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Wyoming won't appeal gay marriage ruling; couples can wed starting Tuesday

Wyoming won't appeal gay marriage ruling; couples can wed starting Tuesday

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Same-sex couples in Wyoming can start exchanging wedding vows Tuesday when the state files court papers to officially permit gay marriage for the first time, state Attorney General Peter Michael said Monday.

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High-ranking state official blasts Laramie County oil development

High-ranking state official blasts Laramie County oil development

CASPER, Wyo. — Oil development in Laramie County is "devastating to the quality of life of residents who live within eye and earshot" of nearby drilling rigs, a high-ranking state health official wrote in a recent letter to local officials.

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Wyoming voters prefer to elect schools chief

Wyoming voters prefer to elect schools chief

CAPSER, Wyo. — Wyoming voters prefer to elect their top education official, according to polling commissioned by the Casper Star-Tribune.

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Mead enjoys commanding lead in poll

Mead enjoys commanding lead in poll

CASPER, Wyo. — Republican Gov. Matt Mead has a 25-point lead over Democrat Pete Gosar in the Wyoming gubernatorial race, according to a new poll commissioned by the Casper Star-Tribune.

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Feds announce sage grouse deal

PINEDALE, Wyo. — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell hailed an agreement with nine Wyoming landowners as a milestone in national sage grouse conservation efforts at a ceremony Wednesday, saying the move could prevent the bird from being listed under the Endangered Species Act.

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Rally for Marriage Equality

Rally for Marriage Equality

Amanda Kloeppel and Guy Harris call to passing motorists earlier this month during a rally in support of marriage equality in Casper, Wyo.

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50 Wyoming business owners voice gay marriage support

50 Wyoming business owners voice gay marriage support

CASPER, Wyo. — More than 50 business leaders around Wyoming are publicly supporting same-sex marriage in Wyoming.

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BLM roundup nets more horses than it expected

BLM roundup nets more horses than it expected

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has rounded up several hundred more wild horses in southern Wyoming over the past few weeks than agency officials had estimated would be captured.

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Federal wildlife regulators unlikely to participate in wolf management appeal

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Attorney General’s office does not expect the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to join in any appeals to the recent federal district court ruling that returned wolf management in Wyoming to federal control.

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Legislators say wild horse plan isn't working

Legislators say wild horse plan isn't working

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers on Monday critiqued the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s recent wild horse roundup, insisting the agency's strategy isn't working.

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Company files record-breaking number of drilling applications

CASPER, Wyo. — A Houston oil company filed about 200 drilling applications in Laramie County during the last two weeks, a significant spike signaling rising competition among the companies seeking to unlock the area’s rich reserves.

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Man who shot himself Saturday in Wyoming dies

CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper man suspected of shooting his ex-wife in the leg has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said late Sunday.

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Brett Collins was killed in a workplace accident in 2012; now his family wants justice

Brett Collins was killed in a workplace accident in 2012; now his family wants justice

RANCHESTER, Wyo. — The Collins family is gathered around the kitchen table telling stories.

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Beartooth Pass closed due to ice, snow

The Beartooth Pass has been closed at Vista Point on the Montana side and at Long Lake on the Wyoming side due to snow, ice and blowing and drifting, according to the Montana Department of Transportation.

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Ups and Downs:

SAINTS success. A sellout Tuxedos and Tiaras crowd of 1,000 helped raise more than $1 million for St. Vincent Healthcare’s new Medical Surgical Center of Excellence. The 36th annual SAINTS fundraiser, organized by St. Vincent Foundation volunteers, set a record high.

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Mead says Supreme Court move has no impact on Wyoming's gay marriage case

Mead says Supreme Court move has no impact on Wyoming's gay marriage case

CASPER, Wyo. — County clerks in Wyoming did not begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples Monday, despite a U.S. Supreme Court decision that opened the door to gay nuptials in five states.

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Laramie Co. Court asked to immediately rule on gay marriage licenses

CASPER, Wyo. — A legal team representing Wyoming’s gay community filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday afternoon in Cheyenne — the second legal action in the past two days — to legalize same-sex marriage in Wyoming.

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OSHA safety consultations increase, but inspections are down

OSHA safety consultations increase, but inspections are down

CASPER, Wyo. — State regulators have dramatically increased the number of safety consultations offered to companies in the past two years, data released last week by the Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration shows.

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Guest opinion: Good management produces county's enviable fiscal health

Guest opinion: Good management produces county's enviable fiscal health

Most counties would love to be in Yellowstone County's shoes. We have a $100 million budget, a double A+ bond rating, adequate reserves and very little debt. I take great pride in showcasing a well-managed local government. Would it not be great if our federal government could make that clai…

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Able workers: Advocates tout disabled persons to fill worker shortage

Able workers: Advocates tout disabled persons to fill worker shortage

It’s hard to miss Jim Brown rolling through the halls of Boulder Elementary School, on his way to teaching class.

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