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Senator Cynthia Lummis Applauds Decision to Move Toward Delisting the Grizzly Bear

February 4, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Western Caucus Chair Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) released the following statement after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem may qualify as its... Read More

Ike to Redshirt This Season 

February 3, 2023

LARAMIE, Wyo. (Feb. 3, 2023) – Wyoming Cowboy forward Graham Ike will redshirt this season as he recovers from an injury that happened prior to the start of the 2022-23 campaign. He was named the Mountain West Preseason Player of... Read More

Shot down, resuscitated: Hunting fee hike still alive

February 3, 2023

By Mike Koshmrl, WyoFile.com CHEYENNE—A once-dead measure that would boost the price of some nonresident deer and pronghorn hunting licenses by as much as 300% has been revived. Although it enjoyed support from a Gov. Mark Gordon-appointed committee and hunting advocacy groups, Senate... Read More

House passes tax relief expansion

February 3, 2023

By Sophia Boyd-Fliegel Jackson Hole Daily Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — Wyoming lawmakers in the House passed two bills Thursday to expand property tax relief programs. The votes came in the wake of a year when many homeowners across... Read More

(Watch) The Red Zone: 2/3/23

February 2, 2023

On this week’s episode of The Red Zone, Duke Dance is joined with Buffalo High School’s Eli Patterson to talk Bison basketball. Trevor Jackson, Sports Director for Sheridan Media and play-by-play voice of the Sheridan Broncs will also be on... Read More

Wyoming Lands World’s Largest Vertical Farming Research Facility

February 2, 2023

CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  Governor Mark Gordon has announced a historic economic development investment, as the State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) approved a grant to support development of the world’s largest and most advanced vertical farming research center in Laramie. The... Read More

Pokes Take Road Trip to Face San Jose State on Saturday

February 2, 2023

• Contest on CBS Sports Network Nick Seeman Assistant Athletic Director, Communications University of Wyoming Athletics  LARAMIE, Wyo. (Feb. 2, 2023) –The Pokes hit the road this weekend heading to San Jose State on Saturday evening. The contest that is... Read More

Barrasso, Lummis introduce bills to safeguard Second Amendment rights

February 2, 2023

CHEYENNE  (WNE) — Citing their commitment to defending the Second Amendment rights of Wyoming residents, U.S. Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis, both R-Wyo., joined their colleagues in introducing three bills on Wednesday: the Stop Harassing Owners of Rifles Today... Read More

Avian flu suspected of killing carnivore in Wyoming 

February 1, 2023

By Mark Davis Powell Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange POWELL — The first suspected case of avian flu killing a mammal in Wyoming has been sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s wildlife lab for verification. A red fox, one... Read More

Legislature turns attention to excess funds

February 1, 2023

◆ Lawmakers debate saving vs spending. The 67th Wyoming Legislature has turned their attention this week to an unexpected increase in state revenues, as the 2023 Wyoming State Legislative Session enters its fourth week. With the rise in oil and... Read More

Commissioners tracking property tax legislation

February 1, 2023

◆ Plans being discussed to help homeowners during sharp value increases. Lincoln County Commissioners are keeping their eyes on a number of bills that will impact the way property owners are taxed. A sharp jump in property tax bills, due... Read More

Cowboys Overwhelm Fresno State in first Half in 85-62 Victory

February 1, 2023

• Pokes hit 10 Threes in First Frame Nick Seeman Assistant Athletic Director, Communications University of Wyoming Athletics The Wyoming Cowboys shot 58 percent and hit 10 three-pointers in the first half overwhelming the Fresno State Bulldogs in an 85-62... Read More

Trans athlete bill advances

January 31, 2023

By Maya Shimizu Harris Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER —There’s an experience that Sen. Wendy Schuler comes back to often when she explains why she wants to restrict transgender athletes from competing on female school sports teams. She... Read More

Interstate 80 mayhem: Two major pile ups cause extended closure, shelters to open

January 31, 2023

By Carrie Haderlie Laramie Boomerang Via- Wyoming News Exchange LARAMIE — The Red Cross of Wyoming has set up more temporary shelters this winter than in recent years, a representative said Monday after multiple incidents on Interstate 80 left dozens... Read More

TEXT-IN TOPIC: Should Wyoming send money to the border?

January 31, 2023

A bill that would allocate over $5 million of Wyoming money to assist southern states in building the border wall is being discussed by state lawmakers. SF0166, Border Wall and Sanctuary City Transport, would send $3 million to Texas and... Read More

Governor Gordon and other Republican Governors Oppose President Biden’s WOTUS Rule

January 31, 2023

Governor Mark Gordon and 24 other Republican governors issued a joint letter to President Joe Biden opposing the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and are calling on him to delay implementation until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a... Read More

Chemical abortion ban bill clears Senate

January 30, 2023

By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE —  A bill that would ban chemical abortions and drugs associated with the procedure cleared the Senate on Friday afternoon. Sen. Tim Salazar, R-Riverton, has been a staunch supporter... Read More

Ban on gender-affirming treatment for transgender youth advances

January 30, 2023

By Maya Shimizu Harris Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER —Person after person sat before the Senate Labor Committee on Friday and implored lawmakers to act in the best interest of Wyoming’s kids. But there was stark disagreement over... Read More

Bill for $5.25 million to fortify border passes committee

January 30, 2023

JACKSON (WNE) — Some legislators want to send millions out of state to help build a border wall and transport migrants from southwest states to sanctuary cities. Titled “Border wall and sanctuary city transport,” the bill proposes that the governor... Read More

Pokes Host Fresno State on Tuesday Evening

January 30, 2023

The Wyoming Cowboys return to the Arena-Auditorium on Tuesday with a clash with the Fresno State Bulldogs. The Pokes look for revenge after falling Fresno State by a score of 58-53 in the conference opener in December. The contest is... Read More