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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 …

The Pitch

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.

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Film on alternative elder care in Wyoming premieres Nov. 21

November 14, 2014

HOMES ON THE RANGE: The New Pioneers, documents a group of citizens in Sheridan, Wyo. who built the first nonprofit Green House nursing home in …

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Sublette leak spilled 21,000 gallons of produced water

November 12, 2014

The Department of Environmental Quality has told QEP Resources, Inc. of its options to clean up the spill, which was discovered Oct. 26.

The Drake's Take Kerry Drake

Republicans’ majority in Senate could be short-lived

November 11, 2014

Republicans need to be cautious not to overstep their mandate, and Democrats need to avoid further missteps.

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Where’s the big snow?

November 11, 2014

Forecasters are still unsure about what kind of winter we’ll have in Wyoming.

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BLM posts federal mineral lease parcels for February sale

November 6, 2014

The sale includes parcels located in Big Horn, Converse, Crook, Fremont, Goshen, Hot Springs, Johnson, Natrona, Niobrara, Park, Washakie and Weston counties in Wyoming.

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Panel for students with disabilities sets meeting for public comment

November 4, 2014

Panel for students with disabilities sets meeting for public comment
(Press release) — The Wyoming Advisory Panel for Students with Disabilities (WAPSD) will hold a public …

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Political allies Simpson and Cheney differ greatly in public life

Commentary by Guest Column November 4, 2014 November 4, 2014

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is taking part in a new PBS documentary, but isn’t likely to “spill his guts,” says journalist Geoffrey O’Gara.

The Drake's Take Kerry Drake

Papers make case against Mead, but endorse him for re-election

November 4, 2014

Wyoming’s two largest newspapers go through Houdini-like contortions to support Gov. Mead’s bid for re-election.

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Author: There’s a lifetime of skiing south of Teton Pass

November 4, 2014

Jackson Hole Backcountry Skier’s Guide: South features backcountry skiing opportunities in the Snake River, Salt, Wyoming and other mountain ranges south of Teton Pass.

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UW professor previews book critical of energy influence

October 31, 2014

Jeffrey Lockwood says the book documents how the energy industry has colluded with government in Wyoming to censor freedom of speech and education.

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Wyo. energy revenue flat as state braces for power plant rule

October 31, 2014

Recent forecasts indicate Wyoming can expect little growth in its energy revenue, while officials say EPA’s CO2 reduction targets are unreasonable.

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Reports say Yellowstone grizzly population is strong

October 30, 2014

Biologists this week reported a record estimate for female Yellowstone grizzlies with cubs born this year, the lowest mortality since 2009, and an estimated 1,000 …