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Wyoming still most hesitant state for vaccination

October 21, 2021

By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Wyoming remains the most vaccine hesitant state in the nation, according to the latest numbers from U.S. Census Bureau polling. Wyoming children ages 12 to 17 now fall into... Read More

Poll: Medicaid expansion popular

October 20, 2021

By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER —A new poll commissioned by four nonprofits shows significant support for Medicaid Expansion in Wyoming, a government health insurance assistance program for those who can’t afford insurance and aren’t offered... Read More

Cowboys picked to finish tied for eighth in Mountain West Pre-season Poll

October 20, 2021

LARAMIE, Wyo. (Oct. 20, 2021) – The University of Wyoming men’s basketball team has been picked to finish tied for eighth in the Mountain West, as the conference announced its 2021-22 preseason media poll and all-conference team today prior to... Read More

Wyoming Legislature confirms special session on October 26

October 20, 2021

The following is a proclamation from the Wyoming Legislature website – PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, Article 3, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Wyoming authorizes the Wyoming Legislature, upon written request to the presiding officers of each house by... Read More

Teton areas eyed as off-limits to help bighorn sheep population

October 19, 2021

By Mike Koshmrl Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON —An interagency collective of biologists is recommending that 21,233 acres of high-quality winter habitat in the Teton Range be made off limits to humans to help an imperiled, declining... Read More

COVID spikes in state prisons

October 19, 2021

By Ellen Gerst Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Cases of COVID-19 at Wyoming prison facilities have spiked to their highest total since the start of the pandemic. The most recent round of testing found 148 total cases... Read More

Man who killed friend sentenced to prison

October 18, 2021

By Jonathan Gallardo Gillette News Record Via- Wyoming News Exchange GILLETTE — A Gillette man who shot and killed his friend in 2020 will serve three to 10 years in prison. Joshua Lewis Campbell, 22, was charged in the death... Read More

Governor Gordon orders flags to be flown at half-staff through October 22

October 18, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon, pursuant to President Joe Biden’s Proclamation, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags be flown at half-staff statewide immediately in honor of the life and legacy of General Colin Powell. Flags should remain... Read More

Former Vice-President Cheney issues statement on the passing of General Colin Powell

October 18, 2021

  Former Vice President Dick Cheney issued the following statement after learning of the passing of General Colin Powell this morning: “I’m deeply saddened to learn that America has lost a leader and statesman. General Powell had a remarkably distinguished... Read More

Yellowstone sets visitation record for year

October 14, 2021

CODY (WNE) — Yellowstone National Park has broken its all-time visitation record with three months still remaining in the year. A record 4,463,000 million visitors have come through the Park in 2021 so far, shattering the previous full year record... Read More

Legislators recommend $72 million adjustment to schools

October 14, 2021

By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Education Interim Committee voted Monday to recommend adding an external cost adjustment worth more than $72 million to the state’s next K-12 education budget.... Read More

Another 29 deaths tied to COVID

October 13, 2021

By The Wyoming News Exchange The deaths of another 29 Wyoming residents have been linked to coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Tuesday. The department said the deaths that occurred in September and October brought to 1,080 the number... Read More

Rock Springs backs Amtrak expansion

October 11, 2021

ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — The resolution to support the Amtrak Passenger Rail Expansion in the city of Rock Springs and Southwest Wyoming was approved at the Rock Springs City Council meeting on Oct. 5. Amtrak, a passenger railroad service, provides... Read More

Yellowstone scales back search for canoeist

October 11, 2021

JACKSON (WNE) — Yellowstone National Park is winding down search and recovery efforts for Kim Crumbo, 74, who had been on a four-night backcountry trip to Shoshone Lake with his brother, who died of hypothermia. The National Park Service has... Read More

Senator Dockstader discusses potential special session and vaccine mandate on SVI Radio

October 11, 2021

Wyoming Senate President Dan Dockstader (R-Afton) discussed a the potential for a special session in the Wyoming Legislature and Wyoming’s plans to push back against the Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate. Senator Dockstader made the comments on SVI Radio’s Weekday Wakeup... Read More

Man sentenced to prison in high-speed chase

October 11, 2021

CODY (WNE) — A man who pleaded guilty to stealing a Powell vehicle, engaging in two near-miss collisions, running through a deployed spike strip, and leading authorities from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Park County Sheriff’s Office and Cody Police Department... Read More

Woman sentenced to four days in grizzly photo incident

October 11, 2021

JACKSON (WNE) — An Illinois woman who got too close to a Yellowstone grizzly family so she could take photos was sentenced to four days in custody and other penalties, including a one-year ban from the national park. In a... Read More

Mine reclamation at risk with coal fee lapse

October 8, 2021

By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Entangled in the congressional infrastructure debate, Wyoming’s biggest source of mine cleanup funding expired last week, raising questions about the future of reclamation. The federal Abandoned Mine Land (AML)... Read More

Man charged with kidnapping in Yellowstone

October 8, 2021

CODY (WNE) — A man is facing charges in federal court for assault with a dangerous weapon and kidnapping, holding another man at knifepoint in Yellowstone National Park. Gregory Toth is accused of assaulting a co-worker, pressing a knife against... Read More

(Photo Gallery) - Sierra Butler officially crowned Miss Rodeo Wyoming

October 6, 2021

For more on this story make sure you check out the October 6, 2021 edition of the Star Valley Independent. (SVI Photos by Janet Erickson).   Read More