What if you compared us to other states?

I bet when you first read that question you thought I meant toxic people. Well, I don't doubt that we have those in our midst. They can be found just about anywhere and often times it takes awhile before you realize they are sucking the life out of you. That's how toxic people are. It's not always easy to spot them or know what kind of damager they're doing.

Kind of like actual toxins.

Heck, that's probably why we use "toxic" as an adjective. Toxins can sometimes be invisible and well-hidden. However, the fact remains that they are toxic and they can hurt you. There are a lot of toxins that are emitted all across the globe. I think I'd like to see a study on how dirty the air is around the world now compared to made 50 years ago.

Of course, we've made great strides in fixing this, but it's going to take some time. After all, we're not just preventing more toxins being emitted, we're having to eradicate the damage we've already done.

As you would imagine, some states are less toxic than others. Again, I'm talking about environmental pollutants... not people.

US News released a report on industrial toxins that are emitted into the air and water. These come from things like manufacturing, electric power generation, hazardous waste treatment, etc. Most states (64 percent) are below the 1,000 mark. According to these experts, 1,000 toxin releases per square miles is good indicator of low toxicity.

Obviously, the lower the better.

States like Indiana, Delaware, Louisiana, Nevada and Ohio were the biggest culprits in toxic emissions. Indiana was the number one offender at 3,442 toxins releases per square mile. Each of the other top five listed were above 2,500.

As for Wyoming, our number was 191.

We are lightyears ahead of other states and I hope it stays that way. Of course, everything can be improved, but I'd say were in a pretty good spot. It's just another reason to love Wyoming!

The Occupations That Employ The Most People in Wyoming

Jobs, you'll spend about a third of your life at one. Yep, thirty percent of the average human's life is spent working at a job. So, what are people doing to get that check, and where are they doing it?

The folks at CareerOneStop (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor) dug into the number and came up with the list of the occupations that employed the most people in Wyoming (according to 2018 numbers). There's a good chance that you or someone you know works in one of these fields.

Just The Facts: Size Doesn't Matter For Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium

Did you know it would take the populations of Gillette (32,857), Laramie (32,381), Rock Springs (23,319), Sheridan (17,844) and Wright (1,200) to create a sellout inside Michigan's famed 107,601-seat Big House, the largest college football stadium in the nation?

For those of you not familiar with the Cowboy State, those are Wyoming's third through sixth most inhabited cities, along with the small mining town in Campbell County.

Ten Of The Oldest Saloons In Wyoming

Old West history is even better with a cold beer in your hand. Join us for a bar crawl as we pay a virtual visit to the ten longest-running saloons in the Cowboy State.