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Wyoming Department of Health Director Tom Forslund briefs state lawmakers in 2015 at the state Capitol. Forslund said Thursday that he is considering entering the race to replace the outgoing Gov. Matt Mead. AP. facebook · twitter · email; Print; Save. CHEYENNE -- Department of Health Director Tom ...
The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) and the Casper-Natrona County Health Department continue to investigate a growing Natrona County hepatitis A outbreak that began in October. Since October, 14 cases have been confirmed among Natrona County residents, which is a significant increase over ...
Arizona aims to allow state taxpayers the ability to pay their fair share with bitcoin, while Tennessee looks to officially legitimize cryptocurrency purchases by making them legal on paper. Now, Wyoming is throwing its hat into the ring, with four blockchain boosting pieces of legislation up for consideration.
A bill that would calls for the phrase "In God We Trust" to be shown in Wyoming public school classrooms and state government buildings has won ... KGAB-AM reports the bill, which would apply to the Wyoming State Capitol Building, any other buildings occupied by a state governmental agency, and ...
AMONG THE REASONS journalists at Wyoming's largest newspaper plan to unionize? They feel it's the best way to safeguard their ability to report on themselves, in the event they have to. The newly formed Casper News Guild, comprising members of the Casper Star-Tribune, announced its union drive on ...

Alan Merritt, a junior at Powell high school, center, addresses the state Senate education Committee, in support of a proposal that would require Wyoming K-12 schools to provide all students with computer science instruction in Cheyene, Wyo., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 The committee approved the ...
Casper, Wyo. - A central Wyoming school district is recommending expulsion for three high school students and suspension for one after hazing occurred on a school bus. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Fremont County School District 25 will recommend the disciplinary actions for its board of trustees to ...
POWELL -- As lawmakers have discussed whether Wyoming's K-12 schools should teach computer science, they've looked at Powell for insight and answers. "It's pretty much known statewide that Powell's school district is doing some amazing things with computer science," said Sen. Ray Peterson ...
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- A legislative committee has unanimously rejected a proposal to change the state's education funding model. The Select Committee on school finance Recalibration on Tuesday voted down the recommendations made by consultants who were paid about $800,000 to examine a ...
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers unanimously rejected a proposal to change the state's education funding model Tuesday, ending a nine-month, roughly $800,000 review that set out to examine an education system facing a significant funding shortfall. The review -- known as recalibration -- ended ...
"What we're seeing in Wyoming, really, is widespread activity across the state," said Wyoming Department of Health spokeswoman Kim Deti. "We're seeing pretty ... Deti cautioned against seeing the Wyoming Department of Health's end-of-week flu season summary counts as precise. Though they help ...
The cornerstone of the Capitol was laid in 1887, before Wyoming achieved statehood, and additions were made to accommodate the growing Legislature ... (AP) -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has rejected a legal challenge over how state officials are managing a $300 million project to renovate the state ...
During a week that saw President Donald Trump order tariffs on solar panels, solar panel components and washing machines manufactured overseas, one industry with strong ties to Wyoming -- uranium mining -- is hoping the administration's recent foray into more protectionist trade policies can be ...
Wardens and biologists in the Wyoming Game and fish Department compiled a report recently that recommended not allowing crossbows during the special archery season. Some commission members expressed support for the continued use of crossbows, noting that many crossbow users are elderly ...
BlockCrushr Labs, an award-winning Canadian blockchain venture development studio, announced Wednesday the opening of a corporate subsidiary in the state of Wyoming. The move was made to recognize and support the state's progressive approach to blockchain and cryptocurrencies including the ...

Right now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list both Wyoming and Nebraska flu status as being WIDESPREAD. Colorado is still listed as only MODERATE. But the Rocky Mountain region isn't isolated. Most of the United States is listed as having WIDESPREAD flu, and the CDC says more ...
