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Out-of-state PACs will continue to file paperwork

CASPER, Wyo. — A Wyoming legislative committee declined to relieve out-of-state political action committees of the requirement to disclose contributions and expenditures in Wyoming.

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For small ski areas, summer is often busier than winter

For small ski areas, summer is often busier than winter

CASPER, Wyo. — Before snowboarders shred down hills, before skiers jump off cliffs, and before hot chocolate fills cups in lodges, ski area managers are working.

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Oil production around Powder River Basin town is up -- and so is crime

Oil production around Powder River Basin town is up -- and so is crime

Jet, a 9-year-old black Lab with a graying chin, cantered around an SUV pulled over on the side of an Interstate 25 on-ramp outside of Douglas.

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In Wyoming, governor doesn't want to let water leave state

In Wyoming, governor doesn't want to let water leave state

MANDERSON, Wyo. — Every spring, John Joyce watches as thousands of gallons of water in the Nowood River rush by his ranch in northern Wyoming. It’s water that eventually moves into the Bighorn, Yellowstone, Missouri and Mississippi rivers before dumping into the Gulf of Mexico.

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Cowgirls look to bounce back from frustrating loss

Cowgirls look to bounce back from frustrating loss

Any hope the Wyoming Cowgirls had of taking some momentum into its upcoming four-game road trip disappeared Tuesday.

November 27, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Idaho Wyoming Basketball

Idaho Wyoming Basketball

Idaho's Karlee Wilson, right, guards Wyoming's Kayla Woodward on Tuesday.

November 27, 2014 4:57 pm

Lawmakers decline to back independent expenditure bill

CASPER, Wyo. — A legislative panel declined to sponsor a bill that would have required increased financial disclosure from groups such as corporations or political action committees that spend money in political races but don't communicate or consult with a campaign.

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TePee Pools plans remodel, new amenities

TePee Pools plans remodel, new amenities

CASPER, Wyo. — Hellie’s TePee Pools, one of the private operators in Hot Springs State Park, has promised a remodel of its facility, alternating-temperature hot tubs, a lazy river, a children’s splash park, a sun deck, new diving boards and a climbing wall.

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Cool break: Thanksgiving weekend will be warm; this winter will be average

Cool break: Thanksgiving weekend will be warm; this winter will be average

CASPER, Wyo. — Expect easy traveling over Thanksgiving weekend and a winter that can best be described as average.

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Bench helps Wyoming men to 4-0 start

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- The Wyoming Cowboys aren't just five men.

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Former Casper firefighter sentenced to prison for setting home on fire

CASPER, Wyo. — A federal judge sentenced a former Casper firefighter to four years behind bars Tuesday for having another man set fire to his home and pickup so he could collect insurance money.

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Winter Weather

Winter Weather

The last rays of sunlight touch the snowy peak of Coffin Butte on Thursday outside Dubois, Wyo. The National Weather Service predicts an average winter, with warm temperatures over much of the Thanksgiving weekend.

November 25, 2014 5:38 pm

Casper man admits to abusing 7-month-old daughter

CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper man charged with child abuse earlier this year after a doctor found bruises on his infant daughter's body pleaded guilty Tuesday in Natrona County District Court on Tuesday.

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EOG Resources submits plans to drill up to 1,500 oil wells

CASPER, Wyo. — EOG Resources, a Houston oil company, has submitted plans to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to drill up to 1,500 oil wells along the Campbell-Converse county line.

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State's snowpack on pace to return to normal

State's snowpack on pace to return to normal

CASPER, Wyo. — Recent snowstorms boosted statewide snowpack from 70 percent to 79 percent of normal, according to the latest snow survey.

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Former Casper police worker faces sexual assault allegations

Former Casper police worker faces sexual assault allegations

CASPER, Wyo. — A former victims advocate for the Casper Police Department faces allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman as she recovered from surgery in a local assisted living center.

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Jim Holscher

Jim Holscher

James "Jim" Holscher makes his initial appearance in Natrona County Circuit Court on Monday at the Townsend Justice Center in Casper. Holscher, the former victim services coordinator for the Casper Police Department, is charged with second-degree sexual assault and exploitation of a vulnerab…

November 24, 2014 6:20 pm
Three charged in murder on Wind River Reservation plead not guilty

Three charged in murder on Wind River Reservation plead not guilty

CASPER, Wyo. — Three residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation who are accused of stabbing and killing a man in June pleaded not guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Cheyenne.

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Man found with 6 grams of meth after avoiding collision with trooper

CASPER, Wyo. — A Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper found six grams of methamphetamine in a Montana man’s minivan Thursday after nearly colliding with the car on U.S. Highway 20 in Worland.

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Wyoming snow pack

Wyoming snow pack

A bull moose soaks up a little sun between snowstorms on Antelope Flats in Grand Teton National Park recently. Snowfall over the past week boosted the state’s snowpack to 79 percent of normal.

November 24, 2014 5:44 pm
Number of fatal highway crashes almost doubles

Number of fatal highway crashes almost doubles

CASPER, Wyo. — Nearly twice as many people have died on Wyoming highways this year compared with 2013, and increases in oil field traffic and drunken driving may be to blame.

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Supreme Court suspends Cody lawyer for mishandling funds

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court suspended a Cody, Wyo., attorney for five years for mishandling funds belonging to insurance companies, according to the Wyoming State Bar.

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Poll: More than half of Wyomingites support same-sex marriage

Poll: More than half of Wyomingites support same-sex marriage

CASPER, Wyo. — A majority of Wyomingites support same-sex marriage, according to a University of Wyoming poll.

