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SWEETWATER COUNTY — The names on the plaque on the Spirit of the American Doughboy statue in Bunning Park are more than letters on a memorial. They represent men who resided in Sweetwater County and who made sacrifices for their communities and country during the Great War. Many died oversea…

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CHEYENNE — Get out and enjoy events going on June 28-30 around Wyoming.

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POWELL — Citing serious health problems and a desire to be with his family, a Powell man who's serving prison time for killing his wife is asking for a shorter sentence.

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ROCK SPRINGS — Outdoor groups argue the Bureau of Land Management and Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments are planning to auction off oil and gas leases that conflict with state-recognized big game migration corridors, including the Red Desert to Hoback, the longest mule deer migra…

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CHEYENNE – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has cited the Wyoming National Guard for continually failing to participate in a complaint hearing brought by a former dual-status Guard employee.

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CHEYENNE — Gov. Mark Gordon wants ENDOW to turn its expansive vision of how to transform Wyoming’s economy into smaller actionable items that are both achievable and measurable.

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NEWCASTLE — Inmate James Michael Kennah was apprehended after about an hour after escaping from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp in Newcastle around 2:53 p.m. Monday, June 24. The Wyoming Highway Patrol took him into custody shortly after 4 p.m.

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CASPER — Several news outlets in Wyoming — led by the Casper Star-Tribune — filed a lawsuit Friday against the University of Wyoming and its board of trustees, charging the institution with failing to properly disclose public records relating to the demotion of former University of Wyoming P…

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Wyoming’s Department of Environmental Quality has verified high ozone pollution at monitoring stations in the Upper Green River Basin, unhealthy levels the agency director says approached “the most detrimental category.”

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SWEETWATER COUNTY — More than 90 people journeyed to Sweetwater County from around the country this week to meet with one another, take tours and attend educational presentations — all in honor of the historic Lincoln Highway.

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LARAMIE — APG Media of the Rockies, the parent company of the Laramie Boomerang and Rocket-Miner, has joined the Casper Star-Tribune and WyoFile in asking Albany County district court Judge Tori Kricken to review the University of Wyoming’s refusal to release records regarding the demotion o…

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BUFFALO — At midday in November 2018, Mike Foster drove out to the Moore Ranch in extreme southeastern Johnson County. Foster, state director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services, had been summoned by Tommy Moore to investigate an unusually high number of dead replacement ewes.

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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.

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CASPER — A federal judge on Tuesday denied the Casper Police Department’s request for dismissal of a lawsuit that alleges two police officers violated a man’s constitutional rights when they killed him in February 2018.

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SHERIDAN — According to history notes on the Tongue River Cave dated May 19, 1940, geology classes in Sheridan High School volunteered to explore and map the cave in the fall of 1937. They guided their way with gasoline lanterns to find a terribly disfigured cave that had been carelessly use…

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FORT LARAMIE — No one can say for certain when the famed Fort Laramie “sorehead” population signs first appeared on the outskirts of town – but recent polls indicate residents want the long-missing markers back.

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced that 23 local governments in Wyoming are receiving a total of $30.2 million under the 2019 Payments in Lieu of Taxes, or PILT, program.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite scientists’ increasingly urgent warnings, the Donald Trump administration ordered a sweeping about-face Wednesday on Barack Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants in a move it predicted would revitalize America’s sa…

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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.

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CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Republican Party has received and accepted a letter from Richard George resigning from his position as national committeeman, effective June 3.

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LARAMIE — The Wyoming Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday morning in a legal challenge regarding whether the University of Wyoming has the right to regulate firearm possession on campus.

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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…

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JACKSON — A Connecticut man who refused an “invasive pat down search of his genitals” is suing the town of Jackson, Teton County and Jackson Hole Airport.

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LARAMIE — The total solar eclipse’s swath across Wyoming and the United States in August 2017 provided an opportunity for scientists to study a variety of celestial and earthly phenomena, from learning more about the sun’s corona to the behavior of animals and plants.

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CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Tribune Eagle has joined with several other media companies and the Wyoming Liberty Group to sue Laramie County School District No. 1 over its refusal to hand over documents related to incidents of harassment at Cheyenne’s McCormick Junior High School.

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ROCK SPRINGS — Rocky Mountain Power is continuing its work on a plan that is likely to include the retirement of two Jim Bridger Power units. However, the timelines remain unknown.

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CHUGWATER — Visitors from across Wyoming and surrounding states sampled different kinds of spicy or mild red and green chili at the 34th annual Chugwater Chili Cook-Off on June 15.

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CHEYENNE — Officials with the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) are warning people about diseases that can be caught when swimming in pools, lakes and other bodies of water or when drinking contaminated water.

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RAWLINS — PacifiCorp’s plan to run more than 1,000 miles of power line through Wyoming and Idaho has landed the company in Carbon County District Court over disputes with a landowner along the route.

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CHEYENNE – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne released the names of 10 priests and one bishop they said served in Wyoming and faced substantiated accusations of sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults dating back to 1950.

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GILLETTE — A national publication highly regarded by educators has ranked Wyoming the best state in the nation for school finance.

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CHEYENNE — The state Legislature is contemplating a permanent fix to the law that double pays charter schools for routine maintenance and utility costs. The move would save hundreds of thousands of dollars annually for a state education system that’s already strapped for cash.

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DENVER (AP) — A welcome surge of melting snow is pouring out of the Rocky Mountains and into the drought-stricken rivers of the southwestern U.S., fending off a water shortage but threatening to push rivers over their banks.