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The Department of Interior on Wednesday temporarily suspended issuing new federal oil and gas permits or leases for 60 days unless approved by new appointees, to give the agency time to review existing policies. 

For his 100th birthday, Evelino Cruz was rewarded with a trip to the doctor and a visit from the governor. 

A little over a month since opening the runs at Meadowlark Ski Lodge, owner Wayne Jones said the mountain “is in absolutely great shape.” 

CODY — State Legislators are considering a new tax assessed on Wyoming drivers as a way to raise funds for the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

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An adult male pedestrian was struck by a Johnson County School District bus Tuesday morning and died as a result of injuries he sustained. An investigation is ongoing according to Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder. The victim’s name has not been released.

As a region, the Mountain West proves the most vulnerable to suicide deaths, as its rate of death is 21.6 per 100,000 collectively, recording 5,364 suicide deaths in 2019.

Wyoming’s sole public four-year university needs to slash its budget as the state stares down a massive general fund deficit that has led to millions in cuts statewide.

SHERIDAN (WNE) — In its meeting Wednesday evening, Sheridan County School District 3 Board of Trustees approved beginning the process to pursue mothballing Arvada Elementary School.

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More than 75 people gathered beneath a flagpole on Main Street in Buffalo on Jan. 6 to express their support for President Donald Trump.

NEWCASTLE — After the denial of their most recent public health order variance requests, the Weston County Commissioners voted 4-1 on Jan. 5 to remove Dr. Mike Jording, the county’s public health officer. Jording has been serving the community in that capacity since 2004.

Speaking from their hotel room after 10 p.m. EST, they both lamented the fact that the breach of the Capitol was all that was being covered on the news. The reality of their experience — that of peaceful protesters gathered to support the president — was shared by so many there but being seen by few on the news.

2020 was a year of change. A year of COVID-19. A year like no other and, in a few lucky ways, a year like every other. A year that began much like most in Johnson County, quickly made a turn in March as COVID-19 took hold internationally and domestically. What was hoped to last for a few mon…

The annual Polar Plunge into Lake DeSmet made for a quick and frigid celebratory start to the new year as a group of nearly 100 people raced off of the beaches and into the water. The crowd moved in and out quickly making way for smaller groups to slowly move in and out at their own pace aft…

Members of the Buffalo Action Shooters met up for the regular monthly shooting competition at the shooting range on the Southeast side of Buffalo. The range has recently been updated, with new dirt allowing for the creation of several new lanes. The group was doing a handgun shooting competi…

Manufacturing dropped 49%, wholesale trade decreased 44% and construction declined by 39%. Financial activities, which includes vehicle and equipment rentals and leasing, dropped by 28%.

Barrasso saw both the uranium reserve, and adopted legislation, as big wins for Wyoming’s mineral industry, though some conservation and taxpayer advocates criticized the federal government for providing the country’s uranium industry with a lifeline. 

The first doses of coronavirus vaccine were administered Monday afternoon at the Johnson County Healthcare Center to noticeable excitement among staff. 

The act asks the Environmental Protection Agency to develop a competition to catalyze advancements in the field of carbon utilization and direct air capture research. It calls on the Council on Environmental Quality to come up with ways to accelerate the development of such projects too.

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On Sunday, a Buffalo resident was apprehended, confessed and was subsequently cited for illegal dumping of trash on public land in Mosier Gulch west of Buffalo. 

The annual Christmas Pageant put on each year by St. John the Baptist Catholic Church was one of the events still able to continue this year despite COVID-19, although not without changes. Normally the event is held live for an audience. This year to follow safe COVID-19 protocols, the play …

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During a year in which people are staying home for prolonged periods and isolating from other people, pet adoptions are up nationwide, and the trend has significantly increased the number of adoptions at the local animal shelter. 

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As the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine began arriving in five communities around Wyoming last week, health officials in Johnson County were refining the details of the county’s vaccine plan. 

When a nurse pierced emergency room worker Patrick Almond’s right arm with a syringe holding 0.3 milliliters of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Jackson on Wednesday, it marked the end of a long, cold trip for the concoction named BNT162b2. 

CHEYENNE — With Wyoming facing a structural revenue deficit worth hundreds of millions of dollars in its K-12 education fund, state lawmakers narrowly rejected a proposal to raise mill levies on properties to supplement education funding during a committee meeting last week.

June Taylor, 89 and a half, has over 100 nutcrackers out and on display in her home in Buffalo this holiday season. Taylor has 141 total nutcrackers but didn’t put out the smaller ones this year. While the nutcrackers didn’t start out as a collection, they quickly grew into the mass number s…

With a lucky patch of perfect weather, the Forest Service set out to spark a project long in the works - a prescribed burn of 10 units throughout the Bighorn National Forest. The burn project is aimed at thinning out timber and foliage in the designated areas all inside Buffalo’s watershed. …

The annual poll — conducted every winter by the federation’s Wyoming chapter — found that more than 81% of its membership opposes imposing sales taxes on services, one of the handful of revenue options backed by Gov. Mark Gordon as he seeks to make up for a massive budget shortfall in 2021.