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UW mask mandate continued until February   By Mary Steurer Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The University of Wyoming will extend its mask mandate until mid-February, the board of trustees voted Wednesday. The mandate, introduced in August, requires all students, faculty and...
‘Strike team’ unveils $3B in proposals for federal stimulus funds   By Dustin Bleizeffer, wyofile.com   Gov. Mark Gordon’s open call for ideas on how to spend more than $1 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act — a measure all three Wyoming Congressional delegates opposed — has so far garnered...

Big Horn Armory owner Greg Buchel is unable to sell his company’s firearms on a state-run site for vendors, which he believes is illegal discrimination. Big Horn Armory currently operates out of a shop in rural Cody, but is looking to expand. (Photo by CJ Baker, Powell Tribune)

Cody gunmaker fights to list products on state website   By CJ Baker Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   POWELL — Firearms manufacturers are not able to sell their guns and ammo on the state’s Shop Wyoming website — and a Cody lawmaker wants the attorney general to take action against what...
One bill emerges from special session   By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — One bill dedicated to fighting the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate emerged Wednesday evening as the Wyoming Legislature ended a seven-day special session.  House Bill 1002 was...
COVID hospitalizations continue to rise   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Wyoming rose to 195 on Monday — the most since Dec. 10.  The last time hospitalizations were climbing at this rate in Wyoming, vaccines...
Standardized test results normal through pandemic   By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow described the 2020-21 state assessment results as “overwhelmingly normal” Tuesday, despite a school year that...
Wyoming coal production falls by 21% in 2020   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Coal production in Wyoming plummeted 21% in 2020 as the U.S. saw its lowest yield since 1965, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Wednesday. The steep decline...
Construction companies deal with low material supply   By Stephen Dow The Sheridan Presss Via Wyoming News Exchange   SHERIDAN — Excalibur Construction used to order its building materials on a per-house basis. This year, they’re ordering per semi-truck. Even then, they’re not guaranteed to get all...
Statewide public health orders reach expected final phase   By The Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Health on Friday announced the likely final phase for statewide public health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the immediate...
Wyoming businesses asked to return millions in COVID-19 relief funding   By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE – Nearly a year after the COVID-19 pandemic began in Wyoming, thousands of businesses statewide have received a boost through funding that arrived via...

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