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New UW program offers women crash course in field skills

LARAMIE—Two women peered into the engine of a Chevrolet Suburban as a mechanic explained how to check brake fluid, how to locate and check an oil dipstick and how to replace an engine air filter.

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Game & Fish: West Fork Dam would cause ‘substantial negative impacts’

Wyoming Game and Fish Department comments cast doubt on irrigators’ claims that a 264-foot-high dam proposed in Carbon County will benefit fisheries, riparian zones and wetland-wildlife habitats.

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Grizzly mama of the Tetons sets out to break a record

Wyoming resident Grizzly 399 has lived a wild life that has garnered attention around the world.

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Abortion ban halted

A standing-room-only crowd filled the Teton County courtroom Wednesday afternoon as Ninth District Judge Melissa Owens heard nearly four hours of arguments before deciding to temporarily halt enforcement of a new law banning abortion.

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Ayres Park shut to overnight camping due to fear of flooding

Ayres Natural Bridge Park is closed to overnight camping again this spring, according to Converse County Commission Chair Jim Willox.

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  • PlayCleanGo® Awareness Week Kicks Off June 3-10, 2023

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming Weed and Pest Council (WWPC), in partnership with PlayCleanGo®, is excited to participate in the fifth annual PlayCleanGo Awareness Week, June 3 – 10, 2023. This week is dedicated to stopping the spread of invasive species by educating recreationists about quick and easy ways to enjoy the outdoors responsibly.

  • Wyoming National Guard set to Conduct Vigilant Guard 23-3 Exercise

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming National Guard is set to conduct Vigilant Guard 23-3, a comprehensive emergency response exercise aimed at enhancing public safety and community preparedness. The exercise will take place from June 12-15 in various locations throughout the state.

  • Degenfelder outlines vision for education in Wyoming

    CHEYENNE — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Megan Degenfelder released a strategic plan Thursday that will guide the Wyoming Department of Education for the next four years. It places an emphasis on parental empowerment, job preparation and developing citizenship for students.

  • UW gets $40.5M for carbon project

    CASPER — The University of Wyoming will receive $40.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a commercial carbon storage site in southwestern Wyoming, the School of Energy Resources announced Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Land Management has updated its schedule for five public meetings that will provide forums across the country for the public to learn more about the proposed Public Lands Rule and have questions answered.

    WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Land Management has updated its schedule for five public meetings that will provide forums across the country for the public to learn more about the proposed Public Lands Rule and have questions answered.

  • Marton Ranch acquisition public comments

    Senator Bob Ide of District 29 Natrona County has participated in the ongoing public comment period regarding the potential acquisition of the Marton Ranch in Natrona and Carbon Counties by the Federal Bureau of Land Management.

  • Major transmission project OK’d

    CASPER — The Biden administration has approved the TransWest Transmission Project, a high-voltage power line that will carry electricity 732 miles from Wyoming through Colorado, Utah and Nevada, the Bureau of Land Management announced Tuesday.

  • Report: Wyoming coal infrastructure can be ‘repurposed’

    Wyoming is home to a wealth of mining and coal-fired power generation infrastructure that will eventually be decommissioned, razed and shipped away, even as the state courts dozens of new manufacturing and other industrial projects.

  • Sheridan County school board approves first reading of policy to retain opt-out option solution for books

    SCSD2 discussed two versions of a policy to determine if the school board should ban explicit books from school libraries in the district. The board passed ILJ Version 1 on first reading Monday.

  • Texas couple sues to upend Teton County wildlife fencing regs

    A Texas couple is suing to remove Teton County’s new wildlife-friendly fencing regulations, sparking a legal debate about “tall horses,” the “police power of government” and who should protect Jackson Hole’s wildlife.

  • By Marit Gookin Lander Journal Via Wyoming News Exchange

    For two months this winter, Lander resident John Burrows was forced to haul water from neighbors after frozen pipes rendered his water service inoperable. He’s one of countless Fremont County residents who have struggled to deal with a winter like no other.

  • Expanded Property Tax Refund Program Open for Applications For the Herald

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming Department of Revenue is pleased to announce that the newly expanded property tax relief program for homeowners is now open for applications. The program assists eligible Wyoming homeowners who are struggling to pay their property taxes, which can often be a significant financial burden, especially for those with fixed or limited incomes.

  • Weston County commissioners to be questioned over secret ballot vote

    The Weston County commissioners involved in the secret ballot vote to replace former Rep. Hans Hunt in 2021 will be deposed in the coming days, according to information provided by the plaintiffs’ attorney Bruce Moats.

