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 By Maggie Mullen    News    August 31, 2023

Lawmakers punt on crossover-ban fix

Gov. Mark Gordon let a crossover-voting ban go into effect without his signature earlier this year because he was worried the bill’s ambiguity could deny participation to eligible voters. An agreement to work on clarifying the bill before the 2024...


State Parks drops contentious via ferrata project near Lander

Nesting falcons, development concerns and loud local opposition bedeviled a proposal to build a via ferrata in Sinks Canyon State Park. But it was an engineering cost that finally spelled its end,... Full story


State to back carbon storage, nuclear microreactor projects with $19M

The state's top energy office has recommended two energy projects for a combined $19 million in support from a Wyoming taxpayer-funded program established to provide matching dollars for federal... Full story

 By Madelyn Beck    News    August 17, 2023

10,000 Wyomingites have lost Medicaid or Kid Care coverage. Most are children.

New estimates show that more than 10,000 people have lost Medicaid or Kid Care CHIP coverage since the start of a Wyoming eligibility review and removal process in April. That’s compared to about 9,000 who’s coverage was renewed for the... Full story

 By Lori Hogan    News    August 10, 2023

Woman pleads guilty to arson of Casper clinic, others recently sentenced

Lorna Roxanne Green, 22, pled guilty to arson of a building used in interstate commerce, specifically the Wellspring Health Access Clinic located in Casper, Wyoming. Green entered her guilty plea before U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on...

 By Jes Stanbury    News    August 10, 2023

Grocery Rescue Program saves fresh food from going to waste

With thousands of people facing food insecurity every day, there’s no reason fresh, quality food should go to waste. Over 119 billion pounds of quality food is discarded in the U.S. each year equating to a shocking 40% of all food in America going... Full story

 By Tracy Hoover    News    August 3, 2023

BLM seeks public input on Sweetwater Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Proposal

The Bureau of Land Management Kemmerer Field Office is seeking public comment on a right-of-way for the proposed Sweetwater Carbon Storage Hub CO2 Sequestration project. If approved, Pond Field, LLC would sequester carbon dioxide (CO2) in up... Full story

 By Mary Steurer    News    August 3, 2023

Barrasso, Lummis host talk about upcoming farm bill

CASPER — U.S. Senator John Boozman sat opposite a group of more than 20 Wyoming farmers, ranchers, government officials and nonprofit leaders in a cold conference room on the third floor of Casper’s Thyra Thomson State Office Building....

 By Aedan Hannon    News    August 3, 2023

Judge: Sweetwater County lawsuit likely fails to show broad parental rights violations

CASPER — The Sweetwater County parents suing a southern Wyoming school district for allegedly concealing their child’s gender identity and contributing to their child’s “social transitioning” have updated their lawsuit after a judge’s...


How much is too much?

CASPER — About a dozen people spoke at a Rock Springs meeting earlier this month about a historic rate hike proposal brought by Rocky Mountain Power — Wyoming’s largest electricity provider. Though more than 70% of Rocky Mountain Power’s...


Electricity bills could climb 22% for Rocky Mountain Power customers

Wyoming's largest electric utility, Rocky Mountain Power, wants to hike prices by nearly 22%, a request that's primarily driven by volatile natural gas and coal markets, according to the company. It's...

 By Mike Koshmrl    News    July 20, 2023

Shorn down, growing back: Woolgrowers eye opportunity

WIND RIVER RANGE FOOTHILLS-Kristy Wardell dawned rain gear though the skies were clear. The lifelong rancher was dressed in protective garb to guard against manure and urine that 366 ewes and 442 lamb...


TransWest Express poised to expand reach of Wyo renewables

After 15 years of planning and permitting, construction will begin this year on the TransWest Express high-voltage transmission line - a milestone expansion of Wyoming's electric power export...


Gillette woman finds new purpose in life thanks to alpacas and their manure

GILLETTE - Two years ago, Heidi Nation was looking for a purpose in life. She had moved out to the Oriva Hills subdivision in the spring of 2021 after years of living in Gillette. "We came out here,...

 By Rana Jones    News    June 22, 2023

Retired officer driving across country for veterans

KEMMERER - Cpt. Scott Montefusco is driving down the road in a restored 1952 Korean War Willys Jeep, with a picture of Horatio Nelson Jackson - the first person to travel across the United States in...


'Someone else is in charge of the lighting'; Yellowstone stars in new stamp

CANYON VILLAGE - Photographer Kenneth Keifer nearly missed both shots. But persistence paid off and serendipity kissed the Mooresville, Indiana resident, enabling him to get stunning photographs of...


Gordon calls proposed BLM conservation rule 'boneheaded'

CHEYENNE (WNE) — On Thursday, Gov. Mark Gordon provided testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources regarding the Bureau of Land Management’s Conservation and Landscape Health proposed rule and in favor of a bill to withdraw that r... Full story

 By Joseph Beaudet    News    June 15, 2023

Lummis, Barrasso critical of debt ceiling bill

SHERIDAN — Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis, both R-Wyoming, recently discussed the bill that suspended the U.S. debt ceiling and what it’s like to navigate a hostile political environment. Barrasso and Lummis, who both voted against the bi...


DOE awards Wyoming $41M for carbon storage hub

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $40.5 million to the University of Wyoming to advance a "large-scale" commercial carbon storage hub in the southwest corner of the state. It's the latest...

 By Mike Koshmrl    News    June 15, 2023

What's in store for the devastated Wyoming Range Deer Herd?

WYOMING RANGE-At nearly 14% body fat, mule deer F14 was plump in the rump, and expecting two fawns, going into this most recent winter. The 8-year-old doe's dual pregnancy was par for the course -...

 By Jonathan Gallardo    News    June 1, 2023

Friendships, inspiration on display at Special Olympics games

GILLETTE - Dozens of athletes were at the Thunder Basin High School track Friday afternoon, running, walking, throwing and rolling. Jordi Stewart, 9, ran to grab a Powerade for Lander Special...

 By Dustin Bleizeffer    News    June 1, 2023

Towns face chicken-and-egg dilemma with nuclear project needs

KEMMERER- When a 16-inch diameter ductile-iron municipal water pipeline failed this spring, a crew dug in for repairs. They found that the 40-year-old line was so brittle that repressuring it after...

 By Nancy Rider    News    May 11, 2023

GRFD responds to early morning structure fire

At approximately 3:53 a.m. Friday morning, May 5, Sweetwater Combined Communications was notified of a structure fire on E 4th South Street. Green River Fire Department Units were dispatched at 3:54... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    May 4, 2023

Fire crews battle grass fire

Multiple fire agencies, first responders, and law enforcement officers responded together to a grass fire near Telephone Canyon in Green River Monday afternoon.  Around 3:27 p.m. on Monday, May 1,... Full story

 By Jeremy Beck    News    May 4, 2023

WYDOT truck collides with GRPD vehicle

On April 14, 2023, around 9:30 p.m. the Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) was notified of a crash at the intersection of Interstate 80 and US 191 near Rock Springs, Wyoming.  WHP Troopers learned through the investigation that the driver of a Wyoming... Full story


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