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Teen birth rates in Wyoming fall for 5th straight year

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming teen birth rates continued a five-year decline, according to a report released by the Wyoming Department of Health.

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Feds announce $600K in grants to Wyoming navigators

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming citizens searching for health insurance in the federal marketplace will continue to receive assistance from the state’s two navigator organizations, after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced renewed grant funding for the Cowboy State.

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Northern Arapaho tribe dissolves joint business council

CASPER, Wyo. —  The Northern Arapaho Business Council on Wednesday announced its decision to dissolve the Shoshone and Arapaho Joint Business Council.

September 10, 2014 5:01 pmLoading…

School district does not plan to release NCHS skit investigation

CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County School District officials on Monday night said they would release some details from the ongoing investigation — but not the full investigation — into several Natrona County High School administrators and staff members who were involved with a back-to-school welc…

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Big Horn Basin water rights review closes after 37 years

CASPER, Wyo. — After more than 37 years of ongoing water rights cases in the Big Horn River Basin, the case’s final decree was signed Friday.

September 06, 2014 5:07 pmLoading…
Wyoming adult obesity rate jumps 3.2 percent in new study

Wyoming adult obesity rate jumps 3.2 percent in new study

CASPER, Wyo. — After two years of decline, adult obesity rates in the Cowboy State increased 3.2 percent, according to a new study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Governor hosts Wyoming broadband summit

Governor hosts Wyoming broadband summit

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead is hosting the third annual Wyoming Broadband Summit next month to bring industry leaders and local officials together with the aim of improving broadband access in the state.

September 02, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…

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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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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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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Secretary of state race highlights counties' differing election equipment

Secretary of state race highlights counties' differing election equipment

CASPER, Wyo. — As primary election results poured in late Tuesday night, the seesaw battle in the secretary of state race became the main event.

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Natrona County moves forward with recount despite loser's request

CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County Clerk’s Office is recounting votes in the all of the county’s primary races after the Republican race for the County Commission was decided by 0.3 percent.

August 20, 2014 6:31 pmLoading…

Fact check: Secretary of state candidates fight with transparency

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming secretary of state candidate Ed Murray worked to separate himself from his fellow candidates Wednesday night during the PBS debate in the Little Theater on the campus of Central Wyoming College in Riverton.

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State says PACs missed filing deadlines

CASPER, Wyo. — Issue advocacy groups are not only filling mailboxes in Wyoming, they also largely aren’t filing reports with the Secretary of State’s Office as required by law.

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U.S. Senate candidates debate health care, immigration

U.S. Senate candidates debate health care, immigration

CASPER, Wyo. — Candidates for the U.S. Senate tangled over federal budget issues, the legalization of marijuana and the Affordable Care Act in the final of four nights of PBS debates at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.

August 14, 2014 9:00 pm Photos


Secretary of state hopefuls discuss recapture of SLIB funds

Secretary of state hopefuls discuss recapture of SLIB funds

CASPER, Wyo. -- Wyoming secretaries of state fulfill a broad range of roles, from chief elections officer to securities commissioner. But one of their most important duties is serving on the State Loan and Investment Board.

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Wyoming firefighting agencies yet to tap fund for wild land fires

Wyoming firefighting agencies yet to tap fund for wild land fires

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming firefighting agencies have yet to tap the approximately $16 million fund allocated for fire suppression in the state.

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Four days of debates feature contested statewide offices

CASPER, Wyo., — Wyoming Public Broadcasting Service will host a series of debates in Riverton this week featuring candidates for the contested statewide primary races in the state.

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Magpul deal a center of dispute in Wyoming GOP treasurer primary

CASPER — Retired U.S. patent agent Ron Redo is challenging incumbent Mark Gordon in the GOP primary for Wyoming treasurer.

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Federal court rules in favor of third-party fundraising

CASPER, Wyo. — Independent and minor party candidates in Wyoming can start fundraising after a ruling in the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming issued an order to halt enforcement of a Wyoming election law and approving a settlement in the lawsuit.

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Department of Health focuses on Whooping Cough prevention

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming health officials are finding an abnormally high number of whooping cough cases in the Cowboy State this year.

August 03, 2014 3:48 pmLoading…

Regulators investigate Casper airport for WWII-era contamination

CASPER, Wyo. — The four-engine drone of the B-24 Liberator has long since faded at Casper/Natrona County International Airport.

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Wyoming Liberty Group challenges campaign contribution cap in federal court

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Liberty Group is suing Secretary of State Max Maxfield in federal district court for the removal of two-year campaign contribution limits in the Cowboy State.

