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Health facilities task force report to be considered in interim

CHEYENNE — The task force analyzing the role of Wyoming’s state-run medical facilities presented its final report to the legislature at a Tuesday meeting of the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services committee in Cheyenne.

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Legislators tangle over final Medicaid waiver approval

CASPER, Wyo. — A provision that would give the Wyoming Legislature final approval on a negotiated Medicaid waiver was voted down during Tuesday’s Medicaid debate by a committee of lawmakers.

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Wyoming's first neonatologist aims to expand pediatric access

Wyoming's first neonatologist aims to expand pediatric access

CASPER, Wyo. — Dr. Shelley Springer moved to Casper with one concrete goal.

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Education committee advances school security initiatives

CASPER, Wyo. — Legislators advanced a bill Thursday that would improve safety conditions in Wyoming schools.

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Education committee advances distance education bills

CASPER, Wyo. — Members of the Joint Interim Education committee forwarded two bills aimed at improving distance education among Wyoming schools and colleges.

December 11, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Legislators delay education governance vote in procedural spat

CASPER, Wyo. — The vote remains open on a proposal by Wyoming legislators to advance a constitutional amendment that would remove the superintendent of public instruction from the list of elected officials in the state.

December 10, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…

Northern Arapaho file suit against IRS health care rule

CASPER, Wyo. — The Northern Arapaho tribe filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging that proposed Internal Revenue Service rules could cause Native Americans to pay higher insurance premiums or lose health care benefits.

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Wyoming legislators propose rebuilt tribal liaison program

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming legislators introduced legislation to revamp the state’s tribal liaison program Tuesday at a meeting of the Select Committee on Tribal Relations.

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Cheyenne missile site owner lives with contaminated legacy

Cheyenne missile site owner lives with contaminated legacy

CASPER, Wyo. — The arching frame of a steel gate towering over the rolling prairie 20 miles east of Cheyenne was once the first line of defense for a Cold War weapon considered the world’s last resort.

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Eastern Shoshone announce casino expansion

CASPER, Wyo. — The Eastern Shoshone Tribe on Friday announced the approval of a $25 million expansion of the Shoshone Rose casino, north of Lander.

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University of Wyoming research provides data on wild horse diets

University of Wyoming research provides data on wild horse diets

CASPER, Wyo. — University of Wyoming research is contributing to a better understanding of how wild horses affect the state’s rangelands.

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Gov. Mead, legislators outline Wyoming agricultural issues

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead plans to continue pressuring federal officials to fix what he calls a broken Endangered Species Act and poor wild horse management practices in Wyoming.

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Wyoming fence law targets unlawful grazing

CASPER, Wyo. — A bill that would make it a crime to allow livestock to graze on neighboring lands will be sponsored by the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Agriculture committee.

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Wyo farmers, ranchers prep for farm bill changes

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming producers are preparing for a wealth of changes brought by congressional passage of the 2014 farm bill.

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Diabetes proves a tough disease to track in Wyoming

Diabetes proves a tough disease to track in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — Mary Engleman’s choices lay clearly before her.

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Wyoming Livestock Board begins biannual brand renewal

Wyoming Livestock Board begins biannual brand renewal

CASPER, Wyo. — The Cowboy State’s cattle brands have served as an identifying marker on the state’s rangelands for centuries, but although the tradition is timeless, today the ranch trademark comes with an expiration date.

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Climate change could create more stable grassland in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — The effects of climate change could lead to more stable grasslands in Wyoming, according to a recent study conducted northwest of Cheyenne.

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Politicians lose patience as missile remediation drags on

Politicians lose patience as missile remediation drags on

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming politicians are growing impatient with the handling of remediation efforts at former Atlas missile silo sites surrounding Cheyenne.

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Women in Agriculture tackle changing roles, promoting agriculture

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Women in Agriculture was an idea born 21 years ago in a Cowboy State cornfield.

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County Commissioners oppose EPA waters rule

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming county commissioners are preparing for an Environmental Protection Agency rule they say will cause higher costs and longer permitting processes for the state’s water projects.

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Hospitals unveil new quality site; group says metrics need to improve

CASPER, Wyo. — A new website aims to provide consumers a new option for researching quality and safety data in Wyoming hospitals, but a business group says more information should be available.

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Eastern Shoshone AG resigns after Joint Business Council discussion

CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern Shoshone Attorney General Kimberly Varilek resigned from her position leading the tribe’s legal representation in early November.

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Without state guidance, natural gas companies address emergency outages

CASPER, Wyo. — Chris Peterson felt the temperature drop in his Glenrock home Nov. 10.

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Health Department restructures leadership for its medical facilities

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s state-run medical facilities are gaining new leadership alongside upcoming organizational changes.

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Wyoming Farm Bureau sets legislative priorities for upcoming session

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation on Saturday set its legislative priorities for the upcoming session in Cheyenne.

