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Wyoming's Cowboy Tough adventure race starts today

Wyoming's Cowboy Tough adventure race starts today

CASPER, Wyo. — The toughest racers, the ones willing to run for hours every day, paddle across a reservoir and ride their bikes hundreds of miles in blazing Wyoming heat, begin their challenge Thursday.

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Cody hotels employ foreign workers over summer

Cody hotels employ foreign workers over summer

CODY, Wyo. — Thirty female foreign workers from China, Bulgaria, Romania and Jamaica are all staying in a dormitory behind the Best Western Sunset Motor Inn this summer.

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Some school superintendents paid far more than state suggests

CASPER, Wyo. — Being a school district superintendent is no cakewalk.

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Crude To Rail

Crude To Rail

Rail cars line the tracks just north of downtown Casper on Friday.

July 06, 2014 5:53 pm
Crude To Rail

Crude To Rail

Rail cars stretch south toward Casper on Friday at a switchyard near the Casper Crude to Rail terminal.

July 06, 2014 5:53 pm

Ups and Downs:

Room to roam. With the bison population inside Yellowstone Park topping 4,600, the U.S. Department of Interior released a report identifying 20 possible bison relocation sites on federal lands in 10 states. However, it will be at least five years before any Yellowstone bison can be relocate…

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GOP survey asks if candidates would be OK with censure

The Park County Republican Party, which is largely led by Tea Party activists, sent candidates a questionnaire that has been called a litmus test.

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No vacancy: Wyoming state parks fill fast

CASPER, Wyo. — At least three popular state parks were already at camping capacity for the weekend’s Fourth of July festivities as of Thursday afternoon, and another will likely fill, according to the state parks department.

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Legislature draft report finds grounds to impeach schools chief Cindy Hill

CASPER, Wyo. — A group of lawmakers says state Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill’s demands for political loyalty while overseeing employees at the Wyoming Department of Education are grounds for impeachment, according to a draft report from a select committee investigating Hill…

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White House says Medicaid expansion would cover 16K Wyoming residents

CASPER, Wyo. — A new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers released Wednesday found more than 16,000 Wyoming residents would gain coverage if the state were to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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Tale of man, mule hoofing it to Dubois too good to be true

Tale of man, mule hoofing it to Dubois too good to be true

CASPER, Wyo. — The tale of a Florida man riding a mule across the country to give to his granddaughter was a bit too good be true, said a De Soto, Iowa, rancher who lent a helping hand last week.

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Youth boom counters aging baby boomers

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming is among seven states growing younger, according to the newest population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Wyoming man charged with sex offenses against girl, 11, in Carbon County

Wyoming man charged with sex offenses against girl, 11, in Carbon County

A 21-year-old Wyoming man alleged to have had sexual contact with an 11-year-old girl pleaded not guilty to felony charges in Carbon County District Court on Wednesday.

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Gay marriage ruling pleases Wyoming advocates

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Advocates of same-sex marriage in Wyoming said Wednesday they're thrilled by a federal appeals court ruling affirming the right of gay couples to marry in Utah, while Gov. Matt Mead said he will tell the attorney general to see how Wyoming's law prohibiting gay marriage can …

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Researchers outline hurdles to saving deer route

JACKSON, Wyo. — Protecting a recently discovered mule deer migration corridor in western Wyoming will require cooperation among a host of government agencies and private landowners, wildlife researchers said.

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As cuts loom, parents are desperate for more disability funding

As cuts loom, parents are desperate for more disability funding

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Eight parents, including a state lawmaker, criticized the Wyoming Department of Health on Monday for changes it is making to the developmental disabilities waiver program, which they say will affect their children.

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Report: University of Wyoming creates jobs, revenue

Report: University of Wyoming creates jobs, revenue

CASPER, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming spurs about $130 million in economic activity and creates more than 2,200 jobs annually, according to a new report from the university's Office of Research and Economic Development.

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Rock Springs man faces 31 counts of sexual abuse allegations

CASPER, Wyo. — Rock Springs police are continuing to investigate a man who faces more than 30 counts of sexual abuse allegations, with offenses dating to 1983, authorities said Monday.

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BLM proposes second Wyoming wild-horse sanctuary

CASPER, Wyo. — A 529-acre swath of the Double D ranch south of Lander could become home to more than 250 legends of the American West.

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Ups and Downs:

Student health. The proposed student health center at Orchard Elementary would be a godsend to families in a school where 90 percent of students qualify for free/reduced-price meals. We commend the school district, Billings Clinic and RiverStone Health for collaborating to turn this idea in…

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