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Democrat schools chief contender reaches out to Republican heartland

Democrat schools chief contender reaches out to Republican heartland

WORLAND, Wyo. — Mike Ceballos didn’t take a bite of pie all night.

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Wyoming LB named Mountain West defensive player of the week

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Wyoming senior linebacker Mark Nzeocha was named Mountain West defensive player of the week, the conference announced Monday.

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Mike Ceballos

Mike Ceballos

Mike Ceballos, the Democratic nominee for state superintendent of public instruction, speaks with John McMartin, right, alongside former Worland mayor LaVertha Gotier and school psychologist Bob Bayuk, left, at a community barbecue in Worland.

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Gene Buhler

Gene Buhler

Gene Buhler, right, and a man who declined to be identified, left, listen as Mike Ceballos, the Democratic nominee for state superintendent of public instruction, campaigns Aug. 26 at a community barbecue in Worland. Over three-quarters of Washakie County’s registered voters are Republicans,…

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remote cabin

Wyoming Game and Fish Department wardens Jim Olson and Craig Smith stand with Cody regional wildlife supervisor Alan Osterland and wildlife biologist Bart Kroger. The group spent four days in Thorofare working on the Game and Fish cabin. The cabin gives wardens a place to regroup in the most…

August 31, 2014 5:09 pm

Most Casper Council candidates against raising lodging tax

CASPER, Wyo. — Six of eight Casper City Council candidates do not support the area tourism board’s decision to pursue an increase in the lodging tax in November.

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At home in the wilderness: Remote Game and Fish cabin gives respite in the wild

At home in the wilderness: Remote Game and Fish cabin gives respite in the wild

THOROFARE — The cabin is modest. It has one room with folding beds, a kitchenette and an outhouse around back. Corrals stand nearby for horses and mules. A freshwater spring gurgles from the ground in the front. Grizzly bear claw marks scar the outside.

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Wyoming says EPA carbon rules missing information, violate law

CASPER, Wyo. — The Environmental Protection Agency didn’t comply with federal rule-making procedure when it omitted technical information in its proposal to limit carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, Wyoming Attorney General Peter Michael and 12 of his counterparts from oth…

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Natrona County correctional facility earns health care award

Natrona County correctional facility earns health care award

Tylar Baker laughed to himself as he tried to use one hand to strap the blood pressure machine to his heavily tattooed arm.

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Casper council candidates support rapids, offer safety alternatives

Casper council candidates support rapids, offer safety alternatives

CASPER, Wyo. — Candidates for Casper City Council unanimously agree that ripping out the North Platte whitewater park is not the solution to making the river a safer place.

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From left, Michael Harvey, Domonique Salerno, Jose Gonzalez and Mike Taggert prepare rocks to heat for a Sunday night sweat lodge on Friday at the Casper Re-Entry Center. The center was recently named facility of the year by the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare among 500 accred…

August 30, 2014 4:13 pm
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Kevin Acosta uses his free time Friday to run laps outside at the Casper Re-Entry Center. The center was recently named facility of the year by the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare among 500 accredited programs for its wellness program and medical care.

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Trent Buckendorf has his knee checked Friday by Dr. Zach Deiss at the Casper Re-Entry Center.

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Tylar Baker takes his blood pressure Friday during a wellness class at the Casper Re-Entry Center.

August 30, 2014 4:13 pm
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Health services administrator Melony Woodall passes out an arm cuff so residents can take their blood pressure during a wellness class Friday at the Casper Re-Entry Center. The center was recently named facility of the year by the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare among 500 accr…

August 30, 2014 4:13 pm

Gas prices low, but not in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — Motorists heading to the pump before one final summer jaunt are in for a treat — unless they live in Wyoming.

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Original — and isolated — Wyoming Range oil and gas leases face uncertain future

Original — and isolated — Wyoming Range oil and gas leases face uncertain future

WYOMING RANGE — From a distance, the country looks gentle. Tall mountains flow into rolling hills. Rivers and creeks snake down gorges and into valleys as they wind haphazardly through sagebrush plains.

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0 - Previous games experience as an FBS head coach for UW's Craig Bohl.

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Chanler Buck starts new era for Powell football

Chanler Buck starts new era for Powell football

Chanler Buck would rather not be in this position.

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School skit sparks investigation

CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County High School Principal Dean Kelly has been temporarily replaced as the school’s top official after what he’s calling a “personnel issue” involving members of the school’s staff earlier this week.

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State offers early childhood grants

CASPER, Wyo. — Dianna Webb stepped gingerly between sleeping children Thursday afternoon on the way to her office at Apple Tree Learning Center in Casper.

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1 Day Until Kickoff

1 - Wyoming kickoff returns for 30-plus yards in 2013, the fewest by any team in the Mountain West. Jalen Claiborne had a 33-yard return against Boise State.

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2 -  Number of NFL draft picks Wyoming lost from last year's roster. Marqueston Huff was picked in the fourth round by Tennessee while Robert Herron was selected in the sixth round by Tampa Bay. 

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Natrona County tourism council to seek lodging tax increase

CASPER Wyo. — The Natrona County Travel and Tourism Council Joint Powers Board will seek an increase in the lodging tax — from 3 percent to 4 percent — on the November ballot after the board offered its formal approval Tuesday afternoon.

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Mills Police to create statue of deceased K9 Nyx

Mills Police to create statue of deceased K9 Nyx

CASPER, Wyo. — The Mills Police Department plans to construct a bronze statue of its former K-9 officer Nyx, who died last month after being left in a hot patrol car for six hours, Police Chief Bryon Preciado said Tuesday.

