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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
High Plains Gas

High Plains Gas

Ed Presley, CEO of High Plains Gas Inc., points out coal-bed methane well sites on Sept. 30 at his company’s office in Sheridan. Presley plans to revive CBM wells across the Powder River Basin, many of which were abandoned after natural gas prices plummeted several years ago.

November 11, 2014 5:58 pm
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Natrona County’s Stevann Brown and Josh Harshman celebrate a Mustang touchdown as Kelly Walsh hosted Natrona County in the 50th Oil Bowl on Oct. 3, at Harry Geldien Stadium in Casper, Wyo. Natrona County won 49-0.

November 07, 2014 6:42 pm
Owen Larson mixes paint

Owen Larson mixes paint

Owen Larson mixes paint while working on a large steel rack which will be used to hold donated lifejackets along the North Platte River on Wednesday at D & H Welding in Casper. D & H employees donated their time to make the racks, which many hope will help make the North Platte River…

November 03, 2014 8:57 am
D & H Welding River Safety

D & H Welding River Safety

Owen Larson mixes paint while working on a large steel rack which will be used to hold donated life jackets along the North Platte River on Wednesday at D & H Welding in Casper. D & H employees donated their time to make the racks, which many hope will help make the North Platte Rive…

November 01, 2014 9:48 pm
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Cody’s Marc Stroud holds the Class 3A West Conference championship trophy after the Broncs’ 39-0 victory over Powell on Oct. 24, at Panther Stadium in Powell, Wyo. Cody defeated Rawlins on Friday, 61-6, to advance to the state semifinals against Riverton.

October 31, 2014 6:10 pm
High Plains Gas

High Plains Gas

Ed Presley, CEO of High Plains Gas, sits for a portrait in September at his company's office in Sheridan.

October 26, 2014 6:30 pm
High Plains Gas

High Plains Gas

Ed Presley, CEO of High Plains Gas, points out coalbed methane well sites on a map at his company’s office in Sheridan.

October 26, 2014 6:30 pm
High Plains Gas

High Plains Gas

Ed Presley, CEO of High Plains Gas, sits at his workbench, where he created prototypes of the Gazmo, which he says will significantly lower operators’ costs by keeping produced water in the ground.

October 26, 2014 6:30 pm
High Plains Gas

High Plains Gas

Ed Presley, CEO of High Plains Gas, stands with prototypes of the Gazmo, which he says will significantly lower operators’ costs by keeping produced water in the ground.

October 26, 2014 6:30 pm
High Plains Gas

High Plains Gas

Ed Presley, CEO of High Plains Gas, shows a pen at his company's office in Sheridan that will guard gas wells from even the toughest bulls. Presley plans to revive CBM wells across the Powder River Basin, many of which were abandoned after natural gas prices plummeted several years ago.

October 26, 2014 6:30 pm
Female hunters

Female hunters

Betsy Peterson and Cindy Phegley recently returned from an all-ladies hunt in the Snowy Range with three other Casper, Wyo., women.

October 26, 2014 4:58 pm
Female hunters

Female hunters

Betsy Peterson and Cindy Phegley recently returned from an all-ladies hunt in the Snowy Range with three other Casper, Wyo., women. Women applying for Wyoming hunting licenses increased nearly 13 percent between 2008 and 2013.

October 26, 2014 4:59 pm
Wyoming couple opens up about their life together in wake of gay marriage ruling

Wyoming couple opens up about their life together in wake of gay marriage ruling

“You guys have the same rings,” she said. “Are you married?”

October 26, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Douglas Police Department

Douglas Police Department

Douglas Police Department Sergeant Matt Schmidt watches as an officer conducts a traffic stop in Douglas. The town of roughly 6,000 is facing higher levels of drug and alcohol-related crime with the influx of out-of-state workers employed in the nearby oil and gas fields.

October 21, 2014 7:21 pm
Douglas Police Department

Douglas Police Department

Douglas Police Sgt. Matt Schmidt and the department's drug dog Jet (left, in tall grass) prepare to check a vehicle for drugs. The town of roughly 6,000 is facing higher levels of drug and alcohol-related crime with the influx of out-of-state workers employed in the nearby oil and gas fields. 

October 21, 2014 7:21 pm
Douglas Police Department

Douglas Police Department

Douglas Police Department Officer Ben Zwiebel, left shows Sergeant Matt Schmidt, right, a bag holding pre-rolled marijuana cigarettes likely brought from Colorado as Officer Sean Leman continues to search a vehicle. The town of roughly 6,000 is facing higher levels of drug and alcohol-relate…

October 21, 2014 7:21 pm
Douglas Police Department

Douglas Police Department

Douglas Police Officer Ben Zwiebel holds three pre-rolled marijuana cigarettes that were found during a traffic stop. The town of roughly 6,000 is facing higher levels of drug and alcohol-related crime with the influx of out-of-state workers employed in the nearby oil and gas fields.

October 21, 2014 7:22 pm
Douglas Police Department

Douglas Police Department

Douglas Police Sgt. Matt Schmidt works a night shift. The town of roughly 6,000 is facing higher levels of drug and alcohol-related crime with the influx of out-of-state workers employed in the nearby oil and gas fields.

October 21, 2014 7:22 pm
Douglas Police Department

Douglas Police Department

Douglas Police Sgt. Matt Schmidt throws a toy to Jet, the department's drug dog, to reward him for finding marijuana during a traffic stop. The town of roughly 6,000 is facing higher levels of drug and alcohol-related crime with the influx of out-of-state workers employed in the nearby oil a…

October 21, 2014 7:22 pm
Douglas Police Department

Douglas Police Department

Jet, the Douglas Police Department drug dog, relaxes on his couch after finding marijuana during a traffic stop. The town of roughly 6,000 is facing higher levels of drug and alcohol-related crime with the influx of out-of-state workers employed in the nearby oil and gas fields.

