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Wilcox, Lucas, Pullen recipients of 2014 Governor’s Arts Awards

December 16, 2014

Jim Wilcox of Jackson, Tom Lucas of Dubois and Zachary Pullen of Casper will be honored at the annual Governor’s Arts Awards Gala on February …

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Obamacare isn’t to blame for death of Lummis’ husband

December 16, 2014

Rep. Cynthia Lummis misrepresented that the Affordable Care Act played a role in her husband’s death.

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Your 2014 Wyoming-made gift guide

December 16, 2014

Take a new angle on shopping locally and buy outdoor gear created in-state.

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Fort Phil Kearny annual Fetterman Battlefield tour scheduled for Sunday Dec. 21

December 15, 2014

The tour will be guided, in costume, by Bob Wilson of Kearny’s Frontier Regulars and will include an introduction at the Fort Phil Kearny State …

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Volunteers needed for midwinter bald eagle survey

December 15, 2014

The national survey was established in 1979 by the National Wildlife Federation to develop a winter population index of bald eagles in the lower 48 …

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Tons of toxic soil, but no link in latest Pavillion report

December 12, 2014

State says still no definitive link between oil and gas industry and petroleum compounds discovered in water from some domestic wells.

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Lawmakers discuss budget with agency leaders Dec 15-19

December 10, 2014

Members of the public may attend the Joint Appropriations Committee meetings at the Capitol Building, or listen to the proceedings via online audio stream.

The Drake's Take Kerry Drake

First up in sentence reform: Reasonable marijuana laws

December 9, 2014

Rep. James Byrd wants to reduce penalties for possession of minor amounts of marijuana, and says “We need sentences that are more in line with …

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Skiing for science; National Geographic adventurer maps glaciers

December 9, 2014

Ski mountaineer Kit DesLauriers named a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for work mapping glaciers.

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This Land is Your Land: Let’s keep the public in public lands

Commentary by Guest Column December 2, 2014 December 2, 2014

Advocates of state sovereignty claim that states will do a superior job of managing public lands. Examination of these assertions against historical evidence tells a …

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Wyoming should debate merits of appointing top schools chief

December 2, 2014

New study concludes, “At the state level, Wyoming’s education system has been held back repeatedly by disagreement, tension and dysfunction.”

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Researchers look at hunter and grizzly conflicts

December 2, 2014

Knowing how bears use the landscape during hunting season could help keep people and bears safer.

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Clean Power Plan: If Montana can, why can’t Wyoming?

Commentary by Guest Column November 25, 2014 November 25, 2014

Wyoming appears to favor litigation over actual steps to reduce carbon emissions to meet EPA’s Clean Power Plan.

The Drake's Take Kerry Drake

Temper tantrum isn’t helping Republicans govern

November 25, 2014

If the House doesn’t like what’s happening, it should preempt Obama’s order by passing a bill on immigration reform.

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Beetle killed trees impede elk and elk hunters

November 25, 2014

Data from unique research in the Sierra Madres in Wyoming could help forest managers across the West understand how to deal with the aftermath of …

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Draft water quality report shows degradation

November 21, 2014

A draft water quality report shows new surface water degradation across Wyoming, as well as improvements, and officials want residents to comment on the findings.

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Health Dept. promotes diabetes awareness as rate doubles

November 19, 2014

Wyoming’s diabetes rate among adults rose from 4.5 percent in 2001 to 8.6 percent in 2013.

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Lawmakers assign legislative committees for 2015-2016

November 18, 2014

Republican and Democratic lawmakers met over the weekend to assign committee positions for the 2015 and 2016 Wyoming legislative sessions.

The Drake's Take Kerry Drake

Closing the legislative gender gap isn’t easy in Wyoming

November 18, 2014

Since GOP men overwhelmingly control both houses of the Wyoming Legislature, don’t expect any action on the gender wage gap until more women occupy seats …

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Offspring of conflict bears often survive relocation

November 18, 2014

New study shows yearlings moved due to management issues can lead productive lives with or without the mother.