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Campaign: Staffer sent obscene sketch to ex-aide

CASPER, Wyo. — The campaign for Wyoming secretary of state candidate Ed Murray acknowledges that one of its staff members sent an obscene sketch to a former campaign assistant but insists the matter was a joke among friends.

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OSHA cites Western Sugar for 39 violations

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Workforce Service’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined the Denver-based Western Sugar Cooperative $194,000 for 39 violations at its Torrington and Lovell facilities.

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Wyoming will not oppose 3rd-party fundraising in federal case

Wyoming will not oppose 3rd-party fundraising in federal case

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Attorney General’s office filed a motion Wednesday to move forward unopposed to a motion that would change campaign finance laws giving third-party candidates the opportunity to raise funds during primary elections.

July 17, 2014 5:37 am Photos


State grants Wasatch Wind site granted final extension

State grants Wasatch Wind site granted final extension

CASPER, Wyo. — The Industrial Siting Council granted Wasatch Wind a final permit extension to begin construction on the company’s long-disputed Pioneer Park wind farm near Glenrock.

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Wyoming secretary of state candidates questioned for failure to vote

CASPER, Wyo. — The crowded race for Wyoming secretary of state assumed a more aggressive tone Tuesday after candidates accused Ed Murray, a Cheyenne Republican, and Ed Buchanan, a Torrington Republican, of failing to vote in the 2012 GOP primary election.

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Sheridan mayor will replace Schiffer in Wyoming Senate

CASPER, Wyo. — Members of the Johnson County and Sheridan County boards of commissioners selected Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey on Monday to fill the Senate District 22 seat left vacant after the death of Sen. John Schiffer.

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Oil companies accused of discrimination

CASPER — The Equal Opportunity Commission and employees of Dart Energy and J&R Well Service are suing, accusing the companies of racial discrimination on job sites in Wyoming.

July 06, 2014 2:00 pmLoading…

EPA waters redefinition causes uncertainty at the state level

CASPER, Wyo. — The Environmental Protection Agency rule that would redefine waters protected under the Clean Water Act appears relatively simple on the surface, but a shift in the rule’s definitions could greatly affect the implementation of the rule at the state and local levels.

July 05, 2014 4:51 pmLoading…
Veterans struggle against VA benefit system

Veterans struggle against VA benefit system

The fear reminded Don Browning of that long-ago warning shot at sea, when his destroyer ventured into Chinese waters.

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White House says Medicaid expansion would cover 16K Wyoming residents

CASPER, Wyo. — A new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers released Wednesday found more than 16,000 Wyoming residents would gain coverage if the state were to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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Groups petition for wild horse protection through reclassification

CASPER, Wyo. — The wild horse has long been ingrained in the culture of the western United States, but the animals have always been defined as a non-native species brought to the continent by Spanish explorers.

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Youth boom counters aging baby boomers

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming is among seven states growing younger, according to the newest population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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BLM proposes second Wyoming wild-horse sanctuary

CASPER, Wyo. — A 529-acre swath of the Double D ranch south of Lander could become home to more than 250 legends of the American West.

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Mead commissions Wyoming rifle

Gov. Matt Mead is adding a new rifle, made in Wyoming, to his personal collection.

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Study: Wyoming among highest for state gun death rates

Study: Wyoming among highest for state gun death rates

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming ranked fourth on a list of states with the highest overall gun death rates, according to analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Diesel vehicles are big in Wyoming

Wyoming drivers turn to diesel at a higher rate than any state in the U.S., according to a recently released study of state vehicle registration statistics.

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Group urges leaders to stand up to feds on Riverton boundary ruling

Members of the Citizens Equal Rights Alliance began their weekend conference in Riverton by encouraging local leaders to stand up to the EPA on a ruling that would make Riverton part of tribal lands.

June 14, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Eastern Shoshone tribal liaison steps down, slams Gov. Mead

Eastern Shoshone tribal liaison Sara Robinson announced Monday she is stepping down as the tribe’s representative to both the Wyoming Legislature and governor’s office.

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State officials, tribes at odds over EPA boundary ruling

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming legislators renewed Monday the ongoing battle over an Environmental Protection Agency ruling that would include Riverton as a portion of the Wind River Indian Reservation.

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State's congressional delegation proposes act to streamline water permits

Wyoming Republican Sens. John Barrasso and Mike Enzi introduced legislation that would ease permitting requirements for construction of new surface water storage projects in the western United States.

June 08, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

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