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As state water developers search for more than a half billion dollars for dam and reservoir projects, undertakings that have traditionally advanced with little resistance, they’ve run into a new buzz saw of uncertainty powered by rising costs, shaky construction estimates, a fickle bidding...
CASPER — Questions about the advanced nuclear reactor planned for Kemmerer have circulated since the day TerraPower announced it would be built in Wyoming.  People living near the candidate sites wanted to know where the spent fuel would go. If — and how — the electricity the plant generated would...
LARAMIE — More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s some hope that the worst of the virus is behind us. Last Monday, Gov. Mark Gordon lifted the state’s emergency declaration and case numbers have been low throughout Albany County.  Despite that hope, local nurses continue to work...
CHEYENNE (WNE) — On March 14, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center became the first hospital in Wyoming to use Shockwave technology to safely open a patient’s coronary artery that was blocked due to a buildup of calcified plaque.  “Shockwave technology allows cardiologists to fracture problematic...
SARATOGA (WNE) — A 58-year-old South Dakota man is dead following an avalanche in the Encampment River Wilderness on March 12. At approximately 1:02 p.m., the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) received a call from Roy Simonson of Rapid City, South Dakota. Simonson reported himself and Jon P....
Cassandra Scott considers herself a veteran of Wyoming’s often dicey travel conditions. Yet the treacherous roads still took her by surprise on the clear day in February when she and her husband left their Laramie home and drove to Fort Collins to get an abortion for medical reasons. Both lanes of...
CASPER — Wyoming’s Sen. John Barrasso has called repeatedly for uranium to be included in the federal ban on Russian energy imports. He introduced a bill in the Senate on Wednesday intended to keep Russian uranium out of U.S. reactors.  The succinct bill — it consists of two sentences beneath the...
LARAMIE — Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, Albany County is seeing a reprieve from the high case numbers that hit midwinter. Last week, University of Wyoming announced its first day with no positive COVID-19 tests since summer 2020. As of Tuesday, Albany County had an average rate of 2.7 cases...
CHEYENNE — The chairman of the Wyoming Democratic Party condemned the Legislature for its redistricting process throughout the 2022 budget session, but the organization will not file suit in opposition. In a statement released at a news conference Thursday, Joe Barbuto said the redistricting ordeal...

Bighorn Mountains, Via the Buffalo Bulletin and the Wyoming News Exchange

BUFFALO — Agricultural land values are rising in Johnson County and across the country, handing local landowners both opportunities and challenges. "Some of this stuff, we would not have guessed it would have sold at as high a price as it has," said Byron Geis, a sales associate with Chase Brothers...

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