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SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 officials expressed some frustration Monday to local legislators regarding a bill passed in 2022 that requires school districts to use specific literacy screening and intervention tools as outlined by the Wyoming Department of Education and implement...
POWELL— A Powell game bird farm has been given the sole right to raise greater sage grouse in the state by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission.  The commission discussed the issue briefly Tuesday afternoon during its meeting in Rock Springs. Commissioners moved to update Chapter 60 regulations to...
JACKSON – While 90% of COVID-19 deaths in October were among Americans age 65 and up, that age group makes up only 16% of the nation’s population, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. Even as the pandemic continues to take an especially high toll on the elderly, Jackson’s new...

A crowd takes a tour of the new Dave Kuhn Training Facility at the WyoTech campus on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new 90,000 square feet, $16 million facility. Photo by Carol Ryzcek, Laramie Boomerang.

LARAMIE — WyoTech, a Laramie technical school, is helping to meet a national need.  That was the sentiment expressed by school, community and business supporters who attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony last Saturday for a 90,000 square feet, $16 million training center on the WyoTech campus.  The...
PINEDALE — Conservation easements – a landowner’s sale or donation of development rights in exchange for perpetual protection of an important agricultural landscape – are not new.  But as Wyoming’s rural counties face explosive growth of land costs, more ranch families and landowners are seriously...
CASPER – As Wyoming’s next federal oil and gas lease sale nears, officials are figuring out how, exactly, to accommodate a Congressional mandate to tie leasing to renewables.  A provision in the Inflation Reduction Act passed this summer restricts the ability of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)...
CHEYENNE — Lawmakers in the 67th Wyoming Legislature will decide whether to expand the state’s Medicaid program eligibility in the upcoming general session.  If approved, Wyoming will be the last state in the West to do so.  The Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee voted 9-5 on Tuesday to sponsor...
SHERIDAN (WNE) — The WYO Winter Rodeo will move to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds for the 2023 event set for Feb. 18. Sheridan County Travel and Tourism Executive Director Shawn Parker said the event has proven extremely popular, bringing more than 10,000 people to the downtown area for the...

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Along with First State Bank’s recent ownership change announcement, there will be a leadership change as well. Mike Morrison will take the lead as the new market president for First Northern Bank of Wyoming, Newcastle branch, and Darwin Rabenberg will be retiring with the transfer of the bank.

 
After 58 years in the community, First State Bank of Newcastle is under new ownership. The bank will continue operations as is until the facility is fully transitioned into First Northern Bank of Wyoming, the oldest bank in the state, in late March of 2023, according to a press release.  Along with...
Tallgrass Landscape Architecture LLC, of Custer, South Dakota, has completed a feasibility study for the proposed Heritage Park near Pinnacle Bank.  Mike Fridell of Tallgrass presented the study, displaying the park design, maintenance, cost estimations and economic impact, to Newcastle City...

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