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Sen. Mike Enzi wants closer look at National Park spending

Sen. Mike Enzi wants closer look at National Park spending

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi and two of his Republican colleagues want to put the National Park Service’s budget under a microscope.

April 03, 2014 7:43 pmLoading…
Wyoming senators write bill denying EPA ruling that Riverton is reservation land

Wyoming senators write bill denying EPA ruling that Riverton is reservation land

CASPER, Wyo. — In a counterblow aimed at ending the boundary dispute over the Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso drafted a bill with the aid of Gov. Matt Mead’s office to refute the EPA decision that Riverton is part of the reservation.

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2 former lawmakers join Wyoming secretary of state race

2 former lawmakers join Wyoming secretary of state race

CASPER, Wyo. — The Republican candidate pool for Wyoming secretary of state grew by two on Monday.

April 01, 2014 11:32 amLoading…

Gay Wyoming advocates share their stories amid blitz of marriage equality initiatives

CASPER -- Melanie Vigil doesn’t want to marry in Iowa, Massachusetts or New York.

March 31, 2014 8:00 amLoading…

Feds expect 10,000 Wyoming enrollees in Obamacare by deadline

Monday marks the deadline for Wyoming residents and the rest of the nation to enroll for health care plans in the insurance exchange outlined by the Affordable Care Act.

March 30, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…
West Casper neighbors worry about impact of proposed storage site

West Casper neighbors worry about impact of proposed storage site

CASPER, Wyo. — Dean Dick motioned his arm along a plane of a rusty wire fence bordering a pond of surface water that ripples above an aquifer.

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Wyoming lawmakers keep Sagebrush Rebellion alive

Two bills that jaunted through the Legislature in each of the last two sessions reaffirmed Wyoming's affinity with Sagebrush Rebellion banter, but the outcome can only be measured in words.

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'An open and public process': Republicans take aim at presidential exemption

In what’s shaping to be a battle over the authority of the executive branch, House Republicans and conservationists are squaring off over a century-old law that gives presidents the authority to designate lands as national monuments.

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Wyoming Highway Patrol issues more tickets to drivers from other states

We’ve all been there. A drive on the wide-open interstate is interrupted by flashing red lights and the blare of a siren.

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Even in Wyoming, tablets are making cash registers obsolete

Even in Wyoming, tablets are making cash registers obsolete

CASPER, Wyo. — A clunky, plastic cash register sits abandoned behind the counter at Jacquie’s Bistro in Casper.

March 22, 2014 8:30 am Photos

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New faces join Wyoming's billionaires club

New faces join Wyoming's billionaires club

CASPER, Wyo. — Whether they are heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune or the kings of a confectionery empire, a growing number of billionaires call Wyoming home.

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Same posters, different times: New Deal art resurfaces with a modern twist

Same posters, different times: New Deal art resurfaces with a modern twist

CASPER, Wyo. — While backpacking his way through Europe, Brixton Doyle had a revelation.

March 16, 2014 1:49 pmLoading…
A blueprint for building biz with troubling side effects

A blueprint for building biz with troubling side effects

CASPER, Wyo. — Alberta’s Industrial Heartland is 224 square miles of pump jacks, refineries, pipelines and smokestacks.

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Wyoming House throws hurdle in front of exonerated man

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Andrew Johnson may have to go back to court if he wants the state to compensate him for the 23 years he wrongfully spent behind bars.

March 05, 2014 1:40 pmLoading…

Alan Simpson, Wyoming lawmakers sign court brief in support of gay marriage

CASPER, Wyo. — Alan Simpson says it’s time to legalize gay marriage.

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Parks to Congress: We bring jobs and money to Wyoming

Parks to Congress: We bring jobs and money to Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. -- Wyoming’s national parks and monuments create thousands of jobs and generate more than $700 million in tourism spending in Wyoming, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service.

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Minerals industry wants tax break

The minerals industry is looking for a tax break no other citizen will see.

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Wyoming law would compensate the wrongfully imprisoned

Andrew Johnson watched a group of lawmakers discuss his future.

March 02, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Lawmakers support $259M Capitol renovation project

Thomas Whetstone pointed at a 2-foot crack on the third floor of the Wyoming Capitol.

March 02, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Landowners seek seat at table with energy industry

CASPER, Wyo. — Alex Bowler trains hunting dogs and fires rifles on his 35 acres of property east of Cheyenne.

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Wyoming House endorses higher highway speed limit

Lawmakers in the state House have the need for speed.

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Wyoming lawmakers take aim at EPA

The Wyoming Legislature continued its saber rattling against the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday, voting in favor of a bill that earmarks money to fight the agency in court and passing a joint resolution that recognizes the state’s ability to keep its own emissions standards rather…

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Wyoming closes Togwotee Pass

Wyoming closes Togwotee Pass

A winter storm pounding northwest Wyoming forced the Wyoming Department of Transportation to close U.S. Highway 26/287 on Wednesday morning.

February 19, 2014 3:26 pmLoading…

Tribal commission seeks to improve legal system in Indian Country

CASPER, Wyo. — Anthony Herrera was in handcuffs after tribal law enforcement busted him in 2011 with large quantities of marijuana on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

February 16, 2014 1:16 pmLoading…

Gillette man picked to fill Wallis' seat

Troy Mader has a lot to learn.