A Wyoming legislative committee has rejected all the tax proposals it was considering to bolster the state's sagging revenues. The Joint Revenue Committee actually voted on only one of the five tax bills on the agenda Wednesday. After a proposed bill to impose a 1 percent tax on purchases at leisure and ...
A Wyoming legislative committee has rejected all the tax proposals it was considering to bolster the state's sagging revenues. The Joint Revenue Committee actually voted on only one of the five tax bills on the agenda Wednesday.
In an executive order, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has directed the state to consider local tech companies when purchasing IT services and products. Mead signed the order on Jan. 26 to incentivize tech companies to relocate to the state and to foster job growth. The governor's actions were prompted by ...
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- In a story Jan. 29 about a woman being arrested for failing to keep up with restitution payments, The Associated Press misattributed one of the sources of the story. The story should have been attributed to KTWO-AM, not KTWO-TV. A corrected version of the story is below: Wyoming ...
The Casper Star-Tribune reports data from the Mine Safety and Health Administration show production at the 12 mines in northern Wyoming, however, rose to 305.3 million tons in 2017, a 6.3 percent increase compared to the year prior. Wyoming Mining Association Executive Director Travis Deti says he ...
Wyoming game managers plan to capture and collar elk next month as part of an ongoing study of brucellosis and elk in the Bighorn Mountains of ... The Wyoming Game and fish Department says up to 60 elk will be captured using a helicopter net-gunning operation in an area south of the lower Greybull ...
Weatherby is the latest gun industry manufacturer to move its operations to Wyoming in the last five years from states that were not seen as friendly to the gun industry. Several companies, including Magpul Industries, moved their manufacturing operations to Wyoming from Colorado after Colorado ...
LARAMIE - Online sales and use tax collections are on track to secure $6 million in general fund revenue for Wyoming in Fiscal Year 2018, a Wyoming ... Jim Robinson, the principal economist for the administration and information's economic analysis division, said the new revenue could help Wyoming ...
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a 43-year-old woman in southwest Wyoming. Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell says the shooting occurred Sunday afternoon at a residence north of Rock Springs. The victim has been identified as Danielle Nichole ...
Wyoming, Wyo - Average retail gasoline prices in Wyoming have risen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.41/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 494 gas outlets in Wyoming. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.0 cents per gallon in the last week ...
Sidenote: The question of whether Wyomingites count their delegation as part of the Washington establish that doesn't share their values is answered partially by another recent poll, released by Morning Consult, that shows Wyoming's Republican Sens. John Barrasso and Mike Enzi as the senators with ...
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- A 5,000-well oil and gas project is being proposed for central Wyoming that would cover 1.5 million acres (0.61 million hectares). Five major oil and gas companies proposed the joint project just north of Interstate 25 between Glenrock and Douglas in Converse County. The drilling ...
Wyoming is stepping up to welcome the blockchain community with open arms. A grassroots group, the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition, has garnered significant momentum to pass a package of legislation that would bring significant benefits to both the blockchain community and the State of Wyoming.
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says the state's unemployment rate has decreased significantly from its year-ago level of 4.8 percent mainly from people leaving the workforce. The state's labor force fell by nearly 8,600 people from December 2016 to December 2017, suggesting that ...
Hageman looking to serve Wyoming people ... This was emphasized last week when she and her husband, John Sundahl, traveled the state to announce her candidacy for Governor of Wyoming. ... "Especially the last four days when we've travelled 1,400 miles and held nine events around Wyoming!
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- University of Wyoming officials say enrollment projections for the spring 2018 semester are trending upward. The Laramie Boomerang reports University of Wyoming Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Kyle Moore said Friday that data suggests there would be 41 ...
Grounds crews work on the landscaping in late 2016 in front of the Marriott Residence Inn on Casper's east side. Wyoming's jobless rate decreased again in December. File, Star-Tribune. facebook · twitter · email; Print; Save. Wyoming's unemployment rate fell slightly to 4.2 percent in December from ...
Wyoming's secretary of state says he will neither seek a second term nor run for governor now that another woman accuses him of sexual misconduct dating ... (AP) -- Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray announced Tuesday he would not seek a second term and had decided not to run for governor this ...
