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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...
JACKSON — Jackson residents are fed up with tourism, that much is clear. But at least Jackson is no more fed up than other popular destinations around the globe.  That’s according to Seleni Matus, director of George Washington University’s International Institute of Tourism Studies, which is...
GILLETTE —The Wyoming Supreme Court has reversed a decision against a Gillette woman who had pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, saying law enforcement violated her Fourth Amendment rights. Ron Wirthwein represented Nancy M. Hawken, who had pleaded guilty to felony driving under the...
CHEYENNE — Candidates for Wyoming superintendent of public instruction condemned a recent change by the Biden administration prohibiting schools that receive some lunch funding from discriminating against students based on their gender identity and sexual orientation.  Three Republicans – current...

Via the WYPlatteCo.com website

WHEATLAND (WNE) — The official tourism organization for Platte County has launched “A Road Trip Adventure Through Wyoming’s Platte County,” a new mobile scavenger hunt that encourages people to visit destinations across Platte County.  The passport is a free program that any local resident or...
DOUGLAS (WNE) — A Glenrock man has been charged with felony aggravated child abuse stemming from a March incident, and the case was recently bound over to state district court for trial.  The charge is the second time since 2018 that the 34-year-old father has faced criminal charges for physical...
EVANSTON — A 38-year-old Evanston resident has been found guilty of felony animal cruelty after a three-day jury trial. Justin Berry, who was accused of shooting multiple horses on a property in Evanston in 2020, was tried for multiple charges June 7-9, in Third District Court.  According to a...

A road map of Yellowstone National Park indicating points of interest, park road closures due to flooding and improvement projects, and areas where flood impacts occurred. 

Via National Park Services

POWELL —As an economic engine for Wyoming, tourism is second only to mineral extraction.  Rain and rapid snowmelt, which caused extensive river flooding last week, forced the evacuation of Yellowstone and closed entrances into the park. It is not only wreaking havoc on travelers’ vacation plans; it...
CASPER — A bloc of conservative state lawmakers are urging Wyoming’s U.S. senators to vote against an impending gun control bill that would include funding for red flag laws.  Twenty members of the Legislature released a letter Monday opposing any form of gun control. A second letter written by the...
CODY (WNE) — Poultry shows have the go-ahead from the state livestock board after being banned for most of the spring due to concerns of avian influenza. Wyoming’s emergency rule prohibiting commingling of poultry due to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza was repealed June 13, according to a release...

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