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Wyoming GOP wants Legislature to stay away from Cindy Hill

Members of the Republican Central Committee passed contentious resolutions on Saturday that uproot the GOP’s headquarters and challenge the state Legislature’s Cindy Hill game plan.

February 11, 2014 8:00 amLoading…
Volunteer firefighter Lubnau in hot seat as state House speaker

Volunteer firefighter Lubnau in hot seat as state House speaker

CASPER, Wyo, — A firefighter’s helmet with a large dent hangs on the wall of Tom Lubnau’s office at the Wyoming Capitol.

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Author of controversial book on Matthew Shepard coming to Laramie

Author of controversial book on Matthew Shepard coming to Laramie

CASPER, Wyo. — A controversial new book concludes the murder of Matthew Shepard was a result of a methamphetamine-fueled drug war and not anti-gay rage.

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State Rep. Wallis dies

State Rep. Wallis dies

CASPER, Wyo. — Rep. Sue Wallis, a champion of limited government known for her spirited and polarizing debates on social issues and agriculture, died Tuesday at her home in Recluse. She was 56.

January 28, 2014 7:23 pmLoading…
Snowmobilers want more money for trails

Snowmobilers want more money for trails

Money from last summer’s 10-cents-per-gallon fuel tax hike does more than fund the state’s highways.

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Enzi gets an opponent

Enzi gets an opponent

CASPER, Wyo. — Former Catholic priest Charlie Hardy will run as a Democratic candidate for the 2014 U.S. Senate race in Wyoming.

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Conservation, recreation, safety issues abound in Grand Teton bike path debate

The most debated stretch of road in the National Park Service is known for its calming effect.

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Wyoming soldier dies in helicopter crash; online fundraiser rallies in his honor

Andrew McAdams dreamed of flying helicopters when he was a student at Cheyenne East High School.

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ACLU challenges Wyoming on inmate headgear

The First Amendment rights of a prisoner at the Wyoming State Penitentiary are being infringed upon by the state, according to a letter the ACLU sent to the Wyoming Department of Corrections on Friday.

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Early 2014 Wyoming snowpack levels promising

Early 2014 Wyoming snowpack levels promising

Fire season is several months away, but the state’s weather and climate gurus are keeping a close watch on the amount of moisture falling on the ground.

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Wyoming license plate polled most attractive in U.S.

CASPER, Wyo. — If there’s one thing motorists love about Wyoming, it’s the state license plate.

January 11, 2014 1:15 pmLoading…
Blast off: Wyoming woman makes first cut to star in reality show on Mars

Blast off: Wyoming woman makes first cut to star in reality show on Mars

CASPER, Wyo. — Elena Finley hopes to permanently change her residency status from Wyomingite to Martian.

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Cheney-Enzi race attention unprecedented in Wyoming

Cheney-Enzi race attention unprecedented in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — The drama between Sen. Mike Enzi and challenger Liz Cheney is likely to heighten.

January 05, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Tribe claims state of Wyoming changed its tune on EPA, Riverton

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruling that declared Riverton part of the Wind River Indian Reservation for the purposes of some regulations has state officials flip flopping, according to the Northern Arapaho Business Council.

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'I had butterflies:' Wyoming freshman lawmakers recount 1st year on floor

'I had butterflies:' Wyoming freshman lawmakers recount 1st year on floor

Dreams interrupted the sleep cycle of Rep. Sue Wilson, R-Cheyenne, during the 2013 legislative session.

December 30, 2013 8:00 am Photos

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More than 2 decades in the making, lawmakers pass lottery bill

Risk-takers from Wyoming crossed the Colorado border with hopes of becoming rich in mid-December.

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Hundreds set to lose unemployment benefits in Wyoming

Six hundred Wyomingites and 1.3 million other Americans will lose their unemployment insurance benefits on Saturday.

December 21, 2013 5:31 pmLoading…

Cheney's husband caught in voter registration snafu

CASPER, Wyo. — The husband of U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney got caught in a blunder for having been simultaneously registered to vote in Wyoming and Virginia, according to the Teton County Clerk’s Office.

December 19, 2013 5:49 pmLoading…

Wyoming congressional delegation averse to federal budget deal

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming's all-Republican congressional delegation has signaled its opposition to the bipartisan federal budget introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.

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EPA: Riverton is 'Indian Country:' Federal decision comes after air pollution law study

In a startling revelation by the federal government, the Environmental Protection Agency ruled that the City of Riverton has been part of the Wind River Indian Reservation for the past 108 years.

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Wyoming U.S. Sen. Enzi attorneys fail to get negative ad pulled

An anti-Sen. Mike Enzi television campaign advertisement aired this past weekend despite attempts by the three-term senator's attorneys to get it yanked.

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Wyoming reaps billions from tourism, but battles with neighbors to earn more

A giant billboard advertising the wonders of Montana sits along Interstate 25 south of Sheridan.

December 08, 2013 12:00 pmLoading…

Enzi campaign finance committee choices raise eyebrows

CASPER, Wyo. — Two names stick out on Sen. Mike Enzi’s campaign finance committee.

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Liz Cheney features daughters in campaign ad touting family's Wyoming history

The daughters of Liz Cheney have taken center stage in their mom’s effort to oust Wyoming U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi from office.

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Winter storm debris, helicopter, beavers help repair Casper area tributary

Winter storm debris, helicopter, beavers help repair Casper area tributary

Keith Schoup and Pete Garrett are an unusual duo.

November 25, 2013 6:28 pmLoading…

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