Fremont County

LANDER —  It was in the back room of Pizza Hut when she first met his eye and held his gaze. She didn’t have a name back then, but while her brothers and sisters were tumbling, as puppies do, out of a basket and all around the PAWS’ adoption event, Aggie stood aside and watched the humans in the...

Mark Barron at his Jackson home beneath a solar array that cuts his electricity costs to as little as $18 a month. (Angus M. Thuermer, Jr./WyoFile)

A bill to repeal mandatory net-metering for residential and small business rooftop-solar power generation and reform the program for those grandfathered in squeaked by the Senate Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee Thursday.    Senate File 92 – Small customer electrical...
LANDER — A recent publication that measured the rate of deaths associated with drunk driving in the United States just published its findings and declared that Fremont County ranked number one in auto accidents that resulted in death caused by driving drunk per capita.     The report, published by...
The flow of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids into Wyoming continues to swell, according to data presented to state lawmakers last week.    From 2017 to 2021, Wyoming lost 410 people to drug overdoses with a growing share of deaths due to fentanyl.   Between 2018 and 2021, the number of deaths...
LANDER (WNE) —  A Food Freedom Act amendment proposed by a local legislator this session aims to ensure that the state of Wyoming cannot hold producers of farm-raised eggs and dairy products to a higher standard than any other inspection criteria set by the United States Department of Agriculture...
Mounting pressures have made it nearly impossible for rural EMS agencies to balance their budgets, resulting in a spate of EMS office closures across Wyoming and increasing uncertainty about providing ambulance and emergency care to state residents.  One proposed bill at the Legislature aims to...
At 2.2% Weston County’s unemployment rate for October was the lowest in the state, according to the Nov. 21 report from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Division.  Weston County has maintained a 2.1% or 2.2% unemployment rate for most of the year, the report says....
DOUGLAS — Converse County’s energy industry continues to roll along at a steady pace this winter while leading the Cowboy State in standing oil wells.  Energy industry data, software and insight company ENVERUS reported there are eight standing oil rigs in Converse County and a total of 19 in...
POWELL —University of Wyoming crop physiologist Jim Heitholt is fairly unique in the agricultural world. He didn’t come from an ag family and didn’t consider agriculture as a vocation until finding himself fascinated with crop research during high school.  What he came to realize as he worked...

Via the USDA website

DOUGLAS (WNE) — What some people may think is a beautiful white flower is actually an aggressively invasive weed.  Hoary cress, also known as whitetop, is a noxious weed that causes many problems throughout Wyoming. To mitigate the spread of this noxious weed, the Wyoming Weed and Pest Council (...

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