Wyoming

Sen. Larry Hicks (R-Baggs) responds to criticism about a bill he conceived that would send $5.25 million from Wyoming's rainy day fund to states that share a border with Mexico. (Mike Koshmrl/WyoFile)

 
CHEYENNE — Sen. Larry Hicks (R-Baggs) doesn’t consider himself a racist, bigot or xenophobe.    In the majority floor leader’s office just off the Wyoming Senate gallery last week, he said that part of the promise of the United States is what it offers to immigrants: “the freest country in the...
The Legislature has advanced a bill that legalizes use of physical force by a landowner or landowner’s agent to “terminate” what they believe is criminal trespass.    HB-126 — Trespass–removal of trespasser would update the current Wyoming criminal trespass code to state: “A person who is the owner...
JACKSON — Teton County has a lot to gain from what’s shaping up to be the most popular property tax bill in Wyoming’s most conservative Legislature in recent history.   House Bill 99 would allow more people to apply for an existing state-funded property tax refund program while putting several...
GILLETTE — The Campbell County Commission is being sued for damages to make up for “millions of dollars in lost revenue” in a lawsuit that could go to trial in August.   In a lawsuit that was put on hold in anticipation of a Supreme Court decision in a related lawsuit, Wyoming Horse Racing and...
CHEYENNE —The Wyoming Legislature is one step closer to addressing liquor license limitations throughout the state.   A bill that would gradually increase the number of bar and grill liquor licenses available in local communities was approved Monday by the House Corporations, Elections and...
CASPER — Only the strictest crossover bills remain for consideration in the Legislature now. Following Monday’s deadline for bills to survive a first vote in their chamber of origin, one crossover bill died and two now remain.    Though Wyoming has grappled with crossover voting over the years, the...
DOUGLAS (WNE) — A Douglas man and woman are facing felony child endangerment charges after their infant child was found unresponsive and tested positive at the hospital for both methamphetamine and marijuana. Police responded to Keevin Ware and Haily Walker’s apartment on S. Riverbend on Jan. 13 to...
SHERIDAN (WNE) — A 57-year-old man was found alive after being stranded in the Bighorn Mountains on a snowmobile trip Monday. At approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday, a 57-year-old Sheridan County resident was reported to the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office as overdue from a snowmobiling trip in the...
SHERIDAN (WNE) — The city of Sheridan continues to lose employees to better paying jobs elsewhere, according to Human Resources Director Heather Doke. Doke told Sheridan City Council during its regular meeting Monday the city lost 24 employees in 2022, 14 of whom left in the second half of the year...
Wyoming’s effort to sort out Native Americans’ off-reservation hunting rights in the wake of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, Herrera v. Wyoming, has lost official tribal support.  The legislative effort to strike an agreement, outlined in House Bill 83 – Tribal agreements to hunt and...

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