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SHERIDAN — A Wyoming Retirement System plan currently serving 273 retirees and their beneficiaries, including 25 from Sheridan, will likely be exhausted sometime in 2026, according to the Wyoming Retirement System.A fix is still possible, according to the city of Sheridan’s Human Resources M…

Each team will receive $7.5 million of the overall $20 million prize pool of the Carbon XPrize. The other $5 million was awarded in $500,000 payments to each of the 10 finalist teams in the competition.

GREYBULL — The demise of House Bill 173, which would have changed the way the state funds its school districts, served as a reminder of the deep philosophical differences between the two chambers in the state legislature, according to Rep. Jamie Flitner of Shell.

On a sunny spring morning at Meadowlark Ski Lodge, 82-year-old Stan Wostenberg walked to the bed of his truck and started to unclip the straps holding in his orange and black Ski-Doo snowmobile. 

POWELL — The further west the caravan of state-green trucks traveled Tuesday, the harder the snow fell. After starting the week in temperatures that were 30 to 40 degrees below normal and facing a long day in the ice cold river, most would entertain thoughts of waiting for warmer weather. 

Meadowlark finished out their season of skiing and snowboarding on Sunday, April 4, 2021 with bright sunshine and warm weather. Over the weekend the mountain was busy with locals and visitors alike taking their final trips down the mountain for the year. 

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The Foley family has been shearing Johnson Counties sheep for almost 35 years. The crew travels around Johnson and neighboring counties spending early mornings and long days running sheep through the shearing trailer and tossing full wool fleeces out every few minutes. Dave Foley and his son…

In response to President Joe Biden's executive actions, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis and Gov. Mark Gordon made statements strongly supporting the Second Amendment. 

Just over one year ago churches were just one of countless businesses and organizations forced to close their doors in precaution to the growing COVID-19 pandemic. As restrictions changed and shifted throughout the year with masks, vaccines and social distancing, many churches in Johnson Cou…

The annual Big Horn Mountain Radio Egg Hunt returned this year after taking last year off due to COVID-19. The eggs were spread across three different sections for the different age groups and were staggered in starts. Immediately after the eggs were picked up kids sat on the ground, dumped …

“A lot of that came down to just availability of the artists,” he said. “The country artists seemed more eager to get on the road. Most hip-hop and rock artists, from what we’re seeing, they’re planning more of a fall tour, so the availability was not there.”

With Wyoming facing a roughly $300 million annual funding shortfall in its K-12 education system, Gordon said the time has come for him to take a more direct role in the discussions over how the state’s schools are funded.

 

JACKSON — Thousands of times a year, motorists inadvertently smash into Wyoming wildlife like mule deer, elk and pronghorn antelope, littering highway right-of-ways with carcasses that sometimes include dozens or hundreds of pounds of fresh, lean, edible meat.

CASPER – A bill that would have found slight cuts to Wyoming’s $300 million education funding shortfall died Wednesday after Senate leadership declined to continue negotiating with the House of Representatives. 

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 officials will be seeking a variance to the state’s mask order for schools possibly as early as this week.For the handful of students and parents attending the SCSD2 Board of Trustees meeting Monday, however, that’s not soon enough. Several of the…

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For the first time in more than a year, Doris McCune and Shirley Shelton saw each other clearly. 

Now, a more flexible and wide-reaching program run by the Department of Family Services is aiming to distribute $180 million in its first wave of assistance to renters and landlords. 

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For local veterinarian Dr. Teresa Bessler, one of the best parts of the job is the day to day variety. As a sort of general practitioner, Bessler works with both large and small animals, keeping every day open to surprises. She has been working in Buffalo for the past 15 years at Buffalo Vet…

Gordon, who also issued a few vetoes of specific items within the gargantuan budget, described his decisions in a letter to leaders of both chambers Thursday, stating “these are not easy decisions to make, but this discussion on the fundamental question of the role of government has been a necessity.”

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Cold temperatures and snow mark the winter months as activity slows and the world seems to get quieter. For ranchers, winter means more layers, more expenses and a keen eye on livestock.

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Sean McCallister is resigning from his post as Johnson County Healthcare Center’s CEO, the facility announced on Friday.

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Easter services for churches in Johnson County.

JACKSON — The National Elk Refuge’s big rigs spewed out alfalfa pellets for the last time in 2021 on Monday, marking the end of a feeding season that has been abridged by about two weeks to meet management goals.

CHEYENNE — A proposal to address a $300 million shortfall to Wyoming’s K-12 education funding model is headed to the Senate floor, but a sales tax hike won’t be a part of the possible solution.

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The Annual Buffalo Business Expo brought out a variety of local businesses together in the Bomber Mountain Civic Center on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Community members came out to browse some gifts and products as well as to learn about the services of other businesses ranging from oil change…

CHEYENNE — In an unprecedented vote, the Wyoming House of Representatives gave its final support Wednesday to a bill authorizing the expansion of Medicaid coverage to an estimated 24,000 low-income residents in the state, marking a level of support among lawmakers that has not been seen sinc…

CASPER — After debating for much of the afternoon, the Wyoming House of Representatives passed a bill to fund K-12 education Tuesday. That bill will now go before the Senate, and the House now must consider the Senate’s education funding proposal, which that chamber passed last week. 

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In this week’s print edition of the Bulletin, it was reported that masks would no longer be required, however, the approval of the exception does not necessarily mean that, as administrators will decide the best path forward for the district in the coming days. 

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CHEYENNE — With about a week and a half left in the Wyoming Legislature’s general session, a slew of bills addressing everything from marijuana to seat belt use failed due to them not being considered by Monday night, their swift deaths brought about by a procedural deadline.

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Great American Outdoors Act will bring millions of dollars to Bighorn National Forest for repairs, maintenance

CASPER — An effort by lawmakers to defend Wyoming’s leading industry gained ground Monday after a pair of bills aimed at slowing coal plant closures cleared the House.

GILLETTE — Paul Langevin first noticed the unusual substance beneath the ice on Keyhole Reservoir in December.As he’s done for decades, Langevin headed out on the frozen lake to bore a hole and drop a line.But when he broke through the thick layer of ice, it wasn’t just water that sprang up …