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The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville has promoted two assistant curators and is bringing in a curator from a Wyoming museum.

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Several small wildfires have broken out in northwest Wyoming over the past several days.

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Several small wildfires have broken out in northwest Wyoming over the past several days. The biggest is the 1,500-acre Swede Fire burning in a remote wilderness area about 60 miles west of Cody. Firefighters are allowing...

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Oregon's largest coal-burning power plant is expected to shut down in a few years, but that doesn't mean coal is dead.

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Los Angeles County officials say coroner's Lt. Joe Bale was killed in a motorcycle crash in Wyoming over the weekend.

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Several small wildfires have broken out in northwest Wyoming over the past several days.

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Most administrators and deans at the University of Wyoming who quit after President Bob Sternberg took office a year ago have yet to be replaced.

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Wyoming oil and gas regulators are looking at widening the minimum allowable distance between homes and oil and gas wells.

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Projections show that a decline in coal leasing could tighten up funding for school construction in Wyoming in a few years.

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Wyoming seeks to address drilling near communities
In North Dakota, the epicenter of the current American energy boom, oil and gas wells cannot be drilled within 500 feet of a home, business or school.

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A Colorado mining company says it has identified more than 8.8 million pounds of uranium at a site it recently acquired in Wyoming's Shirley Basin.

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Casper Council candidate pushes for community-minded police
On a table in Casper Police Chief Jim Wetzel’s office sits a sheet of paper with a child’s crayon drawing of a policeman. Across the top reads the message: "Police are amazing."

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Elk could recover from chronic wasting disease, study shows
Elk may ultimately not be as susceptible to chronic wasting disease as researchers previously thought, according to a decade-long study published recently.

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UW scholars excavate synagogue at site of ancient Jewish village
Early on the morning of June 2, a bus delivered Charlie Krampner of Casper to a fenced-off area on top of a hill, just 3 miles from the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel.

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This week's Open Air question: What election race in Wyoming are you paying the most attention to, and why?
This week's Open Air question:

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Casper downtown advocates look to raise more money
The Casper Downtown Development Authority made its first public pitch this week for a new way to pay for projects.

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Rawlins business owners see improvement in downtown
When Pam Thayer arrived in Rawlins in 2005, she said you could have shot a cannon down Cedar Street, the town’s main thoroughfare, and not hit a soul.

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Reclaiming the land: One rancher's struggle to regain vital grazing land from coal mining
Leland Turner jumped out of his Ford Super Duty into a sea of grassland near the border of what once was his grazing land.

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Will a Wyoming strategy to save the sage grouse work?
Next year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether or not to list the sage grouse as an endangered species. It has the potential to be a watershed moment, and not just for the b…

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Corporate: Business as usual for WyoTech
“They will be here tomorrow,” said Kent Jenkins, spokesman for Corinthian Colleges Inc., the California-based education company that owns WyoTech. “And we expect them to be there as usual for …

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AG rejects Wyoming lawmaker's request for Mead investigation
A state lawmaker on Friday asked that the state attorney general appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Gov. Matt Mead and his staff over the handling of an investigation into state Super…

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Historic revival: Museum revives Caspar Collins Day tradition
Lt. Caspar Collins went to his death with a borrowed pistol and a troop of men he hardly knew.

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Ancient mammal fossils to be excavated in Wyoming cave
CHEYENNE — For the first time in more than 30 years, paleontologists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable fossil troves: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled …

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Powell mourns Stringer's death, celebrates his life
POWELL – The Powell community came together Thursday to pay tribute to Powell High School football head coach Jim Stringer, who died July 18 of a heart attack.

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Climbing Cloud Peak offers challenges, rewards
CLOUD PEAK WILDERNESS – The boulder field seemed to form in waves. Rocks the size of Volkswagens and refrigerators are piled on top of each other like they’d been thrown from the peak by a giant.

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BLM proposes new fees for oil and gas wells
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is requesting authority from Congress to levy new inspection fees on oil and gas wells drilled on federal lands, in a bid to address the large number of unin…

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Natrona County GOP legislative candidates debate budget, education, pot
Wyoming House candidates Chuck Gray and Rep. Tom Lockhart sparred over the Wyoming Legislature’s budgeting process Tuesday night in a debate among Republican legislative candidates.

