Special Reports

WyoFile brings you in-depth coverage of complex issues that are critical to civic life in Wyoming. Our Special Reports shine a light on areas overlooked by other news outlets, focusing on facts, insight and divergent views on key matters.

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Wyoming’s largest powwow: Stories at Eastern Shoshone Days

July 1, 2014

The 55th annual Eastern Shoshone Indian Days concluded this weekend, wrapping up three days of dance contests, drumming and singing.

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WyoFile publishes first e-book: The complete Two Elk Saga available as free download

June 24, 2014

WyoFile is pleased to announce its first venture into e-book publishing with the release of The Two Elk Saga

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The Two Elk Saga Part 6: “Shame on them”

June 10, 2014

“To have some jokers take that money and put it in their pocket and to have them be totally incompetent, shame on them.”

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The Two Elk Saga Part 5: “The project from hell”

June 5, 2014

“If I could build it with a hammer, I would.” — North American Vice-President Brad Enzi, March 2007 before the Campbell County Commission.

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Two Elk Saga Part 4: “Like I was purchased?”

June 3, 2014

“Are we a bunch of naïve buffoons? I don’t think we are. I just think we are way too trusting.” — Former Wyoming Gov. Dave …

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Two Elk Saga Part 3: “Pennies on the dollar”

May 29, 2014

“He got these assets for pennies on the dollar.” — former Baltimore Gas & Electric executive on Mike Ruffatto California power plant purchases.

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Two Elk Saga Part 2: “Working class but not deprived”

May 27, 2014

“The thing that was always odd about Mike Ruffatto. He loved to see other people have fun but he didn’t participate much himself.”

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The Two Elk Saga Part 1: “Wearing suits and using big words”

May 22, 2014

“My name is Mike Ruffatto. I’m president of North American Power Group and, on behalf of the Two Elk Power Company, I’m here to request …

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Two Elk Saga Intro: How one man’s dream became state, federal nightmare

May 20, 2014

“As much as we wanted it to be real, it wasn’t” — former Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal, September 10, 2013

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Arapaho promote mediation in reservation border dispute

May 6, 2014

A symposium in Riverton will explore possibilities for mediating the Wind River Reservation border dispute arising from an EPA decision.

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Citizens ask state to revoke Two Elk power plant permit

April 25, 2014

An emissions permit first issued in 2003 for the proposed Two Elk power plant is in question because of minimal construction and no financing.

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Evergreen State College drops BA degree plan for reservation

April 1, 2014

Protests against Wind River Development Fund end bid to begin classes in fall.

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Wyoming Indian Chiefs win state 2A basketball title

March 11, 2014

Boys overcome ragged play in semis with strong showing in finals. Lady Chiefs finish the season strong in third place.

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Can state and tribes share jurisdiction in Riverton?

January 28, 2014

What a small Michigan town can teach Wyoming about joint government on a reservation.

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Joint Labor Health committee passes Medicaid expansion bills

January 14, 2014

Two bills could expand Medicaid. Bill to sell Life Resource Center property in Lander rejected.

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Medicaid Expansion: Some messages need to be delivered in person

January 14, 2014

The DOH estimated if Medicaid is expanded, within five years, 111 deaths could be prevented annually in Wyoming.

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State contests reservation boundary for EPA air quality ruling

January 7, 2014

As a century old issue roils Riverton and the Wind River reservation, the state says EPA got the law all wrong

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Insuring more people may cut Wyoming’s high health costs

January 7, 2014

Experts say uninsured people push up health costs. Higher health costs drive insurance costs.

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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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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.