Spurred by constituent accounts of harassment and bullying by teachers and coaches, the Legislature’s Joint Education Committee debated Tuesday how to best hold K-12 employees accountable when they behave inappropriately with students.
Lawmakers, looking to alleviate Wyoming’s mental health professional shortage, are considering measures that would make it easier for practitioners to work across state lines.
JACKSON — After a candidate who ran on mistrust of the 2020 election won the Republican primary to be Wyoming's top election official, a state legislative committee moved Thursday to consider a bill that would strip the secretary of state of its sole authority to oversee elections.
Moose resident Marian Meyers admitted that she didn’t do all of her homework ahead of showing up to the polls Tuesday at the Teton County Recreation Center.
UPDATE: Thursday afternoon after the Jackson Hole Daily had gone to press, Ninth Judicial District Judge Melissa Owens issued an order vacating the Aug. 24 hearing date. The hearing has been reset for Oct. 27, 2022 at 1:30 pm. According to Judge Owens' office, it is a remote status-schedulin…
CHEYENNE — Gasoline prices are falling nationwide, prices at gas stations across the state draw closer to the U.S. average, and experts say prices in many places may decline further still.
CASPER — The federal government must reevaluate the environmental impacts of coal mining on federal lands before it can issue new leases, a judge ruled Friday.
LARAMIE — As Wyoming residents and businesses struggle with inflation and staffing shortages, more than 25% of Cowboy State workers face another hurdle in surviving a turbulent economy: low wages.
CASPER — Former President Donald Trump made endorsements in three of Wyoming’s state races Friday evening.
POWELL — Yellowstone National Park announced an ambitious goal of finishing temporary repairs of the Northeast Entrance road by mid-October and has forged a deal with the Montana and Wyoming transportation departments to plow “the plug” this coming winter, if necessary.
JACKSON — Teton County District Judge Melissa Owens issued her full order restraining enforcement of Wyoming’s abortion ban.
CASPER — A Republican gubernatorial challenger asked a fellow candidate to drop out of the race after alleging during a Thursday debate at Central Wyoming College that he did not meet residency requirements.
When the U.S. Supreme Court two weeks ago overturned Roe v. Wade, Wyoming was one of 13 states prepared to capitalize on the moment and enact an abortion ban “trigger bill.” Most abortions in Wyoming will likely be illegal once Gov. Mark Gordon certifies the bill.
JACKSON —U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said Friday she’s committed to helping Yellowstone National Park rebuild after historic flooding, but she hasn’t yet secured the funding to do so.
SUBLETTE COUNTY — Natalie Strong took a moment outside of the All American Fuel convenience store in Big Piney to think back on Jan. 6, 2021, the day a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol.
CASPER — Rep. Liz Cheney voted Friday in favor of one of the largest gun control bills in decades, joining 13 other House Republicans to send it to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature.
JACKSON — Barely a week after floods wiped out roads in the northern part of Yellowstone National Park, officials plan to reopen the park’s southern loop Wednesday with a license plate-based system to control the amount of visitors to the park’s southern half.
CHEYENNE — Health care advocates told legislators Friday that a lack of mental health resources, such as emergency centers, infrastructure, staff and funding has caused crisis care gaps in Wyoming.
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources committee is considering a controversial bill draft requiring separate hunting licenses for white-tailed deer and mule deer.
CASPER — Wyomingites have until June 6 to apply for a partial property tax refund for 2021. To qualify for the state’s refund program, funded this year for the first time since 2019, you must own a home and have lived in Wyoming for at least five years.
SHERIDAN — Months after the Wyoming Legislature approved a recommendation to increase the allocation of “Big 5” hunting licenses to resident hunters, the Wyoming Wildlife Task Force has returned with an additional suggestion.
CASPER — The Biden administration’s extended delay of onshore oil and gas leasing in the U.S. is illegal, attorneys for the state of Wyoming and industry groups argued Friday in a federal courtroom in Cheyenne.
SHERIDAN — Laramie County lost the bulk of its representation at the Wyoming Republican Party state convention Saturday morning. After nearly two hours of procedural maneuvering and debate, the body voted not to seat all 37 delegates from the state’s most populous county.
After fewer than two hours of deliberation Friday, a Carbon County jury found four Missouri hunters not guilty of trespassing for corner crossing at the Elk Mountain Ranch in 2021.
CASPER — In Jackson, workers camp out in cars and tents.
