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Rock Springs’ Carlos Salcido competed in the Class 4A boys 400-meter dash during the Wyoming State Track and Field Championships in May. Salcido chose New Mexico for college over Wyoming, Iowa, Indiana and others.

January 20, 2015 6:02 pm
Baker Huges

Baker Huges

Casper’s Baker Hughes building is seen on Tuesday. The oil field services company announced it would be laying off about 7,000 workers due to the drop in price of crude oil.

January 20, 2015 5:14 pm
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Sheridan’s Robbi Ryan puts up a shot against Casper Natrona County in last year’s Class 4A state girls basketball tournament. Sheridan advanced to the finals.

January 16, 2015 5:54 pm
Oil Boom in Wright, Wyo.

Oil Boom in Wright, Wyo.

A drilling rig is silhouetted against the setting sun Oct. 28 outside Wright, Wyo.

January 16, 2015 5:12 pm
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Wyoming players celebrate a deep shot by Alan Herndon as the Cowboys faced Boise State on Saturday in Laramie, Wyo.

January 10, 2015 7:45 pm
Wyoming oil industry

Wyoming oil industry

Cole Coxbill plows a road with his family's wheel loader Wednesday at Coxbill Farms in Huntley, Wyo.

January 01, 2015 5:51 pm
Wyoming oil industry

Wyoming oil industry

Cole Coxbill spends his afternoon Wednesday breaking ice in water troughs across the family's cattle feedlot at Coxbill Farms in Huntley.

January 01, 2015 5:51 pm
Wyoming oil industry

Wyoming oil industry

Cole Coxbill plows a path to feed cattle at Coxbill Farms in Huntley, Wyo., recently. Low oil prices are helping farmers and ranchers across the state save on their input cost of operation, which for many includes tens of thousands of gallons of diesel fuel annually.

January 01, 2015 5:51 pm
Holiday outing

Holiday outing

Cross country skiing is a great way to get some exercise over the holidays. Skis can be rented at select outdoor stores.

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John Knospler Jr. Found Guilty

John Knospler Jr. Found Guilty

John Knospler Sr., right, leaves the Natrona County District Court on Tuesday following the conclusion of his son’s trial in Casper.

December 23, 2014 8:27 pm
Restaurant Liquor Licenses

Restaurant Liquor Licenses

Jarrid Lafferty sips a signature margarita on Tuesday at Firerock Steakhouse in Casper, Wyo. A new state bill offers the potential for more liquor licenses available to restaurants.

December 23, 2014 6:52 pm
Grazing bill

Grazing bill

Cattle graze below Muddy Mountain south of Casper. A bill passed by Congress last week will make it easier for people to renew grazing permits for public lands.

December 22, 2014 9:02 pm
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Wyoming’s Derek Cooke Jr. drives ahead of Colorado’s Xavier Johnson as Wyoming faced Colorado on Saturday in Laramie. Wyoming won 56-33.

December 18, 2014 6:06 pm
Cloud Peak Energy

Cloud Peak Energy

Rail cars are loaded with coal at Cloud Peak Energy’s Antelope mine, north of Douglas, Wyo. The mine produced 34.3 million tons of coal in 2012.

December 17, 2014 6:57 pm
Poverty Resistance

Poverty Resistance

Alvina “V” Bowe rotates Brussels sprouts before a truck arrives with more food on Wednesday at the Poverty Resistance food pantry in Casper. Poverty Resistance recently won a $20,000 grant from Wal-mart, which director Mary Ann Budenske plans to put toward the nonprofit’s transportation cost…

December 17, 2014 5:43 pm
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Natrona County coach Justin Kinner cheers on Kit-Kat Gruner during the Don Jacobson Memorial high school Nordic ski meet on Saturday at the Casper Mountain Trails Center.

December 16, 2014 9:55 pm
Max Maxfield

Max Maxfield

Max Maxfield

December 14, 2014 12:01 pm
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Pine Bluffs’ Hunter Thompson takes a free throw as Pine Bluffs faced Rocky Mountain during the Class 2A Wyoming State High School Boys Basketball Championship semifinals at the Casper Events Center. Rocky Mountain defeated Pine Bluffs 71-64 in double overtime to advance to the finals.

December 12, 2014 7:44 pm
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
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
Wyoming vs. Utah State Football

Wyoming vs. Utah State Football

Wyoming’s Xavier Lewis takes a moment to himself before facing Utah State on Nov. 7, at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, Wyo.

November 08, 2014 11:09 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
Wyoming elections

Wyoming elections

Jeff and Jacquelyn Sun speak while voting along with their daughter Daudy, 7, during Wyoming's general election on Tuesday at Dean Morgan Junior High in Casper, Wyo.

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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 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 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

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
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

Douglas Police Department Sgt. Matt Schmidt watches as an officer conducts a traffic stop in Douglas, Wyo. The town of about 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
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, Wyo. Collins, 20, was killed Aug. 20, 2012, after being struck in the head with a track hoe bucket while working for COP Constructi…

October 13, 2014 10:19 am

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