities have not yet identified a suspect or a motive for the fire.The burnt office is shared by the Albany County Republican Party and the Wyoming College Republicans, who began moving in on Tuesday, less than 48 hours before the...
  • Barrasso Condemns Bank of the West Anti-Fossil Fuels Policies

    08/09/2018 6:33:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Wyoming Network ^ | 8-8-18 | John Barrasso
    U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) sent a letter to Bank of the West President and Chief Executive Officer Nandita Bakhshi pushing back on the bank’s decision to no longer conduct business with companies engaged in the exploration and production of coal, oil and natural gas. Bank of the West, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, has 23 branches with dedicated employees who work hard to serve communities and families across Wyoming. In his letter, Barrasso condemned the San Francisco headquarter’s attack on Wyoming’s communities and businesses that depend on fossil fuels for energy security, jobs and economic growth. “This misguided and...
  • Air Force surrenders to demand to replace Bible with generic 'book of faith' on POW/MIA table

    07/19/2018 12:42:59 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/19/2018 | Todd Starnes
    The commander of F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming has agreed to replace a Bible on a POW/MIA table with a generic “book of faith,” according to documents released by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. The MRFF is a militant organization that has fought against Nativity scenes, Bible studies and any outward expressions of the Christian faith on U.S. military installations. The head of the foundation, Mikey Weinstein, wrote in the HuffPost that he is dedicated to fighting “virulent religious oppression” carried out by “incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their...
  • Yellowstone Volcano latest: 100-FOOT fissure sparks URGENT park closure

    07/17/2018 8:16:06 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 119 replies
    Express.co.uk ^ | 7/17/18 | Sean Martin
    A 100-foot fissure has opened up in the Grand Teton National Park – not far from the potentially catastrophic Yellowstone volcano. The giant crack in the Wyoming–based national park has prompted officials to shut down areas from tourists in case of landslides. The Grand Teton National Park said in a statement: “The Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point areas are currently closed due to elevated potential for rockfall. [...snip...] If it was seismic activity beneath Grand Teton which caused the fissure, it could be a sign that Yellowstone is reawakening. If the Wyoming volcano were to erupt an estimated 87,000 people...
  • Senate takes symbolic shot at Trump tariffs

    07/12/2018 12:17:43 AM PDT · by granada · 24 replies
    the Hill ^ | 11/07/18 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate on Wednesday took a symbolic shot at President Trump’s trade policy amid anxiety on Capitol Hill over his tariff strategy. Senators voted 88-11 to instruct lawmakers hashing out a deal on a government funding bill to include language “providing a role for Congress” on tariffs implemented for national security reasons, known as Section 232 of the trade laws. The vote is nonbinding, meaning lawmakers don’t have to add trade language into the funding bill. But the vote margin, with more senators supporting it than the amount needed to override a veto, underscores the depth of concern on Capitol...
  • University Of Wyoming Profs: ‘Cowboy’ Slogan Promotes ‘White Heterosexual’ Masculinity

    07/11/2018 7:46:13 AM PDT · by blam · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-11-2018 | Tom Ciccotta
    Professors at the University of Wyoming say the school’s new cowboy slogan promotes “white heterosexual” masculinity. Expanding upon the University of Wyoming’s Cowboy mascot, the school recently adopted a new slogan — “The World Needs More Cowboys.” But some professors are up in arms over the choice, claiming that it promotes “white heterosexual” masculinity. Christine Porter, associate professor of kinesiology and health at the university, is leading the charge against the new slogan. “The history of cowboys, of course, is much more diverse than that racially, and presumably also for sexual orientation,” Porter said in a comment. “But the image...
  • Challenge to University of Wyoming Gun Ban Moves Forward

    07/08/2018 7:36:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A Wyoming Republican Party delegate is challenging a University of Wyoming ban on the carry of firearms in its facilities. The ban is enforced through trespass law. The circuit court has issued a stay on the criminal trespass proceedings, to allow the issue of the legality of the ban to be determined before the trespass case goes forward. From kpvi.com: LARAMIE — A criminal case in Albany County Circuit Court involving the University of Wyoming’s campus gun ban has received a stay, pending a separate civil action against UW seeking to challenge the legality of that ban.During the Wyoming...
  • Dave Smith on Bear Spray or Firearms for Defense against Bears

    07/05/2018 5:00:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 25 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Dave Smith has studied bear behavior and bear attacks extensively. He has written books on how to survive bear encounters and animal attacks.  I have corresponded with Dave Smith. I find Dave to be the most knowledgeable, well read, and capable critic of the current literature.  Dave has worked prodigiously to understand the studies about the effectiveness of bear spray and firearms in stopping bear attacks. In November of 2017, Dave put a great deal of thought into an exchange of comments at a Wyoming public media site. I contacted Dave, and he agreed to allow me to edit and...
  • Iraq War vet saves Wyoming trooper from man who was attacking him on highway

    06/04/2018 4:55:00 PM PDT · by familyop · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 4, 2018 | Robert Gearty
    ...Dustin Roberts, 36, of McKinleyville, Calif., tried to disarm the trooper after being stopped for a speeding violation. Troopers found 74 pounds of marijuana and some cocaine in his vehicle, officials said.
  • Bears vs. Lightning: Which is more Deadly?

    06/03/2018 7:31:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 77 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In online discussions of bear attacks, it is not unusual for people to claim that a person is more likely to be killed by lightning than to be killed by a bear. That is true, in a gross sense. You are also more likely to die of a heart attack or to be murdered than to be killed by a bear when you use the entire United States population as a measure.This comparison is disingenuous. It is easy to avoid being killed by a bear, simply by staying out of areas where there are bears. Lightning strikes occur all...
  • Bare-knuckle boxing makes US comeback after 130 years

    06/01/2018 2:21:30 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 25 replies
    Reggie Barnett Jr punched brick walls to train for the first sanctioned fist fight in 130 years. The contest takes place in Wyoming on Saturday.
  • Kanye West’s Great American Night

    06/01/2018 9:19:30 AM PDT · by bagadonutz · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/01/2018 | John canamerica
    MORAN, Wyo. — At around 10 p.m. Thursday at the Diamond Cross Ranch here, Chris Rock stepped up on a small platform, looked out over a few hundred people huddled around a wildly flickering bonfire, and leaned in to his convocation. “I touched a moose!” he exclaimed, “and the moose said to me, ‘Hey, there’s a lot of …’” — well, let’s just say people who don’t ordinarily gather on a ranch in Wyoming. He nodded toward the fire. “Tomorrow night that will be a cross,” he deadpanned. Hip-hop, he said, is “the first art form created by free black...
  • 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.