October 21, 2014 7:22 pm
Gay Marriage Wyoming

Gay Marriage Wyoming

Wyoming Equality chairman Jeran Artery speaks to media following a hearing on same-sex marriage last week at the Ewing T. Kerr Federal Building in Casper.

October 20, 2014 5:07 pm
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Lusk, Wyo., head coach Matt VandeBossche congratulates his players after a 56-13 victory over Lingle, Wyo., on Oct. 10.

October 17, 2014 6:55 pm
Mitzi Feeney fills out her ballot

Mitzi Feeney fills out her ballot

Mitzi Feeney fills out her ballot during the Aug. 19 primary elections at Jefferson School in Casper. In a poll of Wyoming voters commissioned by the Star-Tribune, 68 percent of respondents said they would prefer the state superintendent of public instruction remain an elected position.

October 17, 2014 10:29 am
Rally for Marriage Equality

Rally for Marriage Equality

Amanda Kloeppel and Guy Harris call to passing motorists earlier this month during a rally in support of marriage equality in Casper, Wyo.

October 15, 2014 5:36 pm
Hogadon manager Chris Smith

Hogadon manager Chris Smith

Hogadon manager Chris Smith oversees work on the ski area's water reservoir in October. Smith is going into his second winter as the ski area's manager after spending six years as coach of the Casper Mountain Racers and heading the Casper Mountain Snow Sports School for three.

October 14, 2014 3:33 pm
Hogadon prepares for winter

Hogadon prepares for winter

A new liner for a 1.7-million gallon reservoir is installed in October at Hogadon Ski Area in Casper. The reservoir holds water for the ski area's six new snow-making machines, which now can make snow at higher temperatures with less water pressure.

October 14, 2014 3:33 pm
Hogadon prepares for winter

Hogadon prepares for winter

Tyler Nelson, assistant superintendent at Hogadon Ski Area, prepares the ski area's six new snow-making machines for operation. The ski area traded in four old snow-making machines to help offset the cost of the new guns, which can make snow at higher temperatures with lower water pressure.

October 14, 2014 3:33 pm
Hogadon prepares for winter

Hogadon prepares for winter

Hogadon Ski Area also made improvements to its chairlift, with a new digital control system that will allow the chair to operate at lower speeds, resulting in fewer overall stops.

October 14, 2014 3:33 pm
Mary Jane Collins comforts her grandson

Mary Jane Collins comforts her grandson

Mary Jane Collins comforts her grandson Coen Cunningham as he speaks about his late stepbrother, Brett Collins, in September at the family's home in Ranchester. Collins, 20, was killed Aug. 20, 2012, after being struck in the head with a track hoe bucket while working for COP Construction at…

October 13, 2014 10:19 am
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Gov. Matt Mead, center, greets Democratic challenger Pete Gosar, right, prior to a debate Thursday in Casper as Libertarian candidate Dee Cozzens passes them on his way to the stage. Under Mead, the state has regularly found itself in court in cases involving the federal government.

October 12, 2014 5:48 pm
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Rawlins junior quarterback Jace Allard, in pink, listens to instructions with teammates during practice on Tuesday in Rawlins, Wyo. Allard returned to the football field this year for the first time since eighth grade, and has helped the Outlaws revive their passing game and achieve a 3-2 re…

October 09, 2014 5:00 pm
Orvie Stoneking shows a map

Orvie Stoneking shows a map

Orvie Stoneking shows a map Wednesday in Rolling Hills of oil and gas leases that will extend to the minerals beneath his North Monkey Road home. Stoneking worries that the drilling will deplete or contaminate private residential water wells in the area.

October 07, 2014 11:21 am
Orvie Stoneking

Orvie Stoneking

Orvie Stoneking has lived with his wife, Marcella, on their 5-acre plot of land on North Monkey Road in Rolling Hills for 25 years. The couple and many of their neighbors are trying to be proactive in preventing the possibility of contamination of the drinking water by drilling operations pr…

October 07, 2014 11:02 am
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Natrona County’s Sierra Wilson will lead the defending state champion Fillies against Montana’s defending state champ, Billings Senior, in a Border War showdown on Saturday in Billings.

October 03, 2014 7:10 pm
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Sam Buck is trying to restore the glory at Riverside High School.

September 04, 2014 5:35 pm
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.

September 01, 2014 6:13 pm
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,…

September 01, 2014 6:13 pm
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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.

August 30, 2014 4:13 pm
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Trent Buckendorf has his knee checked Friday by Dr. Zach Deiss at the Casper Re-Entry Center.

August 30, 2014 4:13 pm
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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
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 …

August 24, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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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
Election day

Election day

Isabel Sorensen tries her best to calm her dog Guinness’ excitement while marking her ballot during state primary elections on Tuesday at Dean Morgan Junior High in Casper. With more than three-quarters of Wyoming’s voters registered as Republicans, many of the state’s races will be decided …

August 20, 2014 7:13 am
Bob Ide

Bob Ide

Bob Ide responds to a question during a legislative debate with Senate District 29 incumbent Drew Perkins on Tuesday at the Parkway Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre in Casper.

July 25, 2014 9:59 pm
Drew Perkins

Drew Perkins

Senate District 29 incumbent Drew Perkins responds to a question during a legislative debate with challenger Bob Ide on Tuesday at the Parkway Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre in Casper.

July 25, 2014 9:45 pm
Memorial for Coach Jim Stringer

Memorial for Coach Jim Stringer

Past and present Powell football players join Riley Stringer for a walk across the football field during a memorial service for his father and head football coach Jim Stringer on Thursday at Panther Stadium in Powell. 

July 24, 2014 6:52 pm

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