All of the top emitters listed on the Environmental Protection Agency’s inventory of greenhouse gas producers, released early this year, are coal-fired power plants. Western coal, in particular from Wyoming’s Powder River Basin, contributes significantly to those emissions. And though our region’s inhabitants feel fewer of the impacts of burning it, we’re not in the clear: Already-arid Western regions will become disproportionally drier than the more verdant East as a result of climate change.
A nice series of photos of a Western stalwart — the immigrant sheepherder — from Wyoming’s major paper, the Casper Star-Tribune.
A Japanese internment camp revisited: Hundreds of Japanese Americans interned during World War II at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming return — many for the first time — for a reunion and museum opening.
(Not into trucker caps, personally, but Bacon Sakatani, above, totally gets a pass.)
Photo: At the reunion’s opening dinner, Bacon Sakatani wore his Heart Mountain trucker’s cap and his jeans rolled up about four inches, just as he did as a kid at the camp. View more photos at the gallery. Credit: Esmeralda Bermudez / Los Angeles Times
(Source: Los Angeles Times)
“Starting Friday, Wyoming will join three other states in allowing individuals to carry a concealed weapon without a permit.”
Which inspired me to make this flow chart to help you decide if YOU can carry a concealed weapon without a permit. Can you?
**Apparently in Arizona you can actually carry a concealed weapon into bars unless it is expressly prohibited (this chart was based on the Wyoming law.) Barfight shootout, anyone?