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Yellowstone snowpack declining

  By Mark Davis Powell Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange POWELL — Scientists with the federal government are increasingly documenting significant changes in the amount of snow that falls in Yellowstone National Park as well as the intensity and timing…

Funding and concealed carry bills could have an impact on schools

By Braden Schiller Powell Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange POWELL — Two bills that would further the cause of eliminating schools as gun free zones, Senate File 86 and House Bill 125, passed their respective committees of the whole Friday…

988 hotline funding still in House budget, not in Senate version

  By Carrie Haderlie Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — A $40 million allocation for 988 hotline operations is still alive in the Wyoming House of Representatives, but since lawmakers must reconcile a $900 million difference in…

Lummis, fellow senators demand Biden end EV mandate

  CHEYENNE (WNE) — Senate Western Caucus Chair Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, and 16 of their Senate Western Caucus colleagues sent a letter to President Joe Biden and Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young…

Carbon capture reform advances as coal-plant owner says Wyoming’s existing mandate is unaffordable

  Black Hills Energy won a reprieve from state regulators for its ‘final plan’ to comply with the law while legislators consider extending compliance deadlines.   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com Wyoming electric power provider Black Hills Energy was supposed to…

$1B difference in two versions of ‘25-26 biennium budget

  By Hannah Shields Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — The two chambers of the Wyoming Legislature are miles apart when it comes to how the state should spend its money for the 2025-26 budget biennium. Senate…

Wyoming senators pushing to protect gun rights for citizens

  By Hannah Shields Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — Federal regulation around gun laws has prompted some Wyoming lawmakers to work to preserve gun rights for residents at the state level. Three bills were forwarded to…

U.S. Attorney’s Office warns of recent COVID fraud scam

CHEYENNE (WNE) — The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming would like to warn members of the public about a recent COVID fraud enforcement scam that has surfaced in other parts of the country. The victim receives…

Tribe pushes back on hunting

  • State officials’ interpretation of Supreme Court is flawed, tribe says   By Sarah Elmquist Squires Lander Journal Via- Wyoming News Exchange LANDER — The 2019 U.S. Supreme Court decision Herrera v. Wyoming upheld tribal rights to hunt on…

988 hotline funding cut to $10M

By Carrie Haderlie Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — The House Appropriations Committee slashed a request for $40 million to fund a 988 hotline trust fund by three-quarters Tuesday morning. “I’m disappointed,” Rep. Jon Conrad, R-Mountain View,…