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CHEYENNE (WNE) — A 61-year-old University of Wyoming professor has died after being caught in a backcountry avalanche while skiing in western Wyoming near the Idaho border.  Jay Norton, a UW Extension soil fertility specialist, was skiing March 17 in the Game Creek drainage on the western slope of...
Grizzly deaths approach record, high population cited   By Mark Davis Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   POWELL — Grizzly bears are dying at a record pace in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, but wildlife officials say that’s a sign of a population that has reached its carrying capacity. ...
Lummis, Western senators renew push for state management of grizzlies   By CJ Baker and Mark Davis Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   POWELL — A group of Republican senators from Wyoming, Idaho and Montana are calling on Democratic leaders to take “immediate” action on a bill that would...
FROM WYOFILE:  We’ve been here before: Wyoming nuclear project echoes of past   By Joel Funk, WyoFile.com   When state officials unveiled in June that a nuclear demonstration project is slated for Wyoming, they touted it as an advanced technology. But critics of the Natrium project say we’ve been...
Wyoming towns eager to host nuclear plant   By Ellen Gerst Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Four Wyoming communities are in the running to play host to a new nuclear reactor coming to the state. The next-generation plant will replace an existing coal-fired plant, meaning...
Yellowstone grizzly population jumps with count revision   By Mike Koshmrl Jackson Hole Daily Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — Federal scientists who track grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are revising a key criterion that underlies how they count bears, with the effect being...
Gordon leads governor coalition urging Biden to withdraw oil and gas executive order   By Brady Oltmans Sublette Examiner Via Wyoming News Exchange   PINEDALE – Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon, along with 16 other Republican governors, sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Monday urging him to withdraw...
Legislators propose oversight of health orders   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — At least four bills that would specifically regulate public health orders have been introduced in the Wyoming Legislature this session. The tenor of the proposals ranges from...

The Ice Bar at Jackson Fork Ranch, which opened on Dec. 20, is made almost entirely of solid ice and compacted snow. Even the drinks are served in ice glasses. Photo by Kayla Renie, Jackson Hole News&Guide

Bondurant bison ranch now boasts only free-standing ice bar in U.S.   By Johanna Love Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange    JACKSON — The coldest town in Wyoming now contains another curiosity: the only free-standing ice bar in America. The Ice Bar at Jackson Fork Ranch was built...

Tourists take photos of Lynnette Benedict as she participates in a Back the Blue rally, held in support of law enforcement at Jackson Town Square. The event drew dozens of people Sunday in protest of policies and politicians that would defund police departments. Photo by Bradly J. Boner, Jackson Hole News&Guide.

A rally for the 'good cops': Group gathers on Town Square for pro-police rally   By Lauren Teruya  Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON – A black-and-white American flag with a centered blue stripe rose above the gathered crowd Sunday to show support for local police...

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