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CHEYENNE — There is a movement across the country to ban diversity, equity and inclusion programs in state departments and agencies, and Wyoming could soon be one of them.   Sen. Bo Biteman, R-Ranchester, is the sponsor of Senate File 130, “The equality state not equity state act,” a bill that...
POWELL — Cody students these days have been learning in part by engaging with their community.    This year 10 Cody students spent a portion of their day using Cody Regional Health as an opportunity for hands-on learning. They visited the hospital's different departments and learned about diet,...

Sen. Cheri Steinmetz, photo by Michael Smith

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Senate passed an amendment to defund gender studies at the University of Wyoming, while a mirror amendment was rejected down the hall in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.   Sen. Cheri Steinmetz, R-Lingle, introduced Amendment 13 to the Senate budget, which states “...

A Wyoming Game and Fish Department staffer captured this aerial photo of a herd of 1,700 elk in the Laramie Mountains in 2014. The area is prone to “superherds” forming early in the fall. (Wyoming Game and Fish Department/Courtesy)

Editors:  A photo to go with the following story may be found in today’s folder.  See cutline information below.    A Wyoming Game and Fish Department staffer captured this aerial photo of a herd of 1,700 elk in the Laramie Mountains in 2014. The area is prone to “superherds” forming early in the...

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Implementation plans, compliance would have new deadlines   CASPER — State leaders are poised to double down on a mandate that requires utilities to implement carbon capture systems (CCS) on coal fired power plants with the unanimous advancement of SF42 out of the Senate Minerals, Business &...
SARATOGA (WNE) — Success never tasted so good.    Saratoga recently competed against all 50 states in the National Rural Water Association’s Annual Rally in Washington D.C.and finished in the top five at the 25th Annual Great American Water Taste Test.    Saratoga has often made it as a top...
JACKSON (WNE) — The owner of Grand Targhee Resort called a skier “careless” after the 27-year-old Washington man left the resort boundary and triggered a slab avalanche Wednesday when a cornice broke underneath him near Mary’s Nipple.   Targhee owner Geordie Gillett said the skier was just below...

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FROM WYOFILE:    Through the budgeting process, the secretary of state is being scrutinized by some in the Wyoming Legislature, which has a history of challenging the authorities of the five statewide elected officials.   A battle brewing over a clause in the Wyoming Secretary of State’s budget has...

PacifiCorp’s Dave Johnston coal-fired power plant just outside Glenrock. (Dustin Bleizeffer/WyoFile)

 

FROM WYOFILE:    Proponents of the measure say more time is needed to attract interest from prospective third parties that might assume the costs of retrofitting coal plants.   Wyoming’s carbon capture mandate at coal-fired power plants saw several amendments last week and will head to the Wyoming...
POWELL — Police and bankers are warning residents and businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit $100 bills, as several have circulated in Powell in recent weeks. Over the past two weeks, six bogus bills were spotted by local banks and reported to authorities.    While it’s not uncommon for...

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