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Judging by the fat levels of mule deer in the region, this fawn mule deer in Pinedale was in great shape going into the winter of 2023-’24, which has been mild through late January. (Mike Koshmrl/WyoFile)

FROM WYOFILE:    This year’s mild weather is a major departure from last year’s heavy snows. Experts weigh in on the long-term implications.   Thousands of deer and pronghorn toppled over next to fences and along roadways, unable to find food as snow piled day after day across Wyoming last year....

Jackson Street Apartments, a $54 million low-income public housing project paid for by the Cumming Foundation and Teton County demonstrates a community effort to address the affordable housing shortage in Jackson (Angus M. Thuermer Jr./WyoFile)

Editors:  A photo to go with the following story may be found in today’s folder.  See cutline information below.    Jackson Street Apartments, a $54 million low-income public housing project paid for by the Cumming Foundation and Teton County demonstrates a community effort to address the...

A coyote scans the landscape on the cut bank above the Gros Ventre River on the road to Kelly. (Tim Mayo)

 

FROM WYOFILE:    State wildlife officials propose — and commissioners approve — a $200,000 bump in funding to kill coyotes from the air on deer fawning grounds.   Last winter killed most of western Wyoming’s mule deer.    That prompted calls to kill predators, and wildlife managers listened — even...
FROM WYOFILE:    A critical assessment by a Forest Service specialist in 2022 cast doubts on whether a proposed and controversial reservoir meets federal standards.   Wyoming’s plan to construct the West Fork Dam in the Medicine Bow National Forest “does not align well” with federal policy and...

Aerial view of the Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston. (Wyoming Department of Health)

FROM WYOFILE:    A national report found Wyoming had the nation’s highest rate of people in jail waiting to get care at the state hospital.   A new survey highlights Wyoming’s continued struggle to provide beds for patients at its state-run psychiatric hospital.    National nonprofit Treatment...
CHEYENNE — What should have been a nonpartisan issue became a heated political debate in the Capitol’s auditorium on Friday, when dozens of people turned out in person and online to comment on a controversial new voter registration rule.   Secretary of State Chuck Gray filed a notice of the rule on...
FROM WYOFILE:    Governor’s RIDE initiative aims to reimagine how Wyoming delivers education with a focus on student-driven learning and bolstered mental health support.   Nine school districts — ranging from Jackson to Upton to Cheyenne — are piloting a new K-12 education model that could...

Whitetail deer in the Lake De Smet region north of Buffalo. (Mike Koshmrl/WyoFile)

 
FROM WYOFILE:    A drought-driven disease devastated deer populations in far northeast Wyoming, and recovery is slow going.   DEVILS TOWER—When the cyclic population of deer near Ogden Driskill’s Crook County ranch peaks, sometimes he’ll count as many as 800 whitetails grazing away in a single...

Marcela Gramcko, a third-year University of Wyoming pharmacy student from Caracas, Venezuela, extracts the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before injecting a patient. (University of Wyoming)

 
FROM WYOFILE:    Likely spurred by flawed studies in the 90s and vaccine fears during the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of religious exemptions continues to grow.   More and more Wyoming students aren’t getting vaccines.   These aren’t the much-maligned and distrusted COVID-19 vaccines, though....

Wyoming Public Service Commission Supervising Attorney Ivan Williams, Commissioner Mike Robinson, Commission Chair Mary Throne and Commission Deputy Chairman Chris Petrie pictured Oct. 25, 2023 in Cheyenne. (Dustin Bleizeffer/WyoFile)

FROM WYOFILE:    Black Hills Energy is the second utility in the state to impose a ‘carbon capture compliance’ surcharge in an effort to keep coal plants from shuttering.   State regulators this month approved a $1.1 million annual “low-carbon” surcharge for Black Hills Energy’s Wyoming customers...

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