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Farm Bureau talks trade issues, federal regulation

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation leaders voiced concern Friday about the regulation of advancing agricultural technology and ongoing federal regulation disputes at the 95th annual meeting of the group.

November 14, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
New mom-baby unit next step in WMC pediatric care improvement

New mom-baby unit next step in WMC pediatric care improvement

CASPER, Wyo. — Dr. Anne Moore knew that with two key adjustments, Wyoming Medical Center had the ability to keep more premature babies in Casper.

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Eastern Shoshone oppose grizzly bear delisting

Eastern Shoshone oppose grizzly bear delisting

CASPER, Wyo. — Leaders of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe said they oppose any U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision to remove grizzly bears from the endangered species list.

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Health advocates optimistic after Medicaid announcement

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming health advocates remain optimistic as they await the release of a new Medicaid expansion plan from the state Health Department.

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Federal officials ease stance on proposed Wyoming Medicaid expansion

Federal officials ease stance on proposed Wyoming Medicaid expansion

CASPER, Wyo. — Federal health officials are becoming more open to a Wyoming-tailored plan to expand Medicaid in the state, Gov. Matt Mead announced in a press conference Thursday.

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Colorado missile sites nearing end of remediation plans

CASPER, Wyo. — While Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality officials continue to push the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for answers at two former Atlas missile sites surrounding Cheyenne, neighboring Colorado is in the final stages of cleanup at its three contaminated sites.

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Sheep dog trial features region's top talent

Sheep dog trial features region's top talent

CASPER, Wyo. — Barb Ross, of Evansville, sent her border collie, Trim, on a long run down the far side of the arena. From where she stood, the three sheep seemed calm and collected.

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Wyoming livestock producers seeking balance in predator management

Wyoming livestock producers seeking balance in predator management

CASPER, Wyo. — Albert Sommers and his fellow ranchers of the Upper Green River Cattlemen’s Association ranch in one of the toughest ranges in the United States.

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UW works to ease transfer process

CASPER, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming is working to ease the transfer process for students of Wyoming’s seven community colleges.

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Community colleges seek help in curbing remediation

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming community college officials asked legislators Friday for better cooperation from the state Department of Education in their efforts to curb remediation rates in the state.

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School District Coalition begins cost of living adjustment discussion

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming School District Coalition asked legislators Thursday to bring school funding in line with inflation, which they say has eroded the purchasing power of the state’s schools by more than $150 million.

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State questions cleanup methods at second missile site

State questions cleanup methods at second missile site

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality officials said pollution concentrations have increased at a second retired Atlas missile site, on Camp Stool Road 20 miles east of Cheyenne.

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Health facilities task force releases final recommendations

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Task Force on Department of Health Facilities released its final recommendations on Wednesday for the future of the state’s five state-run safety net medical facilities.

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Wyoming producers brace for change in Beef Checkoff

Wyoming producers brace for change in Beef Checkoff

CASPER, Wyo. — Cowboy State cattle producers are bracing for an overhaul of the national Beef Checkoff Program after the U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed the creation of a separate program amid failed administrative reforms of the current system.

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Ceballos says Balow 'waffling' on Common Core

Ceballos says Balow 'waffling' on Common Core

CASPER, Wyo. — A debate over the role of Common Core state standards for English and math in Wyoming schools took center stage in the schools chief portion of the Wyoming PBS debates in Riverton on Thursday.

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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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Wyoming voters prefer to elect schools chief

Wyoming voters prefer to elect schools chief

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

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Wyoming legislators voice opposition to proposed EPA water rule

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming water regulators are preparing for what they say will be a vague regulatory climate upon the passage of the Environmental Protection Agency’s "Waters of the U.S." rule.

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Balow leads Ceballos by 19 percent in Star-Tribune schools chief poll

Balow leads Ceballos by 19 percent in Star-Tribune schools chief poll

CASPER, Wyo. — Republican Jillian Balow leads the race for Wyoming superintendent of public instruction, according to polling commissioned by the Casper Star-Tribune.

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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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USDA programs provide $28M to Wyoming agriculture

CASPER, Wyo. — Britt Wilson, owner of the Wilson Ranch near Glendo, knows the effect of drought well.

October 12, 2014 6:15 pmLoading…
Schools chief candidates attempt to distinguish values at debate

Schools chief candidates attempt to distinguish values at debate

CASPER, Wyo. — Candidates for Wyoming superintendent of public instruction disagreed over the role of the federal government in an effort to separate themselves from their opponent on the debate stage Thursday at Casper College.

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Northern Arapaho granted 20-year gaming extension

CASPER, Wyo. — The U.S. Department of Interior extended the Northern Arapaho tribe’s authority to operate a casino on the Wind River Reservation by an additional 20 years early last week.

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BIA confirms dissolution of joint business council

CASPER, Wyo. — Federal officials on Wednesday acknowledged the Northern Arapaho Tribe’s authority to dissolve the joint business council on the Wind River Reservation.

October 08, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…

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