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State official: school construction funding has ‘gone away’

By Carrie Haderlie Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — For years, Wyoming’s school capital construction account was primarily funded by federal coal lease bonus revenues. “Those have essentially gone away,” Senior School Finance Analyst Matthew Willmarth with…

Jackson woman wins wild bison hunting license

JACKSON (WNE) — A lifelong hunter who won a coveted bison-hunting license wants to give it away to a disabled military veteran. Norma Winder’s name was pulled from 2,205 entries into Gov. Mark Gordon’s annual Wild Bison License Raffle. Instead…

GasBuddy: Gas prices may fall some before July 4

CHEYENNE (WNE) — There’s both good and bad news for drivers expecting to hit the highways during the July 4 holiday period. Due to surging gasoline and other commodity prices, “drivers will be facing the most expensive July 4th at…

Wildlife task force takes shaky aim at hunting license abuses

By Mike Koshmrl, WyoFile.com Elk hunt area 124 south of Interstate 80 in the Red Desert, has been held up as a poster child for what’s wrong with the way Wyoming distributes special hunting licenses to landowners. The hunting zone…

FROM WYOFILE: Pay to pedal? State to explore mountain bike user fees

By Katie Klingsporn, WyoFile.com 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…

Two arrested for attempting to elude WHP, CCSO

RAWLINS (WNE) — A pair of New Mexico residents were arrested on a host of charges last week after leading law enforcement on a chase through Carbon County. According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the pursuit began a little after…

State lawmakers lobby against new firearm restrictions

By Victoria Eavis Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange 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…

Evanston man guilty of animal cruelty for 2020 horse shootings

By Hayden Godfrey Uinta County Herald Via- Wyoming News Exchange 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…

Former jail officer accused of having sex with inmate pleads no contest

GILLETTE (WNE) — The former Campbell County jail officer accused of having sex with an inmate in May 2021 while she was in jail pleaded no contest to one count of second-degree sexual assault. Sean Isaac Allen, 31, was found guilty…

Park lifts indoor masking as Teton County COVID risk declines

JACKSON (WNE) — Grand Teton National Park has lifted its requirement for wearing masks inside park buildings as Teton County’s risk for COVID-19 has declined. After just one week at high risk for COVID, the county is back down to…