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Gordon backs Barrasso’s Endangered Species Act amendments

By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon testified to a congressional committee in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday in support of legislation amending the Endangered Species Act that its proponents say would give…

Connelly, Harmon pleased with Cheney NEPA bill

◆ Cheney’s bill acknowledges local interests in NEPA decisions. The Lincoln County Commission expressed appreciation to Congressman Liz Cheney this week for her work on the National Environmental Policy Act, (NEPA). The House Republican Conference Chair and Republican U.S. Representative…

University of Utah to halt in-person classes ahead of debate

————- The University of Utah will stop in-person classes for two weeks as the state deals with a coronavirus spike shortly before a planned U.S. vice-presidential debate, officials said Monday. The temporary move to online remote learning comes as Utah during…

How Wildfires Affect the Water Supply

Smoke inhalation and the destruction of trees, wildlife, and homes are obvious effects of wildfires. Less obvious is how wildfires affect the water supply. The increasing frequency, intensity, and growing size of wildfires have created conditions that could overwhelm water…

Gordon unveils details of initial budget cuts

By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon revealed the details of Wyoming’s initial round of budget cuts Wednesday afternoon, with state agencies cutting more than $250 million to essential programs and eliminating…

Stage-1 fire restrictions now in place on Bridger-Teton lands

The Bridger-Teton National Forest will implement fire restrictions beginning Thursday, August 13. Visitors and local residents are reminded to be fire wise while recreating on federal lands. Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will be implemented on all National Forest System lands…

Pilot bails out with parachute to survive plane crash near Grover

————— A single-engine plane crash in Grover Monday afternoon left a pilot with minor injuries after he bailed out of the failed aircraft while still in flight, using a parachute to safely land. Lincoln County Sheriff Shane Johnson said the…

State readies for unique election

By Nick Reynolds Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER  – As COVID-19’s interruptions on everyday life began stretching into the late-spring and early summer, voters around the country began looking toward their upcoming elections – and a pivotal presidential…

Total coronavirus cases now stands at 525; decrease of 29

As of  Saturday, Aug. 8, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases seen in Wyoming since the illness was first diagnosed in the state increased by eight  — from 2,490 to 2,498. Campbell, Fremont, Laramie, Sheridan and Washakie counties each reported…

Final day of the 2020 Lincoln County Fair! Saturday schedule

—————- The Livestock Auction, the final evening of the PRCA Rodeo and all of the entertainers on the grounds as well as the food vendors have one more day to tickle your fancy as the 2020 Lincoln County Fair comes…