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Ukrainian refugee family adjusts to new life, support in Cheyenne

By Hannah Black Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE —Last month, Oleksandr Ageyev and his family celebrated Halloween for the first time. Oleksandr’s daughter, 6-year-old Viktoriia, got to dress up, and they attended the Cheyenne Police Department’s trunk-or-treat…

Revenue committee sponsors resolution to add property classification to Wyo. constitution

By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE – A joint resolution that would create a new class of property came out of the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee this week. Members of the committee voted to…

UW’s Saddle Up program to return next year, with modifications

By Abby Vander Graaff Laramie Boomerang Via- Wyoming News Exchange LARAMIE — After the Saddle Up student orientation program garnered a mixture of praise and complaints, University of Wyoming administrators are already considering how they can improve it for next…

State backs rare earth industry

By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER – Wyoming leaders are continuing to invest in rare earth elements. The Wyoming Energy Authority announced this week that it awarded a $4.4 million grant to Rare Element Resources, one…

South Lincoln County Economic Development Corporation (SLCEDC) announces a new Economic Development Liaison

The South Lincoln County Economic Development Corporation (SLCEDC) has announced Stephen P. Allen as having been selected to serve as the SLCEDC Liaison. The SLCEDCs’ purpose is to promote the economic development efforts of South Lincoln County and surrounding areas….

Thayne Fire Department responds to chimney fire

The Thayne Volunteer Fire Department responded to a chimney fire at home in Star Valley Ranch early Tuesday morning. Fire Chief Toby Merritt said the department was paged to the home at about 12:30 a.m. According to Merritt the home’s…

Railroad strike risk concerns leaders

By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Members of a major railroad union voted to reject a tentative contract deal, union leaders announced Monday, renewing the possibility of a strike that could shut down the country’s…

Lawmakers support permanent funding for suicide lifeline

By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE – The 988 system for suicide prevention and mental health crises is one step closer to having a permanent funding source in Wyoming. Members of the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint…

Yellowstone’s chief wolf scientist retiring this week

JACKSON (WNE) — Doug Smith, the human face of Yellowstone National Park’s wolf research and management program, is retiring. Smith’s name is inseparably tied to the recent history of wolves in Yellowstone, a frequently lauded and often criticized saga that…

Former Idaho high school wrestling coach indicted for sexual battery of a minor

This story courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission –  EDITOR’S NOTE: The story contains graphic details. Reader discretion is advised. By Andrea Olson EastIdahoNews.com BLACKFOOT — A Teton County grand jury has indicted a former wrestling coach…