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 By Mike Koshmrl    News    June 23, 2022 

Wildlife task force takes shaky aim at hunting license abuses

Elk hunt area 124 south of Interstate 80 in the Red Desert, has been held up as a poster child for what’s wrong with the way Wyoming distributes special hunting licenses to landowners. The hunting zone reaching from Rock Springs to Baggs is 70%...

 

Flooding forces evacuation of Yellowstone

POWELL - Unprecedented rain, combined with fast melting late season snow, has flooded nearby communities and forced the closure and evacuation of Yellowstone National Park and nearby attractions. Visi...

 
 By Kate Ready    News    June 9, 2022

Wyoming in top three states for suicide, most by gun

JACKSON — Two suicides have occurred in Teton County this year, both young adults in their early twenties and both by firearm. The first occurred March 28, a 20-year-old Teton County resident who was attending the University of Wyoming. The latest...

 
 By Nicole Pollack    News    June 9, 2022

Land use money for Wyoming schools drops

CASPER — Land use revenue earmarked for Wyoming’s schools dropped for the fifth year in a row, the Legislative Service Office reported Monday. It’s the least the state has earned from activities on school trust lands in at least 15 years. The...

 
 By Dustin Bleizeffer    News    June 2, 2022

Drought prompts 'unprecedented' drawdown of the Flaming Gorge

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will release an extra 500,000 acre feet of water from Flaming Gorge Reservoir to help maintain hydroelectric generation at Lake Powell’s Glen Canyon Dam amid drought conditions that have parched the West for more...

 
 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...

 

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