Wyoming

Zach Slaker makes his rounds on the ice resurfacing machine between periods at last week's Jackson Hole Moose Hockey game, as always donning a moose hat found in his grandfather’s attic. (Photo by Ryan Dorgan, Jackson Hole News&Guide)

By Allie Gross Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — Aunts and uncles 1,846 miles away will tune in this weekend to watch the livestream of Jackson Hole Moose Hockey. But those fans are not there for the hockey. They’re there for the Zamboni. Before the game, while the...
By Ramsey Scott Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — The bill to repeal the death penalty in Wyoming received unanimous support in a Senate committee Wednesday after emotional testimony on both sides of the issue.  House Bill 145, sponsored by Rep. Jared Olsen, R-Cheyenne,...
By Kathy Brown Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — More than 400 school districts in the nation are monitoring social media messages for possible threats from students, residents and parents through a service called Social Sentinels. It’s the most popular platform offering...
By Floyd Whiting Buffalo Bulletin Via Wyoming News Exchange   BUFFALO — An amendment to increase funds to $400,000 annually for predator control across the state failed in the Senate last week, a move that has ranchers worried. The timing couldn't have been worse, according to Peter John Camino, a...
By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com   Of all the duties prospective Wyoming Game and Fish employees envision that a job with the agency might entail, rounding up 50 bison in a 27-degree-below-zero mini-rodeo likely isn’t one of them. In addition to participating in research projects, compiling...
By Katie King Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Buffalo has once again been selected as the best site for a new nursing home for veterans, according to Casper City Manager Carter Napier.  The Wyoming Legislature is trying to find the best location in the state to build a...
By Ramsey Scott Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE – In the wake of mounting criticism, state Sen. Lynn Hutchings released a statement Tuesday afternoon defending comments she made to a group of Cheyenne students lobbying for a bill to protect workers from discrimination...
By Michael Illiao The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange   SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s employment and average wages have continued to grow, according to a recent report by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, but looming uncertainty in the price of oil could jeopardize those gains. David...
By Ramsey Scott Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — State Sen. Lynn Hutchings has come under fire for comments she allegedly made to a group of local high school students comparing protections for LGBTQ people to protections for pedophiles and those who practice bestiality...

Mel Hamilton, one of the six members former University of Wyoming football players part of the Black 14 in 1969, talks to the audience Friday at the College of Law on the UW campus. In the background, from left to right, are other Black 14 members in Tony Gibson, Guillermo Hysaw, John Griffin and Tony McGee. (Photo by Ike Fredregill, Laramie Boomerang)

By Robert Gagliardi Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange   LARAMIE — Dispel myths, keep the memory alive, and for some, a little bit of closure. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Black 14 incident at the University of Wyoming. Fourteen members of the UW football team wanted to ask...

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