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The Casper Star Tribune reports State legislators on the Joint Education Interim Committee turned down a bill last Thursday that would have let college students receive more Hathaway Scholarship money if they reached certain GPA benchmarks. The bill, which failed by a 8-5 vote during the committee’s meeting in Cheyenne, would have given students the…

The Bureau of Land Management announced last Friday that it has opened a public scoping period for the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative (WPCI), a proposal that would designate approximately 1,150 miles of BLM-managed lands in Wyoming. The scoping period is the result of a nearly 8-year effort that began under the administration of Governor Matt…

Two U.S. Air Force airmen who helped a family as their house burned in western Nebraska have been awarded commendation medals. Airmen 1st Class Cristopher Horton of Kalkaska, Michigan and Christian Reid of Littleton, Colorado received the medals Friday from Col. Damien Schlussel, the commander of the 90th Security Forces at F.E. Warren Air Force…

A report in the Thermopolis Independent record reports the Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has been called in to investigate allegations of a use of force incident involving Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Deputies. Sheriff Jerimie Kraushaar said there is body cam and dash cam evidence from the incident that will be reviewed along with interviews…

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will receive a $14.5 million federal grant from the U.S Department of Transportation for a wildlife crossing project north of La Barge in southwest Wyoming. The Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant for the Dry Piney wildlife crossing project will be used for underpasses, fencing and related…

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow assumed the presidency of the Council of Chief State School Officers’ (CCSSO) Board of Directors on Tuesday, during the organization’s annual policy forum in Atlanta. Balow has served on the CCSSO Board of Directors since 2016. The organization, made up of state superintendents from around the U.S., is…

Governor Mark Gordon formally announced the launch of Power Wyoming Monday, a planning effort with an initial goal of providing an accurate and comprehensive analysis of Wyoming’s future revenue scenarios to Wyoming citizens and lawmakers. Governor Gordon’s office and state economists detailed preliminary data compiled by Power Wyoming at a meeting of the Wyoming State…

Lawmakers have approved the creation of a behavioral health task force reports the Casper Star Tribune. The task force will pick up where a similar 2005 effort left off. The bill was approved by a 10 to 3 vote by the Labor, Health and Social Services Committee. The mandate of this task force is large.…

Members of the Governor’s Efficiency Commission voted unanimously at their meeting Friday to forward recommendations to the legislature with estimated savings of $85 million. Governor Gordon thanked the commission and their efforts–adding quote–“This is work that will help us operate more efficiently, improving services and saving taxpayer dollars. This effort will continue.” End quote. Initiatives…

An Associated Press investigation has found that about one out of every five Wyoming dams whose failure would likely kill at least one person downstream is in poor condition. The two-year AP investigation found 18 of Wyoming’s 87 high hazard dams were in poor condition as of last year. “High hazard” is the term used…


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