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Yellowstone National Park engages with Tribes to improve partnerships

August 5, 2021

The following is a release from the National Park Service – As the Yellowstone 150th anniversary approaches in 2022, the park is working to engage with Tribes around potential actions to expand tribal presence and representation of their important cultural... Read More

State’s renewable energy capacity grows

August 5, 2021

By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Last year, renewable energy development broke records in Wyoming — and nationwide. A total of 26,490 megawatts of clean energy capacity were added to the U.S. electric grid in... Read More

Governor Will Not Issue Mask Mandate, Stresses Local Control in Safe Return to School

August 4, 2021

The following is a release from the Office of Governor Mark Gordon – CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Eager to see another successful school year, Governor Mark Gordon is committed to standing behind local school districts as they make decisions on how students... Read More

UW eyes federal relief funds to ease reorganization

August 4, 2021

By Daniel Bendtsen, In the wake of drastic budget cuts and significant restructuring plans, the University of Wyoming’s trustees hope American Recovery Plan Act funds can provide a lifeline for certain programs. Trustees are narrowing in on a list... Read More

Wyoming and Japanese Coal Energy Center Continue to Work on Carbon Technologies

August 3, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon is leading the State of Wyoming to continue its partnership with the Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL) in a collaborative effort to promote and strengthen the coal industry. The two entities renewed an MOU in... Read More

Alpine man announced as Wild Bison raffle winner

August 2, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon is pleased to congratulate Michael Lenz of Alpine as the 2021 winner of the Wyoming Governor’s Wild Bison raffle. For the second year, Governor Gordon donated a bison license to support Wyoming wildlife conservation. “I... Read More

Crook County treasurer arrested

August 1, 2021

By Sarah Pridgeon Sundance Times Via- Wyoming News Exchange SUNDANCE — Crook County Treasurer Mary Kuhl was arrested on Friday on criminal charges related to her conduct as an elected official. The allegations include that she listed a customer’s license... Read More

Wyoming joins 24-State Pro-Life Amicus Brief Filing to U.S. Supreme Court

August 1, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  Governor Gordon announced today that the State of Wyoming has joined the State of Texas and 23 other states in filing an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that the decision to regulate elective abortions should... Read More

Lummis remembers Mike Enzi

July 30, 2021

The following is a release from the office of Senator Cynthia Lummis – This week, Wyoming is mourning the loss of a gentle giant, Senator Mike Enzi. Mike spent his life working to make Wyoming a better place while creating... Read More

Funeral Services for Mike Enzi

July 30, 2021

Services for Mike Enzi will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, August 6 at the Gillette College Pronghorn Center. Celebration of life  for Mike Enzi will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 6, 2021 at Pronghorn Center 3807... Read More

Active COVID-19 cases highest in Wyoming since February

July 29, 2021

By The Wyoming News Exchange The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming climbed to the highest level seen since early February on Thursday at 922. Figures from the Wyoming Department of Health’s regular coronavirus update showed the number of... Read More

Enzi dies after bicycle accident

July 27, 2021

  By The Wyoming News Exchange Former U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi died late Monday after being seriously injured in a bicycle accident in Gillette on Friday. A post on Enzi’s Facebook page said the former Wyoming legislator died Monday at... Read More

Active coronavirus cases remain above 700

July 27, 2021

By The Wyoming News Exchange Wyoming’s active coronavirus case count remained at levels not seen since February in the past week, increasing by 141 to total 716. Figures contained in the Wyoming Department of Health’s regular coronavirus update showed that... Read More

Senator Barrasso releases statement on Mike Enzi

July 27, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) delivered the following statement regarding the passing of former U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.): “Wyoming and the nation have lost one of the most consequential public servants of our time. “Whether... Read More

Former Senator Mike Enzi passes away

July 26, 2021

***Update*** The family of Former U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi announced his passing at approximately 11:15 p.m. Monday night, July 27.  The announcement came via the Senator’s Twitter account. “His family expresses their deep appreciation for all of the prayers, support... Read More

State focusing remaining CARES dollars on business tax relief

July 26, 2021

By Joel Funk, CHEYENNE — Wyoming’s plans for more than $1 billion in federal recovery funds related to the COVID-19 pandemic took on more definition Monday with an emphasis on tax relief for businesses. Multiple pieces of federal legislation... Read More

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

July 23, 2021

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.... Read More

Flags at half-staff in honor of Wyoming Vietnam soldier

July 21, 2021

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”... Read More

Changes in Hathaway Scholarship open for comment

July 19, 2021

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.... Read More

Lincoln County with 19 active COVID-19 cases

July 19, 2021

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... Read More