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Fremont County School District #1 teacher Julie Calhoun and paraprofessional Stephanie Harris hand out bagged free lunches in front of Gannett Peak Elementary School in Lander on March 27, 2020. The district prepared 600 meals a day for kids under the age of 18 during the COVID-19 closure. (Katie Klingsporn/WyoFile)

 
FROM WYOFILE:    State education boss says Wyoming’s current summer lunch program suffices. Food-assistance organizations don’t see it that way.   Wyoming is one of 15 states to opt out of a new U.S. Department of Agriculture program that aims to supplement family food needs when school isn’t in...
FROM WYOFILE:    Previously confidential agreement, released after threat of lawsuit, outlines payment and a soft commitment to continue mental health training for deputies.   Albany County paid $1.2 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the mother of Robert Ramirez, whose son was...
FROM WYOFILE:    Chosen by Gov. Gordon, the Cheyenne attorney will likely help decide whether most abortion remains legal in Wyoming.   Gov. Mark Gordon is appointing Robert Jarosh to the Wyoming Supreme Court, he announced Friday — a decision that will likely affect the state long past the...

The inside of an ambulance in Cody, Wyoming. (Madelyn Beck/WyoFile)

FROM WYOFILE:    The proposals would guarantee state workers 24 hours of paid leave for EMS or firefighter volunteering and would provide a health insurance option to those without.   Amid funding and staffing pressures at emergency medical service agencies across Wyoming, two bills this...

Competitors at the 2021 Borealis Fat Bike World Championship in Sublette County. (Sam Harnak)

FROM WYOFILE:    The draft legislation will have bearing on the outdoor recreation industry’s growth and impacts.   Want to see more trails at your local cross-country-ski spot? Concerned about protecting wildlife from mountain bike disturbances in the dense forest? Think there are too many cars in...

A reporter locates on a map the common corner that the Missouri hunters used to reach public land on Elk Mountain. (Mike Vanata/WyoFile)

 
FROM WYOFILE:    Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Sierra Club, GreenLatinos, Western Watersheds Project and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers claim landowners use ‘range-war’ tactics to block access to public land.   Conservationists, environmentalists, hunters and minority advocates filed legal...

A shed hunter with a big haul crosses Flat Creek on the Bridger-Teton National Forest adjacent to the National Elk Refuge. (Sam Maher)

FROM WYOFILE:    Research out of University of California-Berkeley shines light on the burgeoning outdoor pursuit and hints at how antler gathering might change under new regulations favoring Wyoming residents.   Take a white male westerner who likes nature and exercise and makes pretty good money...

A worker sprays a joint on a rig drilling a natural gas well in the Wamsutter field. (Dustin Bleizeffer/WyoFile)

FROM WYOFILE:    Conservation groups say smaller lease sales are a response to industry’s ‘tepid’ interest in new tracts because it has access to plenty of federal acreage already.   The first of four oil and natural gas lease sales scheduled in Wyoming this year is significantly smaller than past...

In a breakout task force group to discuss the Rock Springs Area Resource Management Plan Revision, stockmen John Hay III, president of the Rock Springs Grazing Association, and T. Wright Dickinson of the Vermillion Ranch work on the Wyoming alternative. (Angus M. Thuermer Jr./WyoFile)

FROM WYOFILE:    Turbulent phase ends on cooler note with consensus on dozens of recommendations from the governor-created task force.   Despite representing disparate interests, the 11 members of a governor-appointed task force reached consensus on more than 100 recommendations for the Bureau of...

Former Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin, center, walks from federal court after the first day of his trial, as the U.S. Capitol is seen in the background, in Washington on March 21, 2022. Griffin was charged with illegally entering Capitol grounds the day a pro-Trump mob disrupted the certification of Joe Biden's presidential election victory on Jan. 6, 2021. He was later convicted of trespassing. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

FROM WYOFILE:    Local GOP embraces controversy to raise $12,500 while cheering on Trump’s possible return to White House.   Men, women and children, many dressed in cowboy hats, jeans, leather boots and clothes patterned with stripes and stars, gathered Saturday afternoon in the auditorium of the...

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