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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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Wyoming defeats Colorado, 56-33

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Josh Adams spark came from an unusual starting point on Saturday against Colorado.

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The trouble with flaring: oil companies work to install pipelines as landowner concerns mount

CASPER, Wyo. — Robin Aquilia began feeling a dull pressure between her eyes this summer, about the time flickering flares from oil rigs, new wells and a nearby gas plant appeared on the horizon near her home northeast of Cheyenne.

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Enzi, Barrasso voted against bill to curb NSA data collection

Enzi, Barrasso voted against bill to curb NSA data collection

Wyoming’s two senators were among the no votes that blocked a bill in the U.S. Senate to end bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency.

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Eaton to remain housed on death row pending possible appeal

Eaton to remain housed on death row pending possible appeal

CASPER, Wyo. — Dale Wayne Eaton will remain housed away from the general population pending a possible appeal by the attorney general, according to the Wyoming Department of Corrections.

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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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Casper Mayor Paul Meyer

Casper Mayor Paul Meyer

Casper Mayor Paul Meyer, right.

November 21, 2014 1:02 pm
Dwayne Bahe

Dwayne Bahe

Dwayne Bahe

November 21, 2014 9:58 am
David Watson Jr.

David Watson Jr.

David Watson Jr.

November 21, 2014 9:59 am

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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Santa Fe guard explains picking Wyoming

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- On Wednesday evening, the Star-Tribune spoke with Marshall about his official visit to Laramie last weekend and why Wyoming was the right place for him.

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Dale Wayne Eaton: From trial to death to life

Dale Wayne Eaton: From trial to death to life

Key dates in the murder of Lisa Marie Kimmel and the death penalty case of Dale Wayne Eaton.

November 20, 2014 4:36 pmLoading…
Eaton Trial

Eaton Trial

The family of Lisa Marie Kimmell appear at a press conference March 21, 2004, in Casper, the day after Dale Wayne Eaton was sentenced to death for Kimmell's murder. From left are sisters Sherry Odegard and Stacy Hoover, and parents Sheila and Ron Kimmell. Lisa Marie Kimmell vanished on March…

November 20, 2014 3:25 pm
Ron and Sheila Kimmell

Ron and Sheila Kimmell

Ron and Sheila Kimmell walk away from Dale Wayne Eaton’s mobile home after lighting it on fire July 18, 2005, in Moneta, Wyo. The family was awarded the property in a wrongful death suit.

November 20, 2014 3:25 pm
Big-game migration routes mapped in Wyoming

Big-game migration routes mapped in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — Researchers have for the first time mapped migration routes for five of Wyoming’s big-game species.

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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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'Death with dignity' bill will be introduced in the Legislature

'Death with dignity' bill will be introduced in the Legislature

CASPER Wyo. — Rep. Dan Zwonitzer, R-Cheyenne, said he will sponsor a bill next year that would permit terminally ill Wyomingites to obtain a prescription to end their lives.

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Northwest College begins pursuit of national volleyball title

CASPER, Wyo. -- Northwest College’s run to this weekend’s National Junior College Athletics Association Division I Volleyball Championship at the Casper Events Center began with a loss.

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Wyoming Business Council program has allocated $307M in last decade

CASPER, Wyo. — Of the $307 million the state has spent to grow and diversify the economy through a Wyoming Business Council program over the past decade, approximately 3,697 direct jobs have been or will be created, according to a report presented to a legislative committee on Monday.

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Wyoming proposes new minimum distance between homes and oil wells

CASPER, Wyo. — Oil and gas companies could drill wells 500 feet from the nearest home under a proposal announced Tuesday by the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

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Wyoming pulls High Plains Gas' bonds, adds 2,300 wells to plugging list

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming regulators seized some 2,300 idle coalbed methane wells from High Plains Gas Inc. on Tuesday, in a move that almost doubles the number of abandoned wells the state will need to close.

November 18, 2014 7:00 pm

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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Wyoming pulls High Plains Gas' bonds, adds 3,000 wells to plugging list

Wyoming pulls High Plains Gas' bonds, adds 3,000 wells to plugging list

Wyoming regulators seized High Plains Gas Inc.'s some 3,000 idle coalbed methane wells in the Powder River Basin on Tuesday, in a move that more than doubles the number of abandoned wells the state will need to close.

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High Plains Gas headed for showdown with state

CASPER, Wyo. — High Plains Gas Inc. is headed for a high-stakes meeting with Wyoming regulators today after failing Monday to post a $6.8 million bond to cover the company’s 3,000 idle coalbed methane wells in the Powder River Basin.

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Lander, a mining town turned outdoor recreation hotbed, contemplates the revival of an old iron mine

Lander, a mining town turned outdoor recreation hotbed, contemplates the revival of an old iron mine

LANDER — Cale Case, the longtime state senator here, remembers the days after U.S. Steel announced it was closing the iron mine in nearby Atlantic City. An unbroken stream of ‘for sale’ signs lined Cascade Street, in the neighborhood where he still lives.

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Gingery resigns before retirement

CASPER, Wyo. — Rep. Keith Gingery, R-Jackson, has left the Wyoming Legislature early, saying he did not want to serve as a lawmaker while serving on a local school board to which he was recently elected.

November 17, 2014 9:35 pmLoading…

More than $10,000 raised for girl who drowned in Flaming Gorge

CASPER, Wyo. — More than $10,000 has been raised for funeral costs for a 4-year-old girl who died Saturday in Flaming Gorge.

November 17, 2014 9:33 pmLoading…

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