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Wyoming Rodeo Hero Chris LeDoux Celebrated With Statue At Cheyenne Frontier Days

By Wendy Corr Cowboy State Daily “You think you’re a tough cowboy, We’ll find out in the end When that final whistle blows And the stock’s all in the pen.” – Chris LeDoux, “National Finals Rodeo” He was Wyoming’s cowboy….

Flags at half-staff in honor of Wyoming Vietnam soldier

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon made the following announcement: “I have ordered both the U.S. and Wyoming State Flags be flown at half-staff statewide from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, July 21 in honor and memory of First Lieutenant Alva “Ray”…

Changes in Hathaway Scholarship open for comment

By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER —The state-sponsored Hathaway Scholarship for college-bound high school students received another update this legislative session, but the public will get to weigh in on how the new rules are written….

Lincoln County with 19 active COVID-19 cases

As of 3 p.m. Monday, July 19, the number of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases seen since the disease was first diagnosed in the state in March 2020 stood at 53,363, an increase of 439 confirmed cases since the 52,924 reported on…

Wyoming coal production falls by 21% in 2020

By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Coal production in Wyoming plummeted 21% in 2020 as the U.S. saw its lowest yield since 1965, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Wednesday. The steep decline was caused in part…

Gov. Gordon donates wild bison license for wildlife conservation

◆ The license will be issued through a random raffle open only to Wyoming residents. For the third year, Governor Mark Gordon is donating a wild bison license to support Wyoming wildlife conservation. The license will be issued through a…

Game & Fish lowers age for hunters

◆ 11-year-olds who are turning 12 now allowed to hunt A rule change from the Wyoming Game & Fish will allow younger hunters to pursue big or trophy game animals. Effective July 1 of this year, 11-year-olds who will be…

Nine more Wyoming deaths tied to COVID

By The Wyoming News Exchange The deaths of nine more Wyoming residents have been tied to the coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Tuesday. The deaths in June and July, which included four Laramie County residents, brought the number…

Wyoming to work with Texas and Arizona on border security

The following is a release from the office of Governor Mark Gordon – CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  Governor Mark Gordon has announced that Wyoming has been working to offer support to Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey in…

216 energy project to get CARES money

CASPER (WNE) — The $12 million in CARES Act funding allocated for the second round of the Energy Rebound Program will be distributed among 216 selected projects, the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission announced Friday. Gov. Mark Gordon established…