  • Make-A-Wish Wyoming celebrates 700-wish milestone

    Make-A-Wish Wyoming announced it is celebrating 700 wishes granted across the state since its inception in 1985; 10 of those wishes were granted for Goshen County families.

  • Delegation: Charges are ‘politically motivated’

    CASPER – Wyoming’s Washington, D.C. delegation described former president Donald Trump’s indictment Thursday over hush money payments to a porn star as “politically motivated,” despite differing in support toward the 2024 presidential hopeful.

  • School districts, families adjust to sunset of federal universal meals program

    When the federal program that paid for free meals for grade-school students during the pandemic ended last summer, some states stepped in to cover the cost for school districts to provide universal free meals for all students. Other school districts, like those in Sheridan County, reabsorbed those costs along with families of school children.

  • UW sorority suit ‘in the center of the culture wars’

    A lawsuit targeting Kappa Kappa Gamma and the first transgender woman to join its sorority ranks at the University of Wyoming could be the first of many.

  • Torrington family finds blood on McDonald’s order

    The last thing Robert Priest and his 11-year-old son expected to find with their McDonald’s order was what they suspected to be human blood.

  • Gasfield driller may fail to reach deadline ‘to be successful’

    The principal operator at the Moneta Divide gas- and oilfield is on the cusp of failing to receive a permit by a deadline it said was necessary for the company “to be successful.”

  • Wyoming congressional delegation request wildfire mitigation investment

    Wyoming’s congressional delegation wants the state included in the federal fight against wildfires.

  • Arson suspect released

    A woman accused of setting fire to a Casper abortion clinic is being released from jail to live with her parents while a federal grand jury considers her case.

  • Judge: Lawmakers can't 'legislate away a constitutional right'

    For the second time in eight months, Judge Melissa Owens has halted Wyoming lawmakers’ efforts to ban access to abortion.

  • Sheridan County emergency management promotes flood preparation

    When plenty of snowfall and rising temperatures meet, the risk of flooding increases. While there is little that can be done in the way of preventing nature’s calling, precautionary measures can help to decrease the damage experienced by nearby residents.

  • Remote public testimony secured for legislative interim

    The Wyoming Legislature’s Management Council voted Thursday to guarantee the availability of remote public testimony at committee meetings during the interim legislative session.

  • Hightman pleads guilty to three felonies, jailed until sentencing

    Nathan J. Hightman will await his sentencing hearing from jail after pleading guilty to three of the five felonies accusing him of financial crimes against his fiancé, Irene Gakwa, who has been missing from Gillette since last February.

  • Cattle producers watching for change in labeling rule

    Wyoming cattle producers are watching a new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture earlier this month, saying the change could provide more transparency for consumers and additional confidence in U.S. meat. The proposal would effectively close a labeling “loophole” that allows products to use “Product of USA” for beef and pork that is simply repackaged in the U.S.

  • Game and Fish works to protect private property from elk herd damage

    With a herd of 400 elk wandering through the vast fields and hobby farms near Heart Mountain, Wyoming Game and Fish Department game wardens and wildlife technicians have the important job of ensuring the herd doesn’t commingle with livestock or damage winter crops and fences.

  • Yellowstone rangers, guides seek union

    Interpretive rangers and other workers in Yellowstone National Park want to unionize.

  • Providers look to adapt as abortion outlawed

    Wyoming’s sweeping abortion ban has taken effect, shuttering the state’s only abortion provider and forcing doctors to adapt while they await an emergency hearing on a lawsuit filed in Teton County last week.

  • Republican lawmakers divided on scope of government

    The Wyoming Legislature adjourned the 2023 general session on March 3, but its last orders of business weren’t put to rest until Friday when Gov. Mark Gordon let several bills become law without his signature. That included a near-complete ban on abortion, which divided anti-abortion lawmakers over its constitutional implications. Gordon expressed similar concerns in a letter to the secretary of state explaining his decision.

  • Statewide reactions split as Gordon takes final action on bills

    Stakeholders had the weekend to sit with the final decisions announced Friday by Gov. Mark Gordon on several pieces of legislation passed during the recent general session.

  • Trans athlete ban lawsuit likely

    Wyoming’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization plans to file a lawsuit challenging new legislation banning transgender students from competing on interscholastic sports teams.

  • Cyrus Western censured by local GOP

    The Sheridan County Republican Party voted to censure Rep. Cyrus Western, R-Big Horn, at the Sheridan County Central Committee Meeting Saturday.

  • Grizzly hunt in Wyoming could target upwards of 39 bears

    Future Wyoming grizzly bear hunts — a near certainty if federal authorities approve the state’s petition to again remove the animals’ Endangered Species Act protections — would likely target more than triple the number of bruins than previously proposed hunts, according to a state analysis.