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The annual bluegrass camp and shows held at the Occidental hotel returned again this year for a long weekend of music, learning and bluegrass community. Musicians from around the country joined for the event to teach classes and perform, and local students attended to begin or continue learn…

POWELL — Yellowstone National Park officials are ramping up plans for its 150th birthday celebration. However, thanks to the global pandemic, the party will be somewhat subdued. 

As the owner of Crenshaw Craftsmanship in Lander, Adam Crenshaw, 41, has seen the effects of the changing workforce. He isn’t currently attempting to recruit employees, but said he has conversations weekly with construction colleagues who are struggling to hire. Crenshaw believes the labor s…

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Countless studies have chronicled the importance of Wyoming’s mule deer migrations. They’re some of the longest in the world, stretching, in some instances, across hundreds of miles. Scientists know from GPS collar data, trail-camera images and tireless work that those migration paths are so…

Nearly six months after the retirement of area 4-H extension educator Blaine Horn, the University of Wyoming and Johnson County are moving forward to fill the extension position with an agriculture-based educator who will serve just Johnson County.

CASPER — Surges in COVID-19 cases and rising hospitalizations did little to affect demand for vaccinations in Wyoming since the doses arrived here more than a year ago, data shows. Around 10,000 people signed up for appointments, put themselves on waiting lists or showed up to public clinics…

SHERIDAN — Taylor Kerns, owner of the Western Heritage Meat Company in Sheridan, doesn’t mince words when discussing the impact the “Big Four” meatpackers have on the meatpacking industry.“The short answer is that, if things continue the way they’ve been going, the American cowboy will be de…

GILLETTE — Alexa Kinney, who is from Gillette and was contracted as a public relations consultant for Campbell County Health in 2021, pleaded guilty earlier this month to federal charges of wire fraud, using an unauthorized credit card and making false claims to the Internal Revenue Service.

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As the Greater Sage-Grouse population in northeast Wyoming dwindles, the Bureau of Land Management is working to reclaim some land disturbed by energy development and wildfires — two of the biggest threats to the population's survival. 

GILLETTE — Wyoming’s economy continued to rebound in the third quarter of 2021, but its growth has slowed down. And thanks to the highest prices of oil and natural gas seen in several years, the mining industry had a relatively good quarter.On the whole, Wyoming recorded about 6,800 or 2.4% …

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CHEYENNE (WNE) — Three members of a family pleaded guilty Thursday morning in Laramie County District Court after they were accused of working together to steal from a local contractor.

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The committee is planning at least one, and perhaps several, more meetings on the redistricting plan before the Legislature convenes Feb. 14 for the 2022 Budget Session. 

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The year began with hope: hope for a new vaccine, hope for the end of a pandemic, hope for a return to normal. And for the most part, normal did return. Events from the past happened once again, smiles emerged in school hallways as mask requirements were adjusted and summer returned with sev…

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Sean Bissett, a police officer with more than 20 years of experience, was sworn in as Buffalo’s new chief of police on Tuesday night. 

CHEYENNE — As state legislators continue to discuss redistricting plans, they debated Tuesday whether a statewide plan should cause the least disruption to current boundaries or be an accurate reflection of Wyoming’s changing population.By Dec. 28, there were four statewide redistricting pla…

CHEYENNE — Wyoming personal injury lawyer Jason Ochs spent years fighting for accountability for primary pharmaceutical distributors’ role in the opioid epidemic, and it has finally paid off.

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CASPER — There is an amendment to Gov. Mark Gordon’s proposed budget in the works that would seek to address Wyoming’s incarceration rate of juveniles, which is one of the highest in rates in the nation.

JACKSON — As a gaggle of grad students milled about, probing, prodding and drawing blood from three bighorn sheep, Aly Courtemanch was keeping her eyes peeled for something in particular.

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POWELL — A post-World War II uprising in Hungary attracted the attention of a 12-year-old Powell boy and inspired a life of stamp collecting. Hungarians revolted against their Stalinist government in October of 1956, but their declaration of freedom was quickly crushed by Russian tanks and t…

CODY — It may mean a career change is in order for anyone else who is attacked at work and suffers fractures to both bones in the lower left leg, but for bullfighter Dusty Tuckness it’s just another day at the office.

KEMMERER — The Wyoming Energy Authority and the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources presented a recent webinar titled “Advanced Nuclear 101” to provide expert information and to answer questions involving the proposed Natrium nuclear plant to be built near Kemmerer. 

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Four hunters contesting criminal trespass charges in Carbon County have pushed the debate about corner crossing — stepping over private property to reach public land — into the judicial system, with implications that could impact 1.6 million landlocked acres in five western states.

CASPER — A number of the top 10 states with the largest population growth from 2020 to 2021 were Wyoming’s neighbors, but the Cowboy State fell far behind. Half of the top ten states, including the top four states, with the largest annual percent population growth were in the West: Idaho led…

CASPER — The coal industry has had an unexpectedly good year. After tumbling 18% in 2020 compared to 2019, U.S. thermal coal use is expected to climb 21% through the end of 2021, according to a report published recently by the International Energy Agency (IEA). 

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Nine years ago, D’Ron and Jason Campbell made a decision that felt a little radical at the time. They pulled their daughter Kaitlyn, then in fifth grade, out of the local elementary school in the tiny town of Saratoga and enrolled her in one of Wyoming’s statewide virtual education programs.

Main Street was a little busier last Thursday morning as HGTV film crew members, city staff and curious onlookers mingled beneath the gaze of four wooden bison attached to city hall. 

Interest in water issues is higher than the water itself these days. At a three-hour public forum hosted by the county, about 25 people questioned local officials and listened to them discuss the water issues Johnson County faces, most prominently consistent water shortages.

State Rep. John Winter (R-Thermopolis) and State Rep. Albert Sommers (R-Pinedale) are introducing a bill in the upcoming legislative session that would exempt outfitters and guides from the current lodging tax.

The number of active coronavirus cases fell by 156 over the weekend, dropping below 1,000 for the first time since August.Wyoming Department of Health figures showed the department received 151 reports of new laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases over the weekend and 27 reports of new proba…

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JACKSON — Fall Creek Road residents are sounding the alarm over the possibility that dozens of high-end commercial campsites, roads and related infrastructure could be carved into the lower flanks of Munger Mountain.A Wyoming-owned 640-acre section of land that raises money for the state’s s…