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FROM WYOFILE:    Lawmakers seek deal for coal carbon capture   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com   Despite several years and a spate of new laws designed to delay the retirement of coal-fired power generating units, the state may have to press harder to broker a deal that results in a coal carbon...
FROM WYOFILE:    Conservation tour highlights Wyoming’s endangered toad   By Andromeda Erickson, WyoFile.com   MORTENSON LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE—In this high and marshy landscape of plains lakes southwest of Laramie lies a haven for the federally endangered Wyoming toad.   Mortenson Lake...
FROM WYOFILE:    Inaugural Wyoming Climate Summit encourages local, collective action   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com   LANDER — Frustrated by state and federal inaction on climate change, community organizers have begun taking action in several Wyoming towns by showing the cost savings of...

Dan Andrews’s oil painting, “Out on a Limb,” won the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s 2022 conservation stamp art award.

Colorado wildlife artist Dan Andrews is no stranger to winning the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s conservation stamp art award. His art was selected in 1986 (pronghorn) and 2016 (swift fox).  Still, when his oil painting of a Pacific marten was crowned the winner of the Wyoming Game and Fish...
Wyoming officials are considering implementing user fees on mountain bikers to raise funds for trail building and maintenance as the activity surges in popularity.  The idea is still in its nascency, with no details on what form the fees would take.  That’s by design, said Dave Glenn, deputy...
The conservation purchase of a 35,670-acre ranch on the North Platte River that puts private land in federal hands bucks Wyoming and GOP resistance to an increase in federal holdings in the state. The conservation acquisition is the largest the U.S Bureau of Land Management has undertaken in...
Collisions with rotating wind turbine blades kill a variety of birds in Wyoming — from passerines to raptors. Exactly how many birds — and whether mortality rates might pose a threat to local and migrating bird populations — remains unknown, according to state and federal wildlife officials. The...
Wyoming lawmakers aim to improve pregnancy outcomes for moms and their babies. The item is the top interim priority for the Joint Health, Labor and Social Services Committee, which took it up during a meeting last week in Riverton. One potential solution involves extending postpartum Medicaid...
Two of famous mamma grizzly bear 399’s male cubs are on a walkabout out of Jackson Hole and into the Green River valley in Sublette County. The 2-year-old grizzlies dispersed from their home range via separate routes, Dan Thompson, Wyoming Game and Fish large carnivore supervisor, said June 7. They...
About a quarter of legislative races in Wyoming’s 2022 election will likely be decided by default, instead of voters. Twenty-two state House and Senate seats are set to go uncontested in both the August primary and November general elections, according to the candidate roster released May 27 by the...

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