Matt Mead of Wyoming pulls up to shoot a quail flushed during the Grand National Quail Hunt near Enid, Okla. Firearms manufacturer Weatherby Inc. is relocating its manufacturing operations and corporate headquarters from California to Wyoming. Company and state officials, including Mead, announced ...
In Wyoming, pot is illegal. Not so in neighboring Colorado, where recreational marijuana is available in a variety of different forms. The general feeling is that if you bring marijuana legally purchased in Colorado into Wyoming, you'll probably get into trouble. But what kind of trouble remains to be seen.
Albuquerque, N.M. (KRQE) - Paul Weir may have to face the Wyoming Cowboys without leading scorer Sam Logwood. The Lobos senior guard and forward is still nursing a shoulder injury. Logwood could be a game time decision. It's unlikely that Lobos junior guard Troy Simons will play in the game ...
CHEYENNE -- A federal judge wasn't influenced Monday by dozens of letters supporting a Wyoming psychologist who admitted to stealing money from Medicaid and ordered him to serve a three-year prison sentence and pay nearly $2.3 million in restitution. U.S. District Judge Alan Johnson on Monday ...
CASPER -- Recovering commodity prices mean Wyoming's 2018 economy is likely to be better than last year, but several long term trends suggest the Cowboy State continues to face several roadblocks to significant growth. With oil prices pushing $60 per barrel and natural gas prices improving as well, ...
Coe said "re-calibration" is the mechanism required by law to fund all of Wyoming's school Districts equally. He said they did the last re-calibration in 2015, "then we come up with a 300 plus million dollar shortfall." Wyoming's income fell when energy prices fell, so the legislature cut school funding last year.
A federal judge wasn't influenced Monday by dozens of letters supporting a Wyoming psychologist who admitted to stealing money from Medicaid and ... Under terms of the plea agreement, Wyoming and the federal government will equally split the nearly $2.3 million in restitution Condie will have to pay.
BASIN, Wyo. (AP) -- A 48-year-old man has made his initial court appearance on a charge that he killed a woman in her apartment last week in northern Wyoming. Donald J. Crouse is charged with first-degree murder. Big Horn County Circuit Judge Thomas Harrington on Monday has ordered a public ...
26, 2016, file photo, firefighters just in from Pennsylvania get briefed on a wildfire as it burns off the shore of Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park, Wyo. Wyoming recorded an above-average number of wildfires in 2017 but the state escaped the large conflagrations that plagued other western states, ...
Frigid wind chills forecast for Wyoming, Nebraska. Originally published ... (AP) -- Parts of Wyoming and Nebraska will close out 2017 with a blast of cold and windy weather. ... The National Weather Service has posted a wind chill advisory for east-central Wyoming and northwest Nebraska. Nighttime wind ...
PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) -- The rancher from western Wyoming wears tan overalls pulled over a U.S. ski team jacket, and is every bit as versed in the nuances of hay farming as the subtleties of snow grooming. He doesn't even ski for pleasure much anymore due to aching hips, yet the Olympic fates of ...
Elk rescued from southwest Wyoming reservoir after falling through the ice ... wildlife biologists and others gathered between 7 and 8 a.m. after morning commuters outside Alpine noticed elk struggling in the reservoir, said Gary Fralick, a wildlife biologist with the Wyoming Game and fish Department.
CHEYENNE -- The ripple effects of Wyoming's economic downturn are still being felt throughout the state, despite some indications of recovery. Wyoming depends on mineral extraction for around 70 percent of its revenue. So when commodity prices drop - as they did in late 2014 - the state's economy ...
Smoking claims the lives of 800 Wyoming residents each year, and it also causes roughly 29 percent of all cancer deaths in the state. Wyoming has high smoking rates for adults and high school students, in part, because of our dismal cigarette tax. At just 60 cents per pack, Wyoming's cigarette tax ranks ...


 

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