Wyoming

CASPER – House Republicans chose Rep. Albert Sommers to be the next speaker of the House on Saturday, passing over his far-right colleague Sheridan Rep. Mark Jennings for the post, a lawmaker who attended the GOP caucus in Casper told the Star-Tribune.  In the Senate, the Legislature’s current...
CHEYENNE — Gov. Mark Gordon’s recommendation for the 2023- 24 supplemental budget matches his previous call for fiscal conservatism in the wake of a higher-than-expected state revenue forecast.  While there is close to $1 billion available in the General Fund and Budget Reserve Account for the...
SHERIDAN (WNE) — The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Education Committee earlier this week voted to move forward a bill that could result in school staff members who physically discipline children to face criminal charges, such as battery, or civil lawsuits.   The bill, if passed by the full...
RIVERTON (WNE) – The Riverton Medical District announced it has secured $54 million in funding needed to build a new hospital.  On Nov. 16, the Wyoming Loan and Investment Board approved a $10-million grant from the state of Wyoming for the project. In securing the grant, low-interest loan and...
CHEYENNE (WNE) — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming Caring Foundation announced this week it awarded nearly $25,000 in grants to schools across Wyoming to support social and emotional learning programs.  Social and emotional learning helps individuals develop traits such as problem solving, teamwork...
BUFFALO — Two miles from U.S. Highway 16, a Nebraska man drove his truck through Crazy Woman Canyon before he slid off the road on Halloween night. Unharmed, but without a functioning vehicle or a cell phone signal, Nicholas Cashoili turned to his ham radio — a device that needs only a radio...

This photo shows a mountain goat that later dropped his head and actively displaced bighorn sheep at a high-elevation snow patch in Glacier National Park in Montana. Joel Berger, a wildlife researcher from Colorado State University, found that mountain goats displace bighorn sheep 95% of the time when there are salt licks involved. In the Tetons, wildlife managers have worked to rid the landscape of non-native goats to prevent competition with sheep.  Photo courtesy of Forest P. Hayes.

JACKSON —It doesn’t take much to get a mountain goat’s goat. They go from “passive to aggressive really fast,” said Joel Berger, the Barbara Cox Anthony University Chair of Wildlife Conservation at Colorado State University. One of Berger’s recent studies found that in high alpine environments in...

Sarah Houghton, owner of South of Main, a new event space in Sheridan, gives a tour of the home on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022.   Photo by Matthew Gaston, The Sheridan Press.

SHERIDAN —As people continue to gather more and more, one local business owner is offering a home in the heart of Sheridan as a setting for stress-free events. South of Main, a renovated historic home at 205 Coffeen Ave., is an “intimate event space” located in a restored 1903 home. “It’s cozy. I...
CHEYENNE — While applications have opened for candidates hoping to join the new Teacher Apprenticeship Initiative in the spring, funding is still up in the air for Wyoming K-12 school districts.  Officials from the Wyoming Department of Education and the Professional Teaching Standards Board who...
SHERIDAN — While the number of youth cigarette smokers continues to decline across the country, a new but all too common foe looms over Wyoming’s teenagers: vaping. Electronic nicotine delivery systems including e-cigarettes, e-hookahs, e-pipes and e-cigars are defined by the Center for Disease...

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