2013

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Wyoming emergency managers heavily rely on railroads to respond to derailments

December 31, 2013

Wyoming’s heavy railroad traffic includes oil tankers and other potentially harmful payloads that pose a human health risk.

The Drake's Take Kerry Drake - WyoFile

In Wyoming, the working poor remain uninsured

December 31, 2013

Gov Mead and the legislature’s refusal to expand Medicaid leaves working poor without federally-subsidized health care.

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New Year’s Resolutions – Wyoming style

December 31, 2013

Not sure what your New Year’s Resolution should be? Check out what the goals of several Wyoming athletes for inspiration.

Featured Carol Frost – Wyoming News

Past UW leaders built a solid foundation for university’s future

Commentary by Guest Column December 31, 2013 December 31, 2013

Thanks to Buchanan and Allen UW has been a strong institution, with a clear mission to create and share knowledge and to serve the state.

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A fitting end

December 27, 2013

A fitting end
With the winter solstice past and the sun setting on 2013, WyoFile wishes our readers a prosperous 2014. We’ve got big plans in …

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Wyoming Indian basketball plays deepest roster in years

December 27, 2013

This year’s Chiefs team has a deep roster of talent and an explosive ninth-grader starting at guard, Buell Robinson.

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Water in the Desert at Oregon Buttes

December 26, 2013

When hiking the Red Desert’s Oregon Buttes, you traverse desert landscapes but are submerged in stories about water.

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Will the grizzly bear flourish or falter after decades under ESA?

December 24, 2013

It’s been recommended that grizzly bears be removed from the endangered species list. Find out why some people think it’s time and others say its …

The Drake's Take Kerry Drake - WyoFile

With unemployed drowning, Congress hands them an anchor

December 24, 2013

Emergency Unemployment Compensation will run out three days after Christmas — an unnecessary hit on families and the nation’s economic recovery.

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Wyoming lawmakers unwrap capital construction budget

December 24, 2013

Gov. Mead recommends a $632 million construction and maintenance budget for government buildings and schools.

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Atlantic Rim natural gas development review team set to meet in January

December 22, 2013

Atlantic Rim natural gas development review team set to meet in January
(BLM press release) – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office (RFO) …

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State prepares forecasts for winter ozone season in upper Green River Basin

December 22, 2013

State prepares forecasts for winter ozone season in upper Green River Basin
(Wyoming DEQ press release) – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Air Quality …

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Father Christmas

December 20, 2013

Father Christmas
“Father Christmas” at the Sheridan, WY Trail’s End Museum and Kendrick Mansion Open House. (Sharie Mooney Prout — click to enlarge)
Bonus image! The Sheridan …

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Night Ski: Embrace the Cold

December 19, 2013

As the winter solstice approaches, staying in the holiday spirit in Wyoming requires making some peace with both the cold and the darkness.

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The Biggest Little University in the World

Commentary by Guest Column December 19, 2013 December 19, 2013

Wyoming has the smallest state population, but students aren’t limited in their ambitions. UW must therefore be among the “biggest little universities in the world.”

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Sen. Charles Scott unveils ‘Obamacare Relief’ bill

December 18, 2013

Limited health coverage would aid those too poor for insurance, or who can’t pay high premiums.

The Drake's Take Kerry Drake - WyoFile

Any way you look at it, these Scouts no longer have a home

December 17, 2013

Members of First Congregational Church of Cheyenne voted to sever their church’s ties with the Boy Scouts, even though they’ve sponsored Troop 102 since 1959.

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Snocross race in Alpine offers local racer chance to compete at home

December 17, 2013

Wyoming family plans snocross race in Alpine on Bridger-Teton National Forest.

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Sportsmen to lawmakers: Invest in Wyoming Game and Fish Department

December 17, 2013

Diverse sporting groups hope to deliver a unified message to lawmakers, after year of drastic cuts.

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Email shows trustee pushed for Wyoming law school task force

December 17, 2013

The idea for a task force to advise the College of Law came to former University of Wyoming president Sternberg from trustee David Palmerlee.