• Wyoming spared the worst of opioid crisis, but abuse persistent

    CHEYENNE – Wyoming hasn’t seen the type of opioid addiction that has plagued other states across the country. But even with lower levels compared to states like West Virginia and Ohio, the Equality State hasn’t escaped the crisis unscathed.

  • Residents fret about oilfield dumping plan for Bighorn River

    Residents downstream of Boysen Reservoir — where state officials want to OK the discharge of tons of oilfield pollutants — say they weren’t given adequate notice and time to comment on the plan.

  • EHV-1 infected horse reported in Johnson County

    GILLETTE - Laboratory confirmation of a Johnson County horse infected with Equine Herpesvirus neurologic disease, or Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), was received by Wyoming Livestock Board (WLSB) staff veterinarians on Thursday, April 4. The horse has been quarantined to its premise in Johnson County with 19 other horses.

  • Lack of regulations, testing options lead to hemp seizures in Evanston.

    EVANSTON — On March 6, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon signed legislation making hemp possession and production legal within the state, which was welcome news to those who view hemp as an agricultural commodity and a possible economic benefit to Wyoming. However, that enthusiasm may be blunted by the potentially long and twisted road ahead for Wyoming hemp producers and transporters.

  • 2019 Construction Season gets going in Wyoming

    The Wyoming Department of Transportation will continue with several ongoing projects as well as start new projects in 2019 that will improve road conditions and traffic flow for motorists. Construction crews are expected to start work within the next few weeks, with the majority of the work taking place during the spring, summer and fall months.

  • Study warns of more troubles for Powder River Basin

    CASPER — A new study from the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, a think tank advocating a transition away from fossil fuels, charts the decline of the Powder River Basin coal industry and warns of more difficulties to come.

  • Wyoming Business Tips For March 18-22

    A weekly look at issues facing Wyoming business owners and entrepreneurs from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

  • Storm rages - Cheyenne State Offices remain closed

    Governor Mark Gordon announced that State Offices in Cheyenne will remain closed through Thursday, March 14. Other state offices may also remain closed or have delayed openings depending on their local weather conditions.

  • BLM seeks public input on Shirley Basin in-situ uranium recovery proposal

    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office is seeking public input on a proposal to develop the Shirley Basin in-situ uranium mine, submitted by Pathfinder Mines Corp. The proposed project would be 40 miles south of Casper on a former uranium mine that operated from the 1960s through the 1990s. Input received during this preliminary scoping period will help the BLM determine the best approach to analyzing the proposal

  • Wyoming’s middle class faces highest insurance cost

    High health insurance premiums are walloping Wyoming’s middle class. A new Kaiser Family Foundation report shows that the Cowboy State has the highest average premiums in the nation for individuals who do not qualify for subsidies. For example, a 40-year-old in the state who makes $50,000 would pay about 14 percent of that yearly income in premiums for the cheapest plan. The problem worsens with age. The Affordable Care Act allows premiums for older adults to be three times those for their younger peers. In Teton County a 60-year-old with the same annual income of $50,000 could end up paying as much as $1,237 a month for the lowest-cost plan — 30 percent of that annual income. That’s not affordable, according to the Affordable Care Act.

  • NEWS BRIEFS for Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    NEWS BRIEFS for Wednesday, March 6, 2019

  • Game and Fish proposes new migration corridor protection

    The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing to officially designate and protect two western-Wyoming ungulate migration corridors.

  • BLM leases 23,000 acres in sage grouse ‘Golden Triangle’

    The Bureau of Land Management on Friday auctioned oil and gas leases on 23,626 acres of greater sage grouse habitat in the Golden Triangle, home to the highest concentration of grouse in the world.

  • As smoke clears, House and Senate reload for 2020 budget

    Following weeks of House and Senate theatrics, 14 line-item vetoes by Gov. Mark Gordon and two veto overrides by the Legislature the state’s supplementary budget bill came out of the 2019 legislative session looking much like it did going into it.

  • State wants to protect pronghorn route

    JACKSON — Wyoming wants to protect a celebrated pathway for Jackson Hole pronghorn that kicked off a national discussion of big-game migrations in the American West.

  • Company begins laying 55 miles of pipe in Converse Co.

    DOUGLAS — They crisscross the county like inelegant streams and rivers, linking oil fields to hubs in an asymmetrical web.

  • Two coal ash disposal sites among worst for contamination

    CASPER — Ash produced after burning coal in power plants is polluting groundwater with toxins like arsenic, and disposal sites at two coal-fired plants in Wyoming ranked third and fourth worst for contamination nationwide, according to a report published Monday by environmental groups.

  • Legislature seeks a way to update oil and gas regs

    CHEYENNE — The Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Interim Committee will spend the interim updating the state's oil and gas regulations to help fix a logjam between developers looking to lock up drilling rights.

  • Crossover voting bill revived

    Throughout the 2019 Legislative Session, the Wyoming Republican Party has made its No. 1 priority clear: ending the practice of crossover voting — switching one’s party to vote in an opposing race — in the state’s elections.

  • Man sentenced to prison on rare rustling conviction

    Under cover of night, 63-yearold Robert Blaylock snuck onto a Boxelder Road ranch to do some rustling. He had plenty of rope, a flashlight and everything he needed to make a quick buck off a Converse County rancher’s hard work.

  • Bill repealing death penalty gets first OK

    An effort to repeal Wyoming's death penalty passed its first reading Wednesday afternoon in one of the most intense moments of this year's session so far.

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Town of Lusk grateful for Campbell County Sheriff’s generosity

LUSK - Recently, Sheriff Matheny and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department made a generous donation to the Lusk Police Department (LPD) in the form of a white Dodge Charger.

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Proactive approach to school safety on the agenda for Niobrara County

The Niobrara County School District convened their regular meeting on Monday, May 13 at 7 p.m.

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Rancher’s Feed and Supply rewards customer loyalty

LUSK - Rancher’s Feed and Supply in Lusk, WY was one of the highest retailers in total sales of Merck Vaccine for 2018.

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Marian Browder 8/27/1924 – 5/6/2019

Marian Jeanette Thompson Browder died at the age of 94 at Cozy Corner in Lusk, Wyoming, May 6th, 2019 around midnight of natural causes.

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After slow start to season, Tiger Golf picks up for the win.

SUNDANCE - The Tiger Golf Team traveled to Sundance and for the first time this spring they played against 2A competition.

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LUSK - The Tiger tracksters had a busy week starting with six athletes traveling to Scottsbluff on Tuesday to compete in the annual Best in the West track meet with the best track athletes in southeast Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle.

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Tiger golf team starts season in Douglas

DOUGLAS - The Tiger Golf Team kicked off the spring season with a tournament at the Douglas Golf Course against mostly 4A and 3A competition.

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Niobrara wrestlers represent their home state well.

Des Moines, Iowa – On March 28 two Niobrara County wrestlers, Nathan Fish and Colton Coffman boarded the bus for the AAU National Middle School Dual tournament in Des Moines, Iowa.

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4-H Challenge shoot huge success

Lusk -The 30th Annual 4-H Shooting Sports Challenge Shoot was held on March 17 at the Niobrara County Fairgrounds. The late Ernie Lemons, long time Niobrara County 4-H Shooting Sports Leader started the Challenge Shoot in 1989 and this event continues to be a success and enjoyed by many in 2019.

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