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Mule deer group pledges $1.3 million for new research

CASPER, Wyo. — Mule deer numbers in southwest Wyoming have been declining for decades. As researchers continue to try and understand why, they may receive a helping hand.

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3 - Number of FBS teams on Wyoming's 2014 schedule who won 10-plus games in 2013. Montana also won 10 games in FCS. 

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Casper threatened with whitewater lawsuit after boy dies in river

Casper threatened with whitewater lawsuit after boy dies in river

CASPER, Wyo. — The 8-year-old boy rescued from the North Platte River two weeks ago sat at his father’s side during Tuesday’s Casper City Council work session. After prompting from his dad, Troy Bray, his eyes shifted from his shoes to the council members.

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Highway patrol believes tire failure caused Gillette woman’s death

CASPER, Wyo. — A 23-year-old Gillette woman died in a crash near Midwest on Monday, and Wyoming Highway Patrol believes tire failure played a factor.

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Vintage car falls on 64-year-old Casper man, killing him

CASPER, Wyo. — A man doing repairs on a vintage car died Monday when the vehicle fell on top of him, the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office reports.

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Court rules for smoking ban allies

CASPER, Wyo. — A judge on Tuesday ruled the Casper city clerk acted “arbitrarily and capriciously” in determining who to disqualify from a petition to reinstate the city's full smoking ban.

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Shooting suspect could face life sentence

Shooting suspect could face life sentence

CASPER, Wyo. — Multiple witnesses called police Sunday evening to say they saw a man shoot another man at a Casper park.

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Wyoming defensive lineman Sonny Puletasi had 10 tackles for loss last season, second on the Cowboys.

August 26, 2014 4:44 pm
No intent found in Wyoming police dog case, DA says

No intent found in Wyoming police dog case, DA says

CASPER, Wyo. — Mills police officer Zachary Miller did not intend to kill police dog Nyx, an eight-year veteran of the department, when he left the animal in a hot car for several hours last month, Natrona County’s top prosecutor said Monday.

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4 - Field goals made in seven attempts by Wyoming in 2013, the second-fewest in all of FBS.

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Gun club officials say they took initiative in dealing with safety concerns

CASPER, Wyo. — After two years of hearings, the Natrona County Board of Commissioners anticipates the passage of a new lease for the Platte River Rod and Gun Club at its next meeting.

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Wyoming lottery rakes in $200,000 in opening-day sales

Wyoming lottery rakes in $200,000 in opening-day sales

CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County led the way in first-day lottery ticket sales Sunday, banking a little over $36,400 according to the Wyoming Lottery Corporation.

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Sales of Wyoming Lottery tickets kick off

Sales of Wyoming Lottery tickets kick off

CASPER, Wyo. — More than a dozen people lined up Sunday at Albertson’s on Second Street to take their chances with Wyoming’s first lottery.

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Accountability report urges fewer tests, more peer review

CASPER, Wyo. — States should focus less on tests and more on improving teachers when crafting school rating systems, a new report out this week from a national education think tank states.

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5 Days Until Kickoff

5 - Millions of dollars Wyoming seeks to add to its annual athletics budget by 2015, according to its strategic plan. 

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WMC charity care, unpaid bills higher than average

CASPER, Wyo. — Twelve cents of every dollar paid to the Wyoming Medical Center goes toward charity care or unpaid medical bills at the hospital.

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Conservative wing of GOP can count losses, gains

CASPER, Wyo. — Former U.S. Sen. Al Simspon, having thrived in the opulence of the U.S. Capitol and the ivory towers of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, was elected Tuesday to a new position – one that sometimes meets in the basement of Big Horn Federal Savings Bank.

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Protesters call for action after death of Mills K9 officer Nyx

Protesters call for action after death of Mills K9 officer Nyx

CASPER, Wyo. — Close to 100 people — many with their dogs — came together Saturday outside the Mills Police Department to protest what they say is a too lenient punishment for Officer Zachary Miller, who faces an animal cruelty charge following the death of Nyx, a 10-year-old police dog who …

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6 - Assistant coaches who came with head coach Craig Bohl from his staff at North Dakota State. 

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Protest at Mills Police Department

Protest at Mills Police Department

Mills Police Chief Bryon Preciado listens to concerned citizens during a peaceful protest demanding justice for Nyx on Saturday at the Mills Police Department.

August 23, 2014 7:47 pm
Protest at Mills Police Department

Protest at Mills Police Department

Jeremy Brown, who organized the protest, calls for attention from passing traffic along West Yellowstone Highway during a peaceful protest demanding justice for Nyx on Saturday at the Mills Police Department in Mills, Wyo. Nyx, a drug detection dog and eight-year veteran of the department, d…

August 23, 2014 7:47 pm
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7 Days Until Kickoff

7 - Combined number of losses for Craig Bohl's North Dakota State teams over the last four seasons, including three FCS national championships. 

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Candidate and groups TV ad expenditures top $69,000

CASPER, Wyo. -- Candidates and interest groups spent at least $69,463 on commercials on Wyoming television during the recent primary, from programs ranging from "General Hospital” and “Dr. Phil” to “Face the Nation.”

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BLM delays wild horse removal in checkerboard lands

CASPER, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management is delaying the removal of wild horses from checkerboard lands in south central Wyoming.

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Wyoming officer charged with animal cruelty; K9 died after being left in hot car

CASPER, Wyo. — A Mills police officer faces an animal cruelty charge after the death of a police dog that he allegedly left in his hot patrol car for several hours.

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