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Students and staff will not be required to wear masks in Johnson County School buildings when they return to school later this month. That is according to a press release sent Monday from the Johnson County COVID Task Force. 

The Pioneer and Classic Car Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of the summer months to hang out with friends, show off their favorite cars and enjoy hopefully cool evening weather. People show up when they can, bringing different cars and arriving to lots of waves and cheers from …

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GILLETTE — Given the choice of what to hear first, good news or bad news, Powder River Basin coal producers and the thousands of people who work the mines are used to asking for the good news —only to be told there is none.

As the woman stood just 10 yards from the mother grizzly, snapping photos with her smartphone, the sow made a bluff charge, and one of her cubs scampered into the woods. Investigators determined that the bear came within 15 feet of the woman, who quickly dropped the phone to her side and walked away.

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Johnson County 4-H hosted their annual Mountain Camp during the last weekend of June, which this year meant pushing through lots of rain to enjoy the tropical Hawaiian theme. The kids arrived, in the rain, on Friday afternoon to set up their tents, in the rain, and then return for an afterno…

JACKSON — A soupy mix of beans, rice and quinoa down the hatch, Erica Robertson prepared to get cozy last Thursday evening at one of her favorite places to call home: Curtis Canyon.

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The official kickoff for this year’s Johnson County Fair and Rodeo takes place at 6:30 p.m. Friday with a concert featuring John King and Sam Munsick. Here is the schedule for the 10-day event: 

Just eight Wyoming counties are seeing low enough transmission for that recommendation not to apply, according to state data. That list includes Crook, Hot Springs, Johnson, Natrona, Niobrara, Sheridan, Washakie and Weston counties.

CODY — A Crandall rancher had his more than $120,000 request in reimbursement for cattle losses caused by grizzly bears and wolves in 2020 mostly rejected by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission on July 15.

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Former U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi died late Monday after being seriously injured in a bicycle accident in Gillette on Friday.A post on Enzi’s Facebook page said the former Wyoming legislator died Monday at the UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado, where he was flown for trea…

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The variant is estimated to be 60% more transmissible than its mutated predecessor the Alpha variant, or B.1.1.7, which in turn is roughly 50% more contagious than the initial virus strain. And it’s overtaken the state as our rate of new vaccinations stalls.

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Grouse Mountain Archery hosted their annual 3D archery shoot at the range just west of Buffalo. The fundraiser event helps to raise money for the club and get people out and shooting during the summer. The club hopes to use the money raised to buy more permanent targets for the range. 

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Buffalo hosted a weekend chalk art and music festival on Saturday, July 17 as residents and visitors were encouraged to visit downtown and add their own chalk creations in front of stores. Booths were set up in Crazy Woman Square with food and gifts from local businesses and music and dance …

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The annual BigHorn Bluegrass Camp filled the Johnson County Fairgrounds with music last week as kids learned new instruments and new musical skills during the week in anticipation of the final show on Friday evening. The student and teacher show was held in the backyard of the Occidental Hot…

Before reaching its resting place on the grounds of Cheyenne Frontier Days, D. Michael Thomas’ larger-than-life statue of famed cowboy and country singer Chris LeDoux made the trek through Johnson County on a flatbed advertising its oversized load.

The steep decline was caused in part by the pandemic-fueled drop in energy demand, coupled with natural gas prices being driven down simultaneously by the pandemic. But it also reflects an ongoing shift away from coal in both domestic and international markets.

The software, still in the beta phase, is geared toward young people, providing them with a digital, interactive extension of interpretative signage and other features passed annually by the million or so annual visitors who go check out Jenny Lake. 

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Creekside Performing Arts recently put on a children's performance of the show "Shrek Jr. the Musical." The show was largely produced using kids of all ages, who took the stage alongside a few adults to bring Shrek to Buffalo. The show — which was Creekside's summer production — had three sh…

JACKSON — Sandwiched between staff promotion and visitation tips, Yellowstone National Park’s Instagram page has a screenshot from a video taken by park visitor Darcie Addington.In the image, which has been liked more than 50,000 times and likely seen by a good fraction of the park’s 1.2 mil…

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CASPER — The University of Wyoming on Tuesday proposed sweeping changes at the institution, including budget cuts that would lay off 75 positions — some tenured, a reorganization of a slew of academic departments, and the formation of a school of computing — among other additions.

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Residents of Turkey Lane are fed up with noisy disturbances and excessive traffic caused by users of the Clear Creek Trail System, and they have asked the Buffalo City Council to move the Mentock Trail parking lot, which is located at the end of their street.

District court judges are appointed for life, subject to Senate confirmation and responsible for the oversight of all federal jurisdiction cases in Wyoming, overseeing everything from civil to criminal cases. 

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The Johnson County 4-H sports fishing program hosted their annual end of year fishing derby on Friday, July 2, 2021 at Meadowlark Lake. The kids spent the morning fishing in the lake and the creek above the lake, although fish weren't biting much in Meadowlark. They rotate through different …

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The Bulls A team hosted their final home game of the season on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at Prosinski Park. As the final game, the team celebrated lone graduating senior Olie Wagner with a senior presentation and recognition for his years on the team as we moves forward. They played Thermopol…

CHEYENNE – Jayden Roccaforte has been asked too many times in his life “What are you?” to actually keep count. It’s not even uncommon for someone to try to touch his curly hair, asking him what race his parents are and inquiring about his skin color. Roccaforte and most of his family members…

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Consistently worsening drought and skyrocketing hay prices in Wyoming are causing issues for livestock owner’s pocketbooks and their ability to sustain full herds. 

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A semitrailer traveling eastbound on U.S. Highway 16 West Wednesday night crashed through the “CatchNET” runaway truck arrester on Highway 16. The truck broke through all 10 gates before plunging into Mosier Gulch below, but no one was hurt in the accident. The accident happened about 9 p.m.

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After more than five years of collaboration between county commissioners, Bureau of Land Management officials, recreational users and conservation groups, seven Wilderness Study Areas in Wyoming are one step closer to having their management status made permanent. 

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In celebration of the Fourth of July, the fireworks truck cycled customers through as they picked up their holiday treats. Meanwhile the hot weather kept kids and families out and about at the pool in an attempt to stay cool and enjoy the holiday before the lunch and dinner feasts. 

SHERIDAN (WNE) — Wyoming Game and Fish Department personnel received a report the evening of July 1 that a black bear had been shot and killed by a homeowner near Red Grade Road.