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CASPER — Government lawyers on Monday outlined the arguments they will use in asking the Wyoming Supreme Court to reverse a Natrona County judge's decision — made on the basis of a new self-defense law — to dismiss a first-degree murder case against a Casper man.

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GILLETTE — As Blackjewel LLC coal miners begin their third week locked out of the company's dozens of mines in Wyoming, Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia, many are running out of patience and time waiting for the company to resume operations.

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SWEETWATER COUNTY — For the second year in a row,  the Wyoming Singer-Songwriter Competition will take place in 10 towns across Wyoming, including Rock Springs.

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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.

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DENVER -- University of Wyoming Chef Debe Honibah Brady received the silver award for her culinary creation during last week’s National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) National Culinary Challenge in Denver.

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LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming's board of trustees first meeting with Neil Theobald as the school's acting president began Wednesday with the new president leading a discussion on ways UW could improve its graduation rate and become more accessible to Wyomingites.

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CASPER — U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney posted her strongest quarterly fundraising numbers in three years on Monday, raising just over $400,000 in the past three months.

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CHEYENNE -- Wyoming has a new and unique tool for enhancing its broadband coverage in rural areas: an interactive map that shows the results of internet-speed tests and broadband availability across the state, detailed down to individual parcels.

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DOUGLAS — Fine, dark brown soil quickly turns to a consistency you'd find while mixing cake batter. Korah Lombardi's and Jolie Magelky's eager hands shake the large screen filled with a bucket of earth. The dirt cascades through their fingertips as water, pumped just uphill from LaPrele Cree…

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JACKSON — Wyoming wildlife officials gathering in Rock Springs plan to discuss the idea of requiring hunters to carry bear spray in the grizzly-occupied Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

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JACKSON — Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming, has dismissed most claims that William Frey brought against several Teton County agencies.

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PINEDALE — The official search and rescue mission for Aubree Corona has been suspended. She has been missing since Saturday, according to the Sublette County Sheriff's Office.

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ROCK SPRINGS --  The School Facilities Commission will meet in Rock Springs for a work session at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, and a business meeting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 25, at Sweetwater County School District No. 1's Central Administration Building.

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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.

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CHEYENNE — Wyoming State Auditor Kristi Racines announced the launch of a transparency website that provides an online checkbook of Wyoming state expenditure data. The website, called WyOpen, is located at www.wyopen.gov.

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KEMMERER – Fossil Butte National Monument will once again host a night sky event series over the summer of 2019. Each event will start at 8 p.m. in the Visitor Center with a short presentation, followed by the specialized activity for the night. All programs will end at 11 p.m., although peo…

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CASPER -- The Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police warns that drug-impaired driving is impacting highways in Wyoming. The Wyoming Department of Transportation compiles and reports monthly data based on drug-related crashes, injuries and deaths.

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GREEN RIVER — The Sweetwater County Commission approved a tentative agreement to allocate funds to the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport at Tuesday’s meeting. The money would be used as part of a local match if the Federal Aviation Administration decides to fund the airport’s commercial ter…

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ROCK SPRINGS — The National High School Finals Rodeo is off to the races.

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CHEYENNE — Governor Mark Gordon announced he has appointed Heather Kroupa to be the state mine inspector. Kroupa previously served as deputy mine inspector and interim state mine inspector. She takes over the position from Terry Adcock, who retired last year.

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LARAMIE — A $1.5 million gift from longtime University of Wyoming supporters will establish the Peter M. and Paula Green Johnson Student Success Center, a new UW College of Business program that supports students throughout their college experiences and will help launch successful careers.

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KAYAK COMMUTE

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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.

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Wyoming legislative leadership voted by email Monday to explore temporarily storing spent nuclear fuel rods in the state, a prospect one senator says could bring in $1 billion a year.

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CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Revenue Interim Committee has a bill on its plate that would allow cities to put an additional municipal sales tax to voters.

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JACKSON — As recently as last fall, the animal that’s making headlines as the first Colorado wolf in four years was wandering one of the most remote and wild landscapes left in the Lower 48 states.

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SHERIDAN — After his retirement, Matt Redle, former Sheridan County prosecuting attorney, was featured in an episode of the television series “True Convictions.” Hosted by former Brooklyn homicide prosecutor Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi, “True Convictions” takes a look at some of the toughest cases …

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PINEDALE — A woman who was injured early Thursday after a house fire devastated the single-family home at 121 N. Ashley Ave. in Pinedale is now in “fair condition” at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

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CASPER — Wind River Reservation tribes are restarting a program meant to address participants’ substance abuse issues while keeping them out of jail.

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GILLETTE — Patrick Johnson and his father Buck were out on a lake fishing when they got the news that their employer, Blackjewel LLC, had filed for bankruptcy. Hours later, as they were sitting and talking, they got a call from a coworker saying the company’s employees had been sent home fro…

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CHEYENNE — Pledging to stand “shoulder-to-shoulder” with President Donald Trump to enact a conservative agenda that will benefit Wyoming families, Wyoming businesses, and Wyoming communities, former U.S. Congressman Cynthia Lummis announced she is running for the U.S. Senate on Thursday.

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JACKSON — On Monday morning in Teton County Circuit Court, Bradly Watsabaugh asked Judge James Radda to dismiss the case against him so he can get on with his life.

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CHEYENNE — Before Wednesday’s grand reopening of the newly renovated state Capitol, one would be forgiven if they didn’t believe the four-year, multi-million-dollar project would result in something spectacular.