There’s a simple way to predict how much public testimony to expect at the start of a committee meeting, according to Sen. Chris Rothfuss (D-Laramie).
CASPER — A bill to end the practice of crossover voting is headed to the House after lengthy debate about what it means to be a Republican in Wyoming today.
CASPER — The Republican National Committee voted Friday to censure Rep. Liz Cheney over her service on the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.
The deaths of another 25 Wyoming residents have been linked to the coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Tuesday.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County and Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has requested assistance from the Wyoming attorney general in managing the case of Clayvin Herrera, an enrolled member of the Crow Tribe of Indians charged with violating Game and Fish Department hunting guidelines.
The Wyoming state government is struggling to attract and retain enough qualified employees to accomplish the state’s work and meet its obligations, according to recent reports by the Department of Administration and Information.A WyoFile analysis of state data found that turnover rates at n…
POWELL — Architect Soo K. Chan has designed high-rise apartments in Singapore, boutique villas in Bali and highend condominiums in New York City. Now, the award-winning architect is seeking to build a unique resort at the mouth of the Clarks Fork Canyon.
The way Rep. Lloyd Larsen (R-Lander) sees it, the $1 billion-plus windfall coming to Wyoming through the American Rescue Plan Act is a little like an inheritance from grandma.
GILLETTE — Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 5, Josiah Brown celebrated 215 straight days of sobriety. It was the longest he’d been voluntarily sober since before he was a teenager.“This is the longest I’ve ever been sober, wanting to be sober,” he said.Brown, now 18, was 11 or 12 when he had his fi…
LARAMIE — Living in Antarctica means adjusting to altitude, high-velocity dry winds and periods of biting cold. That’s why one Laramie resident found Wyoming a perfect training ground for life on the coldest continent on earth.
JACKSON — Jonathan Lounds had just proposed to his girlfriend in the Tetons when the couple heard their dog was missing.
GILLETTE (WNE) — No one was hurt Thursday afternoon when a kettle corn trailer parked in the lot between Creative Beverages and EZ Too Auto Wash exploded.
CASPER — A decision is in for unit 2 of the Jim Bridger Power Plant. And it’s not the news the state was hoping for.
JACKSON — “These are insane numbers.”
CASPER — Wyoming has officially asked for grizzly bears to be removed from the endangered species list.
The deaths of another 16 Wyoming residents have been linked to the coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Tuesday.
The latest data on greater sage grouse in Wyoming indicate an “alarming” likelihood of populations regressing to a 1996 nadir, the state’s top grouse biologist said Thursday.
GILLETTE (WNE) — The woman accused of stealing $189,075 from Personal Frontiers while working as the executive director of the drug and alcohol abuse counseling center has signed a plea agreement in the case.
Jenny and Dan Catone say they have lost $500,000 on the home they were having built near Powell because shoddy work left it uninhabitable. The couple has been told it will be more cost-effective to tear the home down than to try to fix the problems. (Photo by Kevin Killough, Powell Tribune)
NEWCASTLE — Craig Overman has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease since 2015, but in the past year, he decided to participate in a trial of the deep brain stimulation technology provided by Abbott Laboratories, a medical device company. DBS “is a process that sends electrical impulses to…
CASPER — A little more than a year into the pandemic, Wyoming’s unemployment numbers remain better than the national average, according to a March report released on Monday by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research & Planning Section.
SHERIDAN — You hear the quilters of Trinity Lutheran Church before you see them, before you’ve descended the stairs to the church basement. You hear pieces of conversation, favorite old stories and lots of laughter. Laughter most of all. If you ask the ladies how long they’ve been meeting he…
GILLETTE — “Imagine you’re in NASA’s spacecraft for three days straight, with nothing to do but think about traveling to the moon.”That’s how Tayvin Anderson, a Stocktrail Elementary School fifth grader, began an essay. And in due time, that same essay will be aboard the Artemis 1 spacecraft…
CHEYENNE — During the final days of the 2021 legislative session, Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow expressed both praise for an imminent K-12 school funding deal and concern for the long-term future of the state’s school funding model.
After gaining final support from the Senate on Friday, House Bill 127 will now return to its chamber of origin for a concurrence vote. If the House rejects the changes to the bill made in the Senate, legislative leadership will appoint a joint conference committee consisting of members from both chambers to hash out their differences.
CASPER — Any Wyomingite age 16 or older is now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Mark Gordon’s office announced Wednesday.