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LARAMIE — Albany County circuit court Judge Robert Castor sent the legal case regarding the legality of the University of Wyoming's gun ban back to his downstairs neighbor in the courthouse, district court Judge Tori Kricken, after a Wednesday hearing.

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CHEYENNE (AP) — People insist they have spotted fleets of large drones crisscrossing rural America's night sky, their mission mysterious, raising questions that have veered into conspiracy theories and launching an investigation.

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POWELL — In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean last week, Carl Christensen couldn't believe his crew members were singing happy birthday to him after presenting him with a cake they'd hid in the bottom of their boat for more than a month.

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CHEYENNE – When people talk about the death penalty in Wyoming, if they’re opposed to it, one of the first things they bring up is the cost. It’s nearly undisputed that executing someone and trials in death penalty cases are expensive.

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POWELL — A Powell game bird farm has been given a green light to move to the next step in raising greater sage grouse by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, with plans to collect grouse eggs this spring.

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LARAMIE -- The Red Cross of Wyoming is assisting one adult who was displaced by a mobile home fire near Cavalryman Road in Laramie on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Lodging was not needed; assistance was provided for other immediate needs. Further assistance will be provided as needed.

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CASPER — As the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee begins the process of taking a scalpel the state's biennial budget this week, Gov. Mark Gordon has thrown his support behind a number of programs he considers to be priorities under his first budget as the state's chief executive.

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LARAMIE -- Roughly two months after Laramie's nonprofit animal sanctuary, Home On the Range, moved to its location near Cavalryman Steakhouse, the on-site trailer home of the nonprofit's director burned down Tuesday afternoon.

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CASPER — Wyoming's effort to curb air ambulance costs was dealt a blow earlier this month when the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rejected the plan outright.

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CHEYENNE – Republican Liz Cheney, Wyoming's sole delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives, announced Thursday morning she won't seek the state's soon-to-be-open U.S. Senate seat in this year's election.

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CASPER  — At the Jan. 5 Independent Cattlemen of Wyoming Directors' meeting in Casper, new officers were elected and new directors were officially assigned to their districts.  Offices are held for a two-year term, with an option to renew one time.  Independent Cattlemen of Wyoming’s preside…

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After it fired an employee who saved ducks from oilfield ponds near Rock Springs, Dominion Energy said it will strive to "better protect" animals that run perilously afoul of its facilities.

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JACKSON — Two cherished streams draining the most central, developed parts of Jackson Hole are now listed as "impaired" by environmental regulators due to fecal bacteria pollution.

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William Ruckelshaus was a widely admired, nationally prominent Republican with a reputation for incorruptibility and a penchant for environmental work. He was the first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, a hero of the Watergate scandal and a staunch advocate for using coll…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House voted Wednesday to send two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate and approve House prosecutors for only the third impeachment trial in American history.

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TORRINGTON — Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Patrick Korell has denied a motion from accused murderer Jamie Snyder's defense attorney to suppress Snyder's interview with Goshen County Sheriff's Office investigators just hours after he is alleged to have stabbed and killed Wade Erschabec…

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CHEYENNE – Wyoming could soon join the rest of the country and use Medicaid to cover K-12 special education services, and the new funding model could get a test run in Laramie County School District 1.

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RIVERTON — Small communities in Wyoming could get a larger portion of the state’s local government distribution through an amendment State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, proposed recently during a Joint Appropriations Committee meeting Cheyenne.

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SHERIDAN — Over the past five years, public understanding about human trafficking in Wyoming has increased drastically, according to a study by the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center. Sheridan-based nonprofit Uprising shares the credit for spreading awareness and education.

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GILLETTE — As former Blackjewel LLC CEO Jeffery Hoops seeks to recover nearly $30 million from the bankrupt coal producer, the company is pushing back, alleging he mishandled and took money for his own benefit.

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SHERIDAN — A United Express flight that arrived at Sheridan County Airport Sunday afternoon marked the beginning of SkyWest Airlines' tenure as the airport's commercial air service provider, inaugurating a partnership local and state officials believe will accelerate the development of local…

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CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is seeking applications for creative health care solutions meant to help address certain common health care challenges found in Wyoming.

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PINEDALE — The Jonah Interagency Office (JIO) and Pinedale Anticline Project Office (PAPO) boards of directors are scheduled to meet Jan. 23 in Cheyenne. Both meetings are open to the public and will be in the Trout Room at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Office, 5400 Bishop Blvd.

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CHEYENNE -- Red Cross of Wyoming is assisting one adult who was displaced by a house fire that occurred on Sunday, Jan. 12, in Cheyenne. Assistance was provided for lodging and other immediate needs. Further assistance will be provided as needed.

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JACKSON (WNE) — Throughout the restoration of the Sweetwater Restaurant, any time developer John Holland visited the site passersby would pause to admire the century-old log cabin and recall memories of it over the decades.

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CHEYENNE — As part of a sweeping spending bill, President Donald Trump recently signed a new minimum age requirement for tobacco purchases into law. Just before Christmas, the age to buy tobacco products was raised to 21 everywhere in the country.

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LARAMIE — University of Wyoming officials visited the Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee to make a last-minute request for $12 million to fund a $22 million renovation and expansion of the university’s College of Law on the eve of college’s 100th anniversary.

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CHEYENNE – Although the latest projections show a slight drop in state revenue for the current and upcoming bienniums, Wyoming lawmakers should have enough to fund Gov. Mark Gordon’s 2021-22 biennium budget proposal, if they choose to.

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LARAMIE — With the purchase of a 79.5-acre parcel in the Huston Park Wilderness last month, the U.S. Forest has consolidated the last wilderness inholding on the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests.

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This is the seventh in a series of articles about veterans who are buried in the Rock Springs cemetery who do not have a gravestone. The High Desert Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is working with others in the community, including the Rock Springs Historical Museum…

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LARAMIE – Bill Young, 87, a pioneer in the media relations profession and a remarkable administrator for the University of Wyoming for over 35 years, died on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, following a short illness.

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CODY — Cody Labs is closed. But thanks to a long-term lease with Lannett, Forward Cody continues to draw $108,000 per year in rent for its warehouse in Cody’s North Industrial Park.

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PINEDALE — Prosecutors are now making a second challenge to a Circuit Court judge’s order that upholds a magistrate’s decision that state brand-inspection stops are unconstitutional without probable cause.

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ROCK SPRINGS – Yana Ludwig says she will formally file her candidacy for the Wyoming Senate seat in May. She is seeking the seat of U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., who is retiring.

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POWELL — Flocks of European starlings, so many they look like leaves on trees, are passing through Powell on their yearly southern migration.

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CHEYENNE — A coalition that formed after the spread of racist and homophobic flyers at McCormick Junior High would like to see the school district hire more teachers of color, involve community members in diversity training, and adjust the disciplinary matrix to better protect students from …