Wyoming

Cole Fauskee and Danika Fagan work to cut a tree and remove it from a trail in the Shoshone National Forest last summer while Carter Fauskee looks on. The teens are the youngest volunteers for the Shoshone Back Country Horsemen. (Courtesy photo)

Volunteers help to rebuild a culture of community service   By Mark Davis Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   POWELL — For more than a quarter century, Bruce Fauskee has been heading out into the wilderness on a mission.  Clearing trails with the Shoshone Back Country Horsemen, Fauskee not...
Uranium sale expected to boost Wyoming production   By Cinthia Stimson Douglas Budget Via Wyoming News Exchange   DOUGLAS — In a move that may mean a huge upswing in uranium mining in Converse County and Wyoming, Uranium Energy Corporation (UEC) has entered into an agreement with Russia’s Uranium...
Industry criticizes plan to tap oil reserves   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The federal government will pull oil from the country’s emergency stockpile in an effort to bring down stubbornly high fuel prices, the White House said Tuesday. Over the next...
End in sight for state’s most expensive road project   By Timothy J. Woods Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — After years of construction, which followed nearly two decades of environmental planning and design, the end of the U.S. Highway 89 construction project south...

Bob Budd at the Sage Grouse Implementation Team meeting in Lander on July 10, 2019. Photo by Angus M. Thuermer Jr, WyoFile.

Climate, population drops, prompt BLM to revise sage grouse plans   By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., wyofile.com   Citing population declines, climate change, habitat loss and other factors, the Bureau of Land Management will revise Western conservation plans for greater sage grouse, including in Wyoming...

A peregrine falcon perches on a rock outcropping. The raptors nest in rocky cliffs. Photo courtesy of National Park Service.

Stakeholders ID new cliff for controversial via ferrata project   By Katie Klingsporn, wyofile.com   Lander-area recreation stakeholders have identified a new site for a controversial cable-and-rung via ferrata project originally proposed on a cliff where peregrine falcons sometimes nest. The new...
Unemployment falls as people leave work force   CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Research and Planning Section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported Monday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped from 4.5% in September to 4.1% in October.  The recent decreases in...
Riverton approves $80K for company if it maintains 25 local employees   By Katie Roenigk The Ranger Via Wyoming News Exchange   RIVERTON — An outdoor sports equipment company planning to move to Riverton must maintain at least 25 full-time employees in order to keep the economic development money...
COVID-19 special session bill called into question   By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — State lawmakers are beginning to question the interpretation of the special session bill recently signed into law by Gov. Mark Gordon after the suspension of the federal...
Clark fire leaves lives upended   By Leo Wolfson Cody Enterprise Via Wyoming News Exchange   CODY — “That’s 25 years of my life just sucked away in a flame and a wind,” Becky Flowers said. Material items like televisions, couches and food can always be replaced. Family heirlooms like photographs,...

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