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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.

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.

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.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management kicks-off the summer with four June wild horse and burro adoptions in Wyoming. Untrained horses and burros will be offered to qualified adopters on a first-come, first-served basis for a $125 fee. Below are the scheduled adoption events for the month of June:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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