LANDER – For the first time, Wyoming’s greater sage grouse team is recommending the governor adopt an explicit policy to increase the bird’s population and expand its habitat, instead of simply minimizing their declines.
An Albany County District Court judge on Tuesday ordered the University of Wyoming to present for her private review contested documents regarding former university President Laurie Nichols, who was demoted without explanation.
CASPER — Few bills in the Wyoming Legislature the past several years have elicited more controversy — or soul-searching about Wyoming’s future — than the National Retail Fairness Act, a corporate income tax proposal by Casper Republican Rep. Jerry Obermueller. The bill was intended to target…
CODY — Wire-tapped phone calls, familial accusations and disputed evidence made up just some of the heavy topics brought up during two different preliminary hearings Thursday in Park County Circuit Court.
CHEYENNE – Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis ended speculation about whether she plans to campaign to replace longtime Sen. Mike Enzi, officially throwing her hat in the ring Thursday.
Revenue Committee takes another crack at fuel tax
CHEYENNE — Wyoming’s wind is a highly desirable commodity in renewable energy. But trying to increase revenue from the industry might drive investors away from the state and into the arms of Wyoming’s three biggest competitors for wind.
CASPER — A new poll leaked to a conservative media outlet shows Rep. Liz Cheney leading former Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis by more than 20 points in a hypothetical head-to-head primary matchup for outgoing Sen. Mike Enzi’s seat, though neither woman has declared their intentions for 2020.
DOUGLAS — Shopko closed its doors June 18, but local retailers say they’re already ahead of the game, expanding choices and inventory.
Shockwaves hit the Powder River Basin as coal company Blackjewel LLC filed for bankruptcy and then laid off hundreds of workers Monday.
SHERIDAN – Going from you front door to the outdoors is easier than ever before thanks to Hidden Hoot Trail – the latest addition to a growing suite of non-motorized recreation trails built and maintained by Sheridan Community Land Trust.
Maintaining stability in the Secretary of State’s office played a role in Gov. Mark Gordon’s decision to choose a different candidate over Secretary of State Ed Buchanan for a judgeship, Gordon said at a press conference Thursday.
CHEYENNE – Federal agencies in Wyoming say they are ready to deal with the upcoming wildfire seasons, despite the 35-day federal government shutdown at the beginning of the year that delayed preparation.
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Transportation Aeronautics Commission unanimously approved a contract between the state and SkyWest Airlines Monday, officially selecting SkyWest as the state’s preferred carrier for four critical air service communities, including Sheridan.
SHERIDAN — More than 475 community members made history as they marched from the Cozy Corner on Coffeen Avenue through much of Sheridan’s downtown and back in Sheridan’s first-ever LGBTQIA Pride March. A mass of people of all ages gathered in front of the local bar holding signs, clothed in …
Joshua Anders Rae, formerly of Jackson, pleaded guilty to illegally possessing and transporting 104 pounds of unlawfully taken elk antlers. Through a plea deal with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Rae was sentenced to five years of unsupervised probation; a five year ban from the National Elk Re…
CHEYENNE – Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis on Thursday filed information with the Federal Election Commission that could be a precursor to a run for retiring Sen. Mike Enzi’s seat in 2020.
GILLETTE — Wednesday’s surprise announcement that coal giants Peabody Energy and Arch Coal are consolidating their Western operations has the potential to create a paradigm shift in the Powder River Basin, along with raising more questions about the future of newly bankrupt Cloud Peak Energy.
Peabody, Arch announce plans to merge Powder River Basin mines
POWELL — It’s undisputed that the number of conflicts between grizzly bears and people are on the rise in northwest Wyoming, with bears roaming further and further from their core habitat in and around Yellowstone National Park. But why the bears are spreading out of the so-called “demograph…
GILLETTE — The mayor of the coal capital of Wyoming offered pointed criticism of the Legislature earlier this month, saying lawmakers need to focus on finding solutions for cities and towns trying to diversify and grow their economies.
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Association of Municipalities’ Legislative Leadership Committee highlighted a familiar concern when it met at Sheridan College last week — state municipalities’ continued dependence on direct distribution funding.
CASPER — A months-long investigation into former Bishop Joseph Hart by the Cheyenne Police Department has stretched into a broader inquiry of priest sexual abuse and now includes multiple suspects and multiple victims, a police spokesman said Friday.
CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon was invited to a surprise working lunch with President Donald Trump at the White House to discuss “workforce freedom and mobility,” the president’s office said Thursday.
CASPER — The race to fill outgoing Sen. Mike Enzi’s seat has its first declared candidate.