People strolled by booths selling generators to solar refrigerators and firearms to underground shelters. Speakers down the hall taught about topics from beekeeping to natural disaster survival.
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The University of Wyoming is opting for more nine-month appointments for faculty to save money instead of paying them for a full year, hoping some of them will continue to do research during the summer.
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CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court has suspended a state lawmaker and Cody lawyer accused of stealing thousands of dollars from his local bar association.
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Listen to the full story here. Writer Explores Deep Roots Of Gillette's Muslim Community The community of Gillette has seen tension recently with plans for a Quran burning and protests over Gillette’s first mosque. Writer and Pulitzer Prize winner...
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On this episode, we will hear from a woman who has covered the Muslim Community in Gillette. We’ll hear why Wyoming women got the right to vote first in the nation, and how that legacy of equal rights is at odds with the state’s female political...
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The community of Gillette has seen tension recently with plans for a Quran burning and protests over Gillette’s first mosque. Writer and Pulitzer Prize winner Kathryn Schulz heard this and wondered how a Muslim community came to be in coal mining...
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Amid a wave of historic coal bankruptcies, states like Texas and Colorado have taken proactive steps to make sure coal companies are on the hook for their future cleanup costs while in Wyoming, over $1 billion of these cleanup costs have gotten tied up...
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The fundraising campaign to improve the Jenny Lake area in Grand Teton National Park finished on schedule, just in time for the National Park Service centennial. The Inspiring Journeys campaign exceeded its goal of $14 million and has already contributed...
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The University of Wyoming has been working with a number of school districts across the state in an effort to change the way science is being taught in K-12 schools. Just this week ACT test scores show that Wyoming students still have a ways to go in...
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A Natrona County detention officer accused of leaking information about a sexual assault case has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of unlawfully releasing a confidential name.
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PORTLAND, Ore. — A Pacific Northwest tribe is traveling nearly 5,000 miles across Canada and the United States with a 22-foot-tall totem pole on a flatbed truck in a symbolic journey meant to galvanize opposition to fossil fuel infrastructure...
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Nearly 150 years ago, Wyoming was the first place in the country to grant women the right to vote. Congress didn't pass the 19th amendment, guaranteeing all American women the right to vote, until 1919, and it was ratified by states in 1920. Wyoming was...
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Women are only mentioned in the Constitution once: in the Nineteenth Amendment which grants women the right to vote. In 1923, suffragists proposed an amendment that would protect women’s rights across the board, but when the vote came to Utah, it was...
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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKS — As visitors had free entry to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks on Friday firefighters in both parks prepared for an expected increase in fire activity over the weekend.
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8/26/2016
A Wyoming legislative panel has dismissed a complaint that accused a state senator of ethics violations for voting to approve funding for an abandoned mine land reclamation program that has issued contracts to his company.
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8/26/2016
On Tuesday, the Jackson Police Department and the Teton County Sheriff’s Office caught three people at a Super 8 Motel using an undercover sting operation and charged them all with prostitution. Two of the individuals were also charged with human...
8/26/2016
CHEYENNE — Lawmakers are set to review Wyoming's sales tax exemptions next month, with the possibility of some exemptions being eliminated to boost state revenue.
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8/26/2016
CHEYENNE — The federal government needs to consider greenhouse emissions and the potential contribution to climate change before allowing oil and gas development on public land, two environmental groups asserted Thursday in a lawsuit over drilling in...
8/26/2016
An improperly used safety cable may have contributed to the June death of an oil rig worker in Midwest, a Natrona County sheriff's official said Thursday.
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8/26/2016
CASPER — Students from a school closed because of a gas leak are preparing to start classes in Casper while they await testing results to determine whether they can return to their old building.
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8/26/2016
LARAMIE, Wyo. — A handful of college students are getting firsthand history lessons at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, which launched a student internship program in the spring.
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8/26/2016
The Beartooth Pass reopened completely Thursday morning after its partial closure on Wednesday due to snow, The Montana Department of Transportation announced.
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8/25/2016
Yellowstone National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary of the National Park Service this year, but park officials are also looking to the future. Yellowstone Superintendent, Dan Wenk, says he hopes the next 100 years will continue to see conservation...
8/25/2016
A group called Fed Up is hoping to get the ear of the Federal Reserve this week. The Fed is holding its annual meeting in Jackson Hole and several of the central bank's officials have agreed to meet with members of the Fed Up campaign. The Federal...
8/25/2016
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said Wednesday that he is alerting state agency directors to brace for further budget cuts in the face of falling revenues.
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8/25/2016
CHEYENNE — Republican voters in a single precinct in Sweetwater County will return to the polls next week to determine the final outcome of a primary race for a Wyoming House seat.
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8/24/2016
With help from a supercomputer in Cheyenne, researchers have developed a new solar energy forecasting system that could help utilities integrate more renewables and save money. Renewable energies like wind and solar are inherently variable, which makes...
8/24/2016
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Some tourists heading to Yellowstone National Park during the busy summer season are facing an hourlong detour Wednesday as a wildfire in neighboring Grand Teton National Park kept a highway closed.
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8/24/2016
A UW professor has co-authored a study that shows a nearly two-million-year-old grinding tool might have actually been used as a weapon. For years, scientists have believed round stones, called spheroids, were used by early humans to grind and shape...
8/24/2016
FARMINGTON, Utah — A plea deal is possible in the Utah case against a man accused of tying up five people in a basement and then killing a train worker in Wyoming while on the run from police, attorneys said…
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8/24/2016
A crowd of tourists surrounds the Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration's new boat, which is carrying scientists and their equipment on to Yellowstone Lake for the first part of a three-year study of the lake's underwater hydrothermal system.
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8/24/2016
Shijun Wu, Pat Shanks, Dave Wright and Rob Sohn, left to right, help remove underwater samples taken by a remote vehicle and held in airtight canisters at the dock in Bridge Bay.
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8/24/2016
A fossil adventure awaits your students. Use Fossil Butte National Monument as your classroom and discover the amazing things fossils teach us. Check out the lesson plans, traveling trunk, and be sure to visit the additional educational resources page....
8/23/2016
At a rally this weekend in Gillette, a Wyoming anti-Islam group is planning to burn a Quran. According to the group’s website, members of Americans For A Secure Wyoming are calling to “ban Islam from Wyoming,” though the group does not explain how that...
8/22/2016
The Arizona Final Salute Foundation has commissioned a University of Wyoming student to create a painting of the USS Arizona for the 75th anniversary of its sinking at Pearl Harbor. Cassidy Newkirk received the commission last October 17, 100 years to...
8/22/2016
According to a report by the American Cancer Society’s Action Network, Wyoming could do much more to reduce cancer rates. Each year, the report evaluates ten different policy areas that deal with prevention and quality of treatment in each state. Out of...
8/19/2016
As part of the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas this weekend, the Bureau of Land Management will host a horse show with all wild horses. The seventh annual Mustang Days aims to show the benefits of adopting wild horses. The Bureau of Land Management has 16...
8/19/2016
As mineral revenues drop, so to do Wyoming’s investment returns, an unusual situation that some argue calls for new investment thinking.The post Wyoming reconsiders investment strategies appeared first on WyoFile.
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8/16/2016
State is ready to consider taking part in a federal effort to build temporary and permanent storage for nuclear power plant waste.The post Lawmakers warm to nuke waste storage appeared first on WyoFile.
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8/16/2016
A deadly amoeba lives in warm and hot springs in Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller Parkway nearby. Park Superintendent David Vela is asking Park visitors to avoid swimming or wading in the springs.
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8/16/2016