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SUNDANCE — Backed by a much larger crowd than the council chamber usually enjoys, two citizens expressed dissent last week over a fledgling plan to replace Sundance Police Department with contracted service through the Crook County Sheriff’s Office.

CASPER — Crews have managed to contain about one-third of the wildfire engulfing much of Medicine Bow National Forest in southeastern Wyoming, a significant milestone in the nearly three-week battle against the blaze. 

CHEYENNE — Nona Nissen never thought of herself as a hunter. But as a retired lieutenant colonel in the Wyoming Army National Guard’s 1041st Engineering Company, she’s been on the other side of a loaded gun (and IED) plenty of times.

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On Sunday, an interchurch group gathered at the flagpole near Buffalo City Hall to pray for the local community and its government officials. 

JACKSON — An avalanche, believed to be skier-triggered, barreled onto Highway 22 from Twin Slides, entombing a Jeep and forcing the driver to “swim” out of the debris. A now famous picture captures the snow-choked vehicle caught in the 2016 slide near the summit of Teton Pass.

POWELL — Two weeks after a federal judge in Montana ruled the Trump administration’s choice to direct the Bureau of Land Management rose to his position illegally, William Perry Pendley told an audience in Cody that the decision has changed nothing. Pendley paraphrased Mark Twain in saying, …

CASPER — A firefighter injured while battling the Mullen Fire in southeastern Wyoming on Wednesday is out of the hospital and recovering, according to Russ Bacon, the forest supervisor of the Medicine Bow-Routt national forests. 

SHERIDAN — It might be impossible to determine whether the products of Rooted in Wyoming are more literal or metaphorical. Literally, the organization has grown into a diverse, far-reaching educational mission that facilitates an opportunity for children to cultivate plants from seed to harv…

LARAMIE — The nonstop lingering smoke the past couple of days and nights in the Laramie Valley was the best indication the Mullen Fire kept expanding in adverse weather conditions for firefighting.The massive forest fire burning in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest about 40 miles west o…

CASPER — Crews braced for another active day on the fire line on Monday, as increased winds and lower humidity intensified the spread of the Mullen Fire in southeastern Wyoming. 

T.K. Stoudt bought his Fox Park home in April. Though most of the structures that comprise the forested hamlet in the Medicine Bow mountains are summer cabins, Stoudt, who teaches at the University of Wyoming, lives there full time.

SARATOGA — Before you can even make it to the Brush Creek Distillery to quaff a couple of its newly released spirits, chances are you’ll be escorted down a long basement tunnel, adorned with stone walls and arched ceilings reminiscent of medieval bridges.

 LARAMIE — A couple of cooler October nights provided a little help this week to the now 1,057 firefighting personnel battling the Mullen Fire.

LARAMIE — A recent cold front provided a little relief for firefighters, but not much as the Mullen Fire burning in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest about 40 west of Laramie and just southwest of Centennial is still active and growing.Although it’s growing at a much slower rate than th…

SHERIDAN — When Samantha Bublich made the decision to keep her kids at home this school year, she did so with reservations. She believes in public schools, in-person learning and classrooms where students interact with other learners on a regular basis.She does not believe, however, that mas…

CASPER — Wyoming taxpayers lost billions of dollars in potential revenue from oil and gas lease sales over the past decade due to outdated royalty and lease terms, according to a new report published Thursday by Taxpayers for Common Sense, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to protecting A…

TORRINGTON — Applications are now open for a program designed to address supply-chain concerns in Wyoming’s meat industry. The Wyoming Meat Processing Expansion Grant will funnel as much as $10 million from federal CARES Act funding to grants for Wyoming-based meat processors looking to expa…

CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon testified to a congressional committee in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday in support of legislation amending the Endangered Species Act that its proponents say would give more authority to states in the conservation process.

LARAMIE — The Mullen Fire increased in size to 14,653 acres and is now taking aim at the Platte River Wilderness with activity picking up as of Wednesday evening.

JACKSON — The ongoing effort to eradicate nonnative mountain goats from the Teton Range is predictably going slower using ground-based volunteer hunters than with a helicopter flying contracted gunners.

LARAMIE (WNE) –  The Mullen Fire in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest southwest of Centennial spread rapidly Sunday and Monday in extremely rugged terrain, dense vegetation and live, blowdown and beetle-killed deadfall lodgepole pine trees.

CASPER — Once the Big Ten changed course and announced earlier this week that it will play a fall football season beginning in late October, players, coaches and fans of Wyoming and the rest of the Mountain West schools began asking the same question: Are we going to get a fall season, too? 

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CASPER — More than a month after what he described as a “strong, strong consensus” among Mountain West presidents to postpone football and other fall sports indefinitely, University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel said the school is trying to resume competition in those sports sooner rather t…

DOUGLAS — When Allie Oban qualified for the Boston Marathon on her first try, it was one of the biggest accomplishments of her life. When the in-person event was postponed, then cancelled, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it threatened to ruin the milestone she worked years to achieve. Inste…

GILLETTE  — The wind whipped through a recent cool Saturday morning as about 20 people gathered at the Sage Hoppers RC Club’s annual Fly-In at its airfield east of Cam-plex in Gillette.Biscuits and gravy served alongside hot coffee helped warm up the remote-control pilots as they gathered in…

DOUGLAS — Wyoming’s rig count skyrocketed by the end of last week, with four operating — a significant turnaround from not so long ago when the rig count hit zero, but still a far cry from the height of the most recent boom last year. The four rigs are in four counties – Converse, Campbell, …

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JACKSON – A black-and-white American flag with a centered blue stripe rose above the gathered crowd Sunday to show support for local police funding. A few dozen people stood on the corner of Town Square, backdropped with “Trump 2020” banners, waving signs to energize passing pedestrians and …