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7/23/2014
Fewer Fires
Firefighters are wrapping up their work on a blaze northwest of Cody. The Dillworth Fire, which was visible from the Chief Joseph Highway, grew to only six acres. It’s indicative of the mild fire season in the Shoshone National Forest and Yellowstone so far this summer.

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Super Volcano is Bigger
The world’s authority on Yellowstone’s Super Volcano says it’s more than twice as big as scientists once thought. Does that mean it’s more likely to blow up soon? Penny Preston found Dr. Robert Smith at his home near Grand Teton, and found the answer.

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'Longmire' puts Buffalo on the map
BUFFALO -- Toes tapped, two-steppers dusted the the dance floor and Rainier beer flowed freely at the Occidental Hotel as several thousand literature lovers descended on this central Wyoming c…

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Mother of 'Ninja' Dorian pleads not guilty to felony fraud
A Casper mother who allegedly exaggerated her son’s medical condition to collect thousands of dollars from the community pleaded not guilty to felony theft Tuesday morning.

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Natrona County uses $70K to preserve student artwork
A free book and a series of digital photographs will commemorate hundreds of hand-drawn murals torn down during ongoing renovation and construction at Natrona County High School.

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JACKSON, Wyo. — An Idaho environmental group is challenging a 2008 U.S. Forest Service decision that permitted five elk feedgrounds in the Jackson Hole area of northwest Wyoming.

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Sternberg fallout at UW: 8 of 11 top positions remain open
CASPER, Wyo. — Of the 11 administrators and college deans who resigned from the University of Wyoming leadership since about the time former President Bob Sternberg took office a year ago, eig…

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CASPER, Wyo. — Bill Winney, one of three Republican candidates for Wyoming superintendent of public instruction, says current Superintendent Cindy Hill threatened to oppose his educator wife’s…

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A push to boost the nation's intercontinental ballistic missile force will mean about 240 more airmen at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne.

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BOISE, Idaho — Authorities are bringing in two military air tankers from Wyoming to help fight wildfires in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere.

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Study says national parks boost economy in West
JACKSON, Wyo. — National parks and monuments boosted the economies of surrounding communities in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho by a combined $1.15 billion last year, according to a new study.

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CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Workforce Service’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined the Denver-based Western Sugar Cooperative $194,000 for 39 violations at its To…

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CHEYENNE — A judge in Cheyenne has sentenced a 36-year-old man to probation for his fourth driving under the influence arrest in less than 10 years.

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming workplace safety officials have proposed fining Western Sugar Cooperative $194,000 for 39 citations at the company's two processing plants in the state.

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Organizers of Cheyenne Frontier Days and local police don’t see a cause for specific concern about wider use of marijuana bought legally next door in Colorado.

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The owner of a pipeline that sprung a leak and spilled 25,000 gallons of crude oil that flowed more than two miles down a gulley in the Powder River Basin said Friday that int…

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Gillette kids learn art of rock 'n' roll at camp
GILLETTE, Wyo. — Jesse Strauch, band director at Sage Valley Junior High, is a jazz and classical music enthusiast, but he knows sometimes his students just want to play some rock 'n' roll.

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CASPER, Wyo. — University of Wyoming trustees opted not to take a stance on a set of educational benchmarks controversial in Wyoming for their national roots and for what they expect students …

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Wyoming camp helps young cancer survivors heal
JACKSON, Wyo. — They are the most normal group of kids you can imagine, except they are all cancer survivors.

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Teens recall surviving plunge over Powell-area dam
POWELL, Wyo. — Four girls who went over Mormon Dam while tubing on the Shoshone River recently are beat up and still experiencing pain from their injuries.

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Wyoming Patrol: 80 mph means 80 mph and no higher
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Highway Patrol says all the new signs along Wyoming's interstate highways showing a speed limit of 80 mph really do mean 80 mph — not even slightly higher.

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ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — A suspicious device at a southwest Wyoming power plant turned out not to be a bomb, but it might have hurt a mosquito or two.

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Earthquake hazard map
A new federal earthquake risk map from the U.S. Geological Survey dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about half of the US and lowers it for nearly a quarter of the nation.

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