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SHERIDAN — Dana Beartusk appeared in Sheridan County Circuit Court Monday via video for an initial appearance.  Beartusk faces three counts of first-degree murder for allegedly killing three family members in Big Horn.If found guilty, Beartusk faces death, life imprisonment without parole or…

RAWLINS — Not everyone is suited to rural life — or social distancing — but there are some lessons from rural life that might be applicable during the novel coronavirus outbreak. 

SHERIDAN — Legislative leadership has indicated a special session of the Wyoming Legislature may take place in the “very near future” as industries across the state feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.In a letter to the members of the 65th Legislature, Senate President Drew Perkins, R-…

The number of coronavirus cases in Wyoming reached 210 on Monday with the diagnosis of 10 new cases in seven counties.As case numbers continued to grow, the state’s legislative leaders signaled that a special session to deal with the impacts of the pandemic was a distinct likelihood.Monday’s…

GILLETTE — For at least the next two weeks, Gillette restaurants can offer residents up to 48 ounces of beer or a bottle of wine with their next curbside food purchase, which is good news to some restaurant employees.Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon mandated that restaurants shut their doors to help…

CASPER — The song begins this way: “Days are good/And that’s the way it should be.” Lean Rose sings it out, strums it out, from the confines of her home. There’s a reason she’s at home instead of continuing on her sophomore year inside Kelly Walsh: These days, the days are not so good. About…

SHERIDAN — The firearm used in a triple homicide in Big Horn has not yet been found, and the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office urges community members to call law enforcement without touching the weapon, should they locate it.

CASPER — In the midst of unprecedented volatility in the global oil market, shale producers in Wyoming received a small boost Friday in the form of tax relief. Gov. Mark Gordon signed into law a bill providing reductions in state mineral taxes amidst certain price environments. 

Amid the clamor, panic and ever-changing news of closures and COVID-19 cases, one message has emerged with increasing force: Social distancing is the key to slowing the pandemic.“The one thing we can do is limit the spread with social distancing measures,” Gov. Mark Gordon said Monday. “It i…

GILLETTE — It’s official. In 2023, mineral producers must start paying their ad valorem production taxes monthly.Earlier this month, the state Legislature passed House Bill 159, a monthly ad valorem tax bill, and on Tuesday, Gov. Mark Gordon signed it into law.With HB 159 now law, mineral pr…

CASPER — On Wednesday, the United States Senate passed a massive $2.2 trillion stimulus package to save the U.S. economy from the worst impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, offering up tens of billions of dollars in new spending to help American workers and industry. But what does that mean for you? 

GILLETTE — With schools closed because of the coronavirus, parents are working overtime to keep their children from ransacking the house. Luckily, the outdoors aren’t off limits. Biking and walking through neighborhoods is safe and a nice way to change the scenery.

CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon said Monday the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wyoming is likely not reflective of the true number of virus cases in the community due to limited testing supplies.

The 65th Wyoming Legislature adjourned for the year late Thursday night following a 24-day frenzy of lawmaking that stands to have significant impact on energy production, workers protections, the utility system, education funding and the potential purchase of millions of acres of land and m…

Infighting between the House and Senate sunk $162 million in building projects around Wyoming after both chambers refused to give ground on a disagreement over replacing a swimming pool at the University of Wyoming.

CHEYENNE — Now that the first case of COVID-19, the new strain of coronavirus, was confirmed in Wyoming, state officials are telling residents how best to prepare, which Gov. Mark Gordon said “does not mean you need to stock up on a year’s supply of toilet paper.”

GILLETTE — Mineral producers in Wyoming will have to pay their ad valorem taxes owed to counties on the same schedule as their state severance taxes if Gov. Mark Gordon signs a bill that cleared its final hurdle in the Legislature on Wednesday.

Following contentious negotiations between House and Senate budget writers last week, and heavy speechifying on the Senate floor Monday, the Legislature sent a budget to Gov. Mark Gordon that was pretty close to where it began.

CASPER — Cheyenne police’s follow-up investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by a retired Catholic leader in Wyoming concluded last week, right around the time that another alleged victim of the clergyman came forward in Missouri.

POWELL — The number of wolves in Yellowstone National Park has risen in the past year, according to Doug Smith, the park’s senior wildlife biologist.

JACKSON — Medical research is a Sisyphean endeavor: Each study pushes the rock slightly farther uphill, until it finally reaches the top and a new discovery is made. Recently Brain Chemistry Labs, the nonprofit research lab in Jackson, moved the rock closer to the top of the hill.

CASPER — Wyoming’s leading utility filed an application with the state’s Public Service Commission on Monday to adjust its energy prices starting next year.

CHEYENNE — While no cases of the COVID-19 virus had been reported in Wyoming as of Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Mark Gordon hosted a news conference to update the public on the steps the state is taking to prepare in case of an outbreak.