Gov. Mark Gordon

CHEYENNE (WNE) — Gov. Mark Gordon announced Thursday that Wyoming has filed a second lawsuit against the Department of Interior related to the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to “pause” oil and gas lease sales.  In the first lawsuit, the state challenged the Biden administration’s early...
JACKSON – The legal challenge to Wyoming’s abortion ban is headed to the Wyoming Supreme Court after a Wednesday order from Teton County District Court Judge Melissa Owens to certify questions of law to the state’s highest court. The same day, Judge Owens also denied a request from three...
CASPER — Members of a major railroad union voted to reject a tentative contract deal, union leaders announced Monday, renewing the possibility of a strike that could shut down the country’s railroads — and several key Wyoming industries — early next month.  The deal resulted from last-minute...
CHEYENNE – The 988 system for suicide prevention and mental health crises is one step closer to having a permanent funding source in Wyoming.  Members of the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee voted Monday to sponsor a bill that would establish the suicide and crisis lifeline for the...
JACKSON — Judge Melissa Owens will rule within the next two weeks on whether an anti-abortion nonprofit and two state lawmakers can intervene to defend Wyoming’s new prohibition on most abortions. “This is an extremely difficult decision for this court,” Owens said after Monday’s hearing at the...
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...
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...

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...
CHEYENNE — The State Board of Education is taking the next steps toward reducing the load of state standards for K-12 educators.  On Wednesday morning, members of the board discussed the plan for the audit of state standards; the audit will take place from now through February.  Revisions will...

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