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Wyoming unemployment rate drops as population grows

May 20, 2014

As the state population grows, the Wyoming unemployment rate has dropped to levels not seen since before the 2008 recession, and the new jobs aren’t …

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Let communities decide on smoking laws, instead of state

April 2, 2013

With so many different attitudes about smoking in Wyoming communities, the state should leave proposed smoking bans in the hands of local voters.

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What’s in a punch? WyoFile responds to readers.

March 23, 2013

WyoFile’s readers reacted passionately, even immoderately, to our post about a violent encounter outside a Riverton bar. They made some good points.

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It’s time for Casper to aid Poverty Resistance

March 12, 2013

The manager of an anti-poverty program in Casper is paying the price for the city’s failure to address its homeless problem.

The Pitch

Anne MacKinnon named Casper Woman of Distinction

March 11, 2013

Anne MacKinnon named Casper Woman of Distinction
Anne MacKinnon, Chair of WyoFile’s board of directors, was named Casper Woman of Distinction last Thursday afternoon. The event, …

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When a fiscal conservative is too good to be true

January 29, 2013

Cheyenne loves Department of Health Director Tom Forslund’s data, but fights to escape his conclusions.

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Ethics 101: More Wyoming schools take on morals & ethics programs

October 23, 2012

To improve behavior and reduce bullying, character development curricula is catching on in Wyoming education. But approaches differ among schools.

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Study says Rural Developments cost Natrona County

September 17, 2012

A study from The Sonoran Institute shows that tax revenues generated from the county’s rural development doesn’t off-set its’ expenses.

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GOP incumbents rattled in primary, but some hang on

August 23, 2012

Despite lackluster turnout, many Wyoming GOP primary races were won by thin margins, and one race’s results were not even close to expectations.

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Scott, Nicholas face tough challengers in eastern Wyo primaries

August 13, 2012

With an incumbency rate hovering over 90 percent, Wyoming’s state legislature remains relatively stable through each election cycle. This year could be an exception.

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Central Wyoming College rodeo coaches leave for Cochise College

July 3, 2012

The 2012 College National Finals Rodeo, held in Casper last month, marked the end of a rodeo era in Wyoming, as Rick and Lynn Smith, …

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Beyond The Boots, and Chaps, and Cowboy Hats: An Audio Slideshow

July 3, 2012

Related story: Central Wyoming College rodeo coaches leave for Cochise College
College rodeo is a team sport. But not every teammate is a fellow student. Many …

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Water Below: Growing reliance on groundwater may limit activities on overlying surface

June 12, 2012

Water from the Casper aquifer, which makes up 60 percent of Laramie’s water supply in a normal year, and possibly up to 100 percent in …

Photo Friday

Short Days, Long Nights

January 9, 2012

Short Days, Long Nights
 

COLD SNAP RUNNER-UP: Twilight descends on Paradise Valley in Casper, WY. (Michelle Kidd/WyoFile)

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Casper’s Last Neighborhood Grocery Struggles to Survive

December 21, 2010

Bill and Nancy Wayte own Grant Street Grocery, the last neighborhood grocery store in Casper. In its heyday, Casper had 99 neighborhood grocery stores. The …