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Senate President Dockstader updates community on legislative issues

Senate President, Dan Dockstader, was upbeat about the 66th legislative  session this week in an interview with SVI news. All of the committees in both of the House and the Senate met and went over their assigned bills. “The speaker…

Health Orders Eased as COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts Continue

The following is a release from the office of Gov. Mark Gordon. (Wikipedia image) CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon announced that health orders are continuing to ease, reflecting improvement in Wyoming’s COVID-19 situation since the beginning of December.  The…

More details released in Thayne home fire

A few more details have been released after fire destroyed a home in Thayne. The Thayne Volunteer Fire Departments was paged out just after 2:00 am on Thursday. The fire started from ashes in a trash can outside the garage….

Idaho legislature seeks to rebalance power between legislative and executive branches

SVI’s Lisa Hillier spoke with Idaho Senator, Mark Harris, this week on issues the Idaho legislature is considering.  Harris commented, “Well, last August the legislature held a special session on behalf of the governor. And during that session, the House…

Freedom bridge will be reduced to one lane during repairs

The following is a press release from the Wyoming Department of Transportation The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will begin repair work on the Freedom bridge on WYO 239 over the Salt River at mile marker 0.94.  Contract crews will…

Ammo shortage continues into 2021

◆ ‘Starting to get better, but not a huge improvement.’ By Zac Taylor Cody Enterprise Via- Wyoming news Exchange CODY — There are some good signs during what has been a nearly year-long shortage in ammunition. At stores, handfuls of…

Legislative committees to review variety of bills this week

By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — After adjourning from its one-day virtual session last Tuesday, the Wyoming Legislature will quickly resume its work starting this week, with nearly every legislative committee set to meet…

UW to identify $20 million in cuts

CASPER (WNE) — The University of Wyoming is aiming to find $15-20 million to cut from academic programs by July, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Anne Alexander told the Board of Trustees in a work session Friday….

No charges will be filed in Riverton shooting death

RIVERTON (WNE) — No charges will be filed in the November homicide that resulted in the death of Lisa Pitt, 39, of Riverton, Fremont County Attorney Patrick LeBrun said Friday. Pitt died of a “single perforating gunshot wound” to the trunk, according…

IDAWY assumes management of Lincoln County solid waste

◆ Little will change in the disposal process for consumers. IDAWY Solid Waste District has assumed management of Lincoln County waste facilities as of January 1, 2021. Lincoln County will continue to provide transfer stations to residents, but once treated,…