Wyoming

By Daniel Bendtsen Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange   LARAMIE — Artwork depicting “The World Needs More Cowboys” marketing campaign is now common across campus, but related promotions from the University of Wyoming are just beginning. UW has spent just 20 percent of the $750,000 it plans...
By Cody Cottier  Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — You’ve never seen a tree quite like the one inked onto Evan Guzik’s right forearm. Peeking out from the sleeve of his frayed Nomex shirt is an imagined blend of two pines and a fir: ponderosa, lodgepole and Douglas...
By Sierra Brown Rocket Miner Via Wyoming News Exchange   GREEN RIVER — Green River High School students have graduated from dissecting cats to human cadavers — digitally of course. Last year Sweetwater County School District No. 2 purchased an Anatomage Table, a digital device designed to teach...
By Nick Reynolds Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — A water infrastructure bill shepherded by Sen. John Barrasso passed by a vote of 99-1 on Wednesday, a significant bipartisan victory in a session overshadowed by partisan headlines.  Drafted in the Senate Environment and...
By Ramsey Scott Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — Wyoming now has a clear picture of the potential costs, locations and necessary steps to bring a subsidized long-term treatment facility for veterans to the state.  The Wyoming Veterans' Commission, Wyoming Department of...
By Heather Richards Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The coal firm that operates the Kemmerer mine filed for bankruptcy Tuesday in Houston, the first thermal coal mine to buckle in Wyoming since the coal downturn of 2015. The Kemmerer mine feeds Pacificorp’s Naughton coal-...
By Greg Johnson Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — As Wyoming’s coal industry continues to settle into its “new normal” operations that have seen significant decreases in production and coal-related jobs, it’s going to take radical thinking and action to reinvent coal. The...
By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com   MORAN — Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke touted his agency’s new wildlife migration and winter range preservation strategy in Wyoming on Saturday, efforts critics say he has already undercut by selling controversial oil and gas leases. In Grand Teton...
By CJ Baker Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   POWELL — While looking to obtain some methamphetamine last month, a Powell woman is alleged to have texted a very wrong number: Instead of connecting with an obliging dealer, she reached a Powell police officer on his department-issued...
By Ike Fredregill Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange   LARAMIE — Laramie could soon become the nation’s second drone hub, providing Wyoming with a center for unmanned aircraft flights and data collection, Laramie Regional Airport Board Chairman Tim Stamp said. “Laramie would be an...

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