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 By Victoria Eavis    News    May 26, 2022

Trump rally: Casper braces for crowds

CASPER — After a 1,300-mile journey, the “MAGA-mobile” arrived in Casper towing a trailer with former President Donald Trump’s face on it. Casper welcomed Bill Bailey and his self-proclaimed “largest mobile Trump store in the nation...

 
 By Victoria Eavis    News    May 19, 2022

Cheney: GOP leadership enables white supremacy

CASPER — Republican House leaders have enabled white supremacy, Rep. Liz Cheney said Monday, in a tweet that called on them to denounce racist and extremist views. “The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and...

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    May 19, 2022

Lummis apologizes following 'two sexes' comment at UW commencement

CHEYENNE — U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., responded with an apology statement Monday after she was booed by students during her commencement speech Saturday at the University of Wyoming. As she spoke about political discourse across the nation...

 
 By Stephen Dow    News    May 12, 2022

Legislative committee considering tax increase for cigarettes

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Legislature’s Revenue Committee will spend a portion of its interim session considering whether to increase the state’s cigarette tax for the first time since 2003. During its first meeting of the interim in Lander April...

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    May 12, 2022

Laramie County GOP leaders return from state convention disappointed

CHEYENNE – Laramie County Republican Party leaders said they returned from the state convention in Sheridan this weekend disheartened, but they have no plans to file a lawsuit. Members of the county Executive Committee were joined by the majority...

 

Mandate could spike monthly bills by $100

Adding carbon-capture systems to existing coal-fired power plants in Wyoming could cost the average residential ratepayer an additional $100 per month, according to Black Hills Corp’s initial filings to the Wyoming Public Service Commission. The...

 

PacifiCorp seeks $26M rate increase citing extreme weather

Blistering heat waves across the West helped spike wholesale electric power prices in 2021 as drought conditions sapped hydroelectric capacity. The extreme weather prompted utility giant PacifiCorp to file for rate increases this month across its...

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    April 21, 2022

'Ghost gun' rules prompt Second Amendment debate in Wyoming

CHEYENNE — When President Joe Biden announced a new federal rule banning the manufacture of unserialized, privately made firearms on Monday, Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, went to social media to defend his Second Amendment protection bill...

 
 By Victoria Eavis    News    April 7, 2022

Gordon reelection bid announced

CASPER - Gov. Mark Gordon announced his reelection bid Monday, offering an upbeat message after a first term dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic challenges. "I do believe that Wyoming is...

 
 By Jonathan Make    News    March 31, 2022

Session sees some wins for Wyoming blockchain

CHEYENNE — This past session of the Legislature was a mostly productive time for Wyoming’s burgeoning digital money industry. These organizations use massive amounts of computing power – along with correspondingly large portions of electricity...

 
 By Jonathan Make    News    March 31, 2022

Gordon vetoes crypto bills, doesn't sign legislative redistricting plan

CHEYENNE —In perhaps Gov. Mark Gordon’s final action regarding bills that passed the state Legislature during its recently completed budget session, he vetoed some legislation Friday and allowed others to become law without his signature. One...

 
 By Nicole Pollack    News    March 24, 2022

Russian uranium no longer an option for Natrium plant

CASPER — Questions about the advanced nuclear reactor planned for Kemmerer have circulated since the day TerraPower announced it would be built in Wyoming. People living near the candidate sites wanted to know where the spent fuel would go. If ...

 
 By Victoria Eavis    News    March 17, 2022

Bouchard could face investigation

CASPER — Legislative leaders have asked a Senate panel to consider whether to launch a formal investigation into allegations recently brought against Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Burns. The request for an investigation comes days after the Senate...

 
 By Stephen Dow    News    March 17, 2022

Redistricting bill approved in 11th hour

SHERIDAN —Around a quarter after nine Friday evening, a loud cheer echoed through the Capitol building. “Well,” Sen. Mike Gierau, D-Jackson, said from his seat in the Senate chambers. “They must have figured out redistricting.” Indeed, afte...

 
 By Kate Ready    News    March 3, 2022

Internet crimes against children on the rise

JACKSON — Internet crimes against children, ranging from sexual abuse and trafficking to distributing pornography, are on the rise nationally and statewide. ”We are busier than we’ve ever been in the history of Wyoming,” said Chris McDonald,...

 
 By Ellen Gerst    News    March 3, 2022

Lawsuit over COVID mandates dismissed

CASPER — A federal judge has once again dismissed the wide-ranging vaccine mandate lawsuit originally led by Grace Smith, the Laramie high schooler arrested for trespassing in October after returning to school while suspended for refusing to wear...

 
 By Carrie Haderlie    News    March 3, 2022

Trans bill clears first full Senate review

CHEYENNE — After significant public testimony in committee, and questions regarding its constitutionality, the Senate passed Senate File 51, “Fairness in women’s sports act,” through the Committee of the Whole Monday. The bill will face two...

 

Ukranian UW student follows invasion from Laramie

LARAMIE — When Anastasiia Pereverten traveled to the University of Wyoming from Ukraine last month to study abroad, she and her parents discussed the possibility of a Russian invasion into their home country. They decided that if it were to...

 

Superintendent selection process sparks lawsuit

CASPER — Former Wyoming Speaker of the House Tom Lubnau and 15 others are suing Gov. Mark Gordon, the Wyoming Republican Party, the party’s chairman and the Wyoming Republican State Central Committee over the recent state superintendent...

 

Trustees approve UW reorganization, no layoffs planned

Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — A major restructuring of academic programs at the University of Wyoming earned approval from the school’s board of trustees this week, but without layoffs and the deep budget cuts that were...

 

Active COVID-19 cases falls

The number of active coronavirus cases declined by more than 300 over the weekend to fall to less than 2,000 for the first time in three months. The Wyoming Department of Health’s regular coronavirus update said the state received 355 reports of...

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    November 24, 2021

Special session bill called into question

CHEYENNE — State lawmakers are beginning to question the interpretation of the special session bill recently signed into law by Gov. Mark Gordon after the suspension of the federal vaccine mandate. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

 
 By Zac Taylor    News    November 24, 2021

Cody hospital vaccine mandate policy on hold

CODY — The West Park Hospital District board is taking a week to address some of the concerns raised by a series of impassioned speakers and board members before voting to approve a mandatory vaccine policy. At a much more crowded than usual...

 

BLM pulls 264 parcels from oil and gas lease sale over sage grouse concerns

Wyoming will see a federal oil and gas lease sale in early 2022 due to a federal court ruling that ended the Biden administration's 2021 moratorium. But the size of the lease sale will be much...

 

Campbell County commissioners' meeting featured extra security

GILLETTE — Six officers were assigned to the commission chambers Tuesday for the Campbell County Commission’s regular meeting after the county sheriff had been asked to provide extra security. The request was made because of behavior at the...

 

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