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Sage grouse numbers stay steady

CASPER — Sage grouse reproduction numbers remained stable last year, according to initial data collected by Wyoming Game and Fish Department. State biologists closely monitor Wyoming’s iconic bird every year to ensure the population count stays...

 
 By Joshua Leach    News    February 17, 2021

Data shows oil, gas industry hit hard

CODY — Oil and gas have been major drivers of the Wyoming economy since the Equality State achieved statehood. U.S. production of oil has risen in recent years, with Wyoming producers increasing the amount they pulled out of the ground from...

 

Mine executives received bonuses before bankruptcy

CASPER – Executives of a bankrupt coal firm in the Powder River Basin received over half a million dollars in bonus payments in the year leading up to the company’s bankruptcy filing, court documents reveal. Lighthouse Resources paid 11...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    February 17, 2021

Restaurant, gym health orders relaxed

CHEYENNE — Citing a substantial decline in the number of active COVID-19 cases and virus-related hospitalizations in Wyoming, Gov. Mark Gordon announced further easing on the state’s public health orders Thursday, along with an extension of the...

 

Wyo. GOP censures Cheney

CASPER — The Wyoming Republican Party’s state central committee voted by a resounding margin Saturday to censure Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney for her vote to impeach then-President Donald Trump, making her the third person to be censured by...

 

Gasoline prices are moving higher in Wyoming

CASPER – Oil prices have been on the road to recovery for several months after crashing last spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and a global price war. But consumers could start to feel pinched when buying gas soon. Gas prices in Wyoming...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    February 10, 2021

Poll shows residents concerned about school funding, taxes

CHEYENNE – With lawmakers expected to weigh state budget cuts totaling tens of millions of dollars when they meet in Cheyenne next month, a poll of residents found that Wyomingites were most concerned over the possibility of cuts to the state’s...

 
 By Brady Oltmans    News    February 3, 2021

Former G&F commissioner discusses his removal

PINEDALE — Following days of statements, La Barge businessman Mike Schmid capped the week of his removal from the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission with a statement on Jan. 29, countering a statement released by Game and Fish President Pete Dube...

 

District consolidation proposed

CHEYENNE - Facing massive cuts to the state's K-12 schools budget, one lawmaker has proposed a bill to study the cost-saving benefits of consolidating Wyoming's 48 school districts into 24. "We, as a...

 
 By Billy Arnold    News    January 20, 2021

New COVID variant detected in Teton County

JACKSON — The new, fast-spreading coronavirus variant first discovered in the United Kingdom has been detected in Teton County, and health officials are repeating their plea for people to only gather with household members. “Our community is in...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    January 20, 2021

GOP chair says Western states watching Texas secession effort

CASPER — The chairman of the Wyoming Republican Party on Friday said Western states are “paying attention” to the effort by some in Texas’ far-right to try to secede from the United States. Appearing on former White House chief strategist...

 

Republicans condemn D.C. violence

CASPER — Several Wyoming Republicans spoke out to condemn the violence unfolding in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, after a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. The interruption halted the certification of electora... Full story

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    January 13, 2021

Cheyenne area Health Department vandalized

CHEYENNE — The exterior doors of the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department were vandalized with fake blood early Thursday morning, a few days after a protest was held at the Wyoming State Capitol against public health orders issued in response...

 

Research team microwaves coal powder, turns it into nano-graphite

GILLETTE – A research team at the University of Wyoming has found a way to use a microwave to turn coal into graphite. Using copper foil, glass containers and a conventional household microwave oven, UW researchers have demonstrated that... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 6, 2021

COVID kills 26 more

The coronavirus pandemic continues to kill residents throughout the Cowboy State, with the Wyoming Department of Health claiming COVID-19 killed 26 Tuesday evening. Three Sweetwater County residents were included in the total. According to data from... Full story

 
 By Kathryn Palmer    News    January 6, 2021

Protesters: 'Stop the tyranny'

CHEYENNE – About 250 people demonstrated in front of the Wyoming State Capitol Monday afternoon to protest a statewide mask mandate and other COVID-19 related restrictions. Calls to "Stop the... Full story

 
 By Mark Davis    News    January 6, 2021

Wyoming parks increase their fees

POWELL — As the sun came up on the new year Friday, a series of significant fee increases took effect at Wyoming’s state parks. All fees are increasing, from single day use passes to annual permits, with some increasing as much as 60%. For...

 

Act to boost carbon capture approved

CASPER — A piece of legislation tucked into the federal spending bill signed by President Donald Trump on Sunday could help speed up the development of carbon capture technologies in Wyoming and across the country. Long championed by Wyoming...

 

Energy project advances in Converse County

CASPER – In a highly anticipated decision, the Bureau of Land Management approved a massive oil and gas project proposed in eastern Wyoming. The federal agency issued a final record of decision on Wednesday, allowing five energy companies to...

 
 By Emily Mieure    News    December 30, 2020

Teton County action allows RV park residents to remain

JACKSON — County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday morning to extend the wastewater facility deadline at the Hoback RV Park, allowing tenants to continue using a failing septic system through May, should their landlords let them. The vote...

 

Evanston gun rule invalid

EVANSTON — Uinta County School District No. 1’s Rule CKA, which allows for approved staff to carry concealed firearms on district property, has again been ruled invalid, this time by the Wyoming Supreme Court. The history of the district’s...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    December 23, 2020

Committee supports tobacco tax hike

CHEYENNE – State lawmakers, during a meeting Friday, narrowly advanced a measure to increase excise taxes on cigarettes and moist tobacco snuff, marking one of the only revenue-raising measures to be advanced by a legislative committee during...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    December 23, 2020

Mill levy increase plan for schools rejected

CHEYENNE — With Wyoming facing a structural revenue deficit worth hundreds of millions of dollars in its K-12 education fund, state lawmakers narrowly rejected a proposal to raise mill levies on properties to supplement education funding during a...

 

COVID-19 vaccinations start in Wyoming

Free, safe and effective vaccinations intended to help prevent future COVID-19 infections have started in Wyoming, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with WDH, said the...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    December 2, 2020

Lawsuit says lab owners misled feds

CASPER — A lawsuit filed this month against the Food and Drug Administration in U.S. District Court alleges the owner of Cody Labs misled federal regulators when it moved production of a drug from its Cody manufacturing facility to upstate New...

 

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