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Game and Fish: 4 ticketed for poaching mule deer

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has ticketed four people from Wisconsin for allegedly poaching a mule deer buck near Wright.

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Guest opinion: Curbing fossil fuel use not the way to go

Here’s a question for Pennsylvanians to ponder: Is it good that your state generates 61 percent of its electricity from fossil fuels?

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5 free things in and around Wilmington, Delaware

5 free things in and around Wilmington, Delaware

WILMINGTON, Del. — The history of Delaware’s largest city, Wilmington, stretches back to 1638, when a Swedish ship, the Kalmar Nyckel, landed with two dozen settlers. Today the area offers not only history but also contemporary art and nature walks along the riverfront. Many of these attract…

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Victim of mauling likely happened upon bear feeding on a deer

Victim of mauling likely happened upon bear feeding on a deer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A panel of wildlife experts has concluded that a Utah man mauled to death in a remote area of northwest Wyoming in September likely happened upon a bear feeding on a deer.

November 21, 2014 12:45 pmLoading…
Report: Sage grouse need 3-mile buffer from drilling

Report: Sage grouse need 3-mile buffer from drilling

A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.

November 21, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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Montana bighorn sheep to stay in state

Montana bighorn sheep to stay in state

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission on Thursday authorized Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to transplant bighorn sheep from the Missouri River Breaks to the Highlands area near Butte and the Beartooth Game Range north of Helena. The vote came despite continued assertions from the agenc…

November 20, 2014 12:27 pmLoading…

Wyoming poaching tips can now be sent by text, phone app

CASPER, Wyo. — Wildlife officials have launched a text message and phone application system to help Wyomingites report poaching.

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Wyoming has light wildfire season

Wyoming has light wildfire season

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming saw its least active wildfire season in five years, freeing up state firefighters to help with wildfires in other states, state Forester Bill Crapser said Tuesday.

November 18, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…
Montana gets low grades for its infrastructure

Montana gets low grades for its infrastructure

A group of professional engineers say in a report slated for release Tuesday that Montana schools, wastewater treatment facilities and other infrastructure have slid into disrepair and are in need of investment.

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Medicine Bow-Routt Forest offers tree permits

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests are offering permits to cut Christmas trees at locations in Wyoming and Colorado.

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Grand Canyon runs away from Bobcats

PHOENIX — Grand Canyon bounced back from its season-opening loss to No. 1 Kentucky by running away from Montana State, posting a 61-45 win Monday night.

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Greater sage grouse marks next conservation battle

Greater sage grouse marks next conservation battle

DENVER — Federal officials say their decision to protect dwindling Gunnison sage grouse populations in Colorado and Utah has no bearing on next year’s highly anticipated ruling on the far more widespread species of greater sage grouse — but advocates on both sides already are placing their bets.

November 13, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Buck deer poached in Wyoming

BAGGS, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is investigating a buck mule deer poaching north of Baggs in Carbon County.

November 12, 2014 12:34 pmLoading…
2 mountain lions killed at home southeast of Missoula

2 mountain lions killed at home southeast of Missoula

MISSOULA — Two mountain lions were killed and wildlife officials are looking for a third suspected in the deaths of three goats and two sheep at a residence in a wooded area southeast of Missoula.

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George F. Will: 6 things Republicans must do now

WASHINGTON — Unlike the dog that chased the car until, to its consternation, he caught it, Republicans know what do with what they have caught. Having completed their capture of control of the legislative branch, they should start with the following six measures concerning practical governan…

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Guest opinion: American energy story entirely good news

Seemingly overnight, gasoline prices have plunged. Regular unleaded is approaching $3 per gallon at my local Wawa. That’s the lowest price since just after the recession ended.

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Wyoming's Lummis wins fourth term in Congress

Wyoming's Lummis wins fourth term in Congress

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Republican congresswoman Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming has been easily re-elected to a fourth term.

November 04, 2014 8:03 pm Related Loading…

BLM plans controlled burns this month

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to conduct two prescribed fires in southeastern Wyoming this month.

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Yellowstone tries to shock lake trout to death

Yellowstone tries to shock lake trout to death

JACKSON, Wyo. — Biologists are making their first use of electroshock in their efforts to save native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park from another voracious species of trout.

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Mining company settles on dust violation

Mining company settles on dust violation

BUTTE — Montana Resources has reached a settlement with the state for violating air quality standards during a blowing tailings event last year.

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