State wildlife officials say two hunters were hospitalized after encountering grizzly bears in separate incidents over the weekend in southwestern Montana.
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Threatened federal government shutdowns. Spending bills that exceed limits negotiated by Congress. Concocted emergencies to justify loans. And no way for the public to follow the money.
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Wildlife advocacy groups are suing to force the U.S. government to study whether the hunting and slaughter of bison that wander outside of Yellowstone National Park threaten the animal's survival.
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This is Marilyn Engstrom. I live in Laramie, Wyoming, and I remember in the fall or in the winter of 1966-67, in that era. WPR joined with the Wyoming high school speech association and they had a radio broadcast as part of the speech team here on campus...
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New details have emerged about Kim Schmitz’s car crash and his death on the banks of the Salmon River.The post The last hours of a legendary Wyoming alpinist appeared first on WyoFile.
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The downturn in the energy industry over the last couple years has left a scarcity of jobs for many college graduates from the University of Wyoming, and across the country. Over the weekend, the University of Wyoming hosted the annual geosciences job...
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The Wyoming Board of Education decided on Friday to recommend new science standards to Governor Matt Mead. If approved, school districts will develop new curriculum to follow the standards by the fall of 2020. The State Board of Education's vote to...
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RAWLINS — Wyoming wildlife officials are asking hunters to help map out a deadly and degenerative disease threatening deer and other wildlife around Jackson Hole and Cody.
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WASHINGTON — Sexual harassment, bullying and other misconduct are rampant among employees at national parks across the country, including at iconic sites such as Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon, a congressional committee was told...
9/26/2016
SHERIDAN — Author Sam Western urged a gathering of mostly graduates of leadership programs in Sheridan County to begin a new conversation on Wyoming's economic future.
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9/25/2016
LARAMIE, Wyo. — An apartment building recently sat empty in the middle of 12th Street during the hubbub of activity preparing space for the University of Wyoming Engineering Education and Research Building. But instead of facing destruction, one man...
9/24/2016
Listen to the full show here. Legislative Committee Nixes Wyoming Wind Tax Increase Wyoming’s wind producers breathed a sigh of relief yesterday when the Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee voted down a bill that would have increased the tax on wind...
9/23/2016
On this episode, we’ll talk to our energy reporter about the state’s decision NOT to raise the wind tax. And we’ll hear how the K-12 schools are dealing with budget cuts. We’ll hear from a woman who, in spite of previous failure, is determined to win a...
9/23/2016
On a hot and sunny July day Julie McCallister readied herself for a day of campaigning at Saratoga Days, decked out in her “Elect Julie McCallister” polo. McCallister was running for the Wyoming State House seat in House District 47. In the art show at...
9/23/2016
This week University of Wyoming officials proposed cutting 16 academic programs in order to meet a $15 million budget cut required for the next fiscal year. University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols notes that they are also looking at consolidating...
9/23/2016
Earlier this year the Wyoming legislature cut $36 million from money they provide to school districts. Since that time districts have been trying to get that money back and convince lawmakers that additional cuts would hurt their ability to adequately...
9/23/2016
Proposals for generating new state revenue failed to draw much support from the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee during its meeting this week. The committee rejected proposals to increase taxes on wind energy and tobacco. A bill that would...
9/23/2016
Restorative justice programs are on the rise across the country. The practice facilitates meetings between victims, offenders, and community members, in order to repair some of the harm caused by crime. Now, a group of volunteers in Casper is looking for...
9/23/2016
There are currently 10 women serving in the Utah House of Representatives and 6 in the state senate. Together they make up 15% of the 104 elected state legislators. This puts Utah in the bottom 10 states for percentage of women represented in the state...
9/23/2016
Over the last three years, the German embassy has donated about $20,000 dollars toward educating University of Wyoming students about the fall of the Berlin wall and German history. Recently, the German Ambassador Peter Wittig visited the campus himself...
9/23/2016
It’s late afternoon at the base of Dinwoody Glacier, and its creek is roaring with melted ice nearby. It's been a long day of digging for archeology students Crystal Reynolds, Morgan Robins and Nico Holt. “We love digging holes!” they say, laughing. “We...
9/23/2016
After public universities opened their doors to women, the chance to study music composition opened up as well. But the best known, highest paid composers still tend to be men. Composer Libby Larsen is one notable exception - she is the eminent...
9/23/2016
In latest test for endangered species, feds and state face off against conservationists.The post Judges query Wyo on wolf population buffer appeared first on WyoFile.
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9/23/2016
A 23-year-old man who was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 in north-central Wyoming died in a head-on crash with a highway patrol trooper who was responding to stop him.
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9/23/2016
After hearing more than five hours of public testimony, the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee rejected a bill Thursday that would have increased the tax on wind energy production. Wyoming currently taxes production at $1 per megawatt hour,...
9/23/2016
Wyoming’s tobacco tax will remain among the lowest in the nation—at least for now. The Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee overwhelmingly rejected a bill Thursday that would have raised the cigarette tax from 60 cents to 90 cents. Committee co-chair...
9/23/2016
On Tuesday, the Gillette City Council adopted a non-discrimination resolution in support of greater equality for the LGBT community. The resolution has no real legal power but is designed to encourage the Wyoming Legislature to take action. Wyoming...
9/22/2016
I was coordinator for news and public affairs for KUWR roughly during the Reagan years. I arrived in August 1980 and succeeded Abby Kendrick, who left to teach broadcast journalism at Howard University. John McMullen was the general manager, Mick McLean...
9/22/2016
Wyoming grants sales tax exemptions to boost economic development but loses revenue and sees no big job benefits.The post Sales tax exemptions gnaw a hole in revenues appeared first on WyoFile.
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9/20/2016
If you’re having a hard time selling your home, you are not alone. Members of the Wyoming Real Estate Commission meeting in Cody Wednesday agreed the housing market is soft in a lot of Wyoming communities.
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9/16/2016
Police say a gunman shot three people outside a Cheyenne senior citizen apartment complex Wednesday morning before killing himself as police closed in on him.
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9/14/2016
Unsettling images in a 30-year-old Wyoming painting become relevant again.The post Surreal Wyoming art and reality politics appeared first on WyoFile.
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9/13/2016
Two House revenue chairmen consider the other side of budget crunch; We have to think and talk taxes.The post How do we fix Wyoming’s tax structure? appeared first on WyoFile.
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9/13/2016
Is it logical to maintain the imbalance where one industry funds 70 percent of the services for the entire populace?The post Now the Legislature must examine tax landscape appeared first on WyoFile.
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9/13/2016
Bill Mitchell and Tom Bell were two important organizers who helped preserve Wyoming’s landscape.The post A look at Wyoming’s conservation history appeared first on WyoFile.
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