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The Wyoming House of Representatives passed a Statewide Lodging Tax bill last week, which could mean a hike in prices for lodging properties in Park County. Introduced by the Joint Revenue Interim Committee, House Bill 66 removes funding of the Wyoming Office of Tourism from the General Fund and creates what supporters call a more…

A bill that would have called for a convention of states to amend the Constitution and overturn the controversial Citizens United ruling was killed in committee Wednesday by a narrow 3-2 vote. The Casper Star Tribune reports that the bill, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Wasserburger of Gillette, would have added Wyoming to the list of…

The highway to Yellowstone National Park from Cody is known for its steep canyon walls and incredible scenery. But close to town, a road hazard has been discovered that could impact vehicles traveling west of town – literally. Cody Beers with the Wyoming Department of Transportation says that after an enormous rock fell onto the…

A 13-year-old boy was arrested in Laurel, Montana Friday afternoon on suspicion he caused an arson fire at Laurel’s post office and a previously unreported arson attempt at the Laurel Walmart. The Billings Gazette reports that both incidents occurred early Thursday morning. The Laurel Post Office partially re-opened Friday morning, but access to post office…

A sweet partnership has formed between Mills – Wyoming spirit company Backwards Distilling and Worland’s own Wyoming Sugar Company. Backwards head distiller and company founder Chad Pollock was gifted a bottle of bourbon and absinthe from his sister on his 21st birthday – and his curiosity in the in black licorice flavored intoxicant – which…

The National Weather Service in Riverton has released their report of the total precipitation for December, and it’s significantly less than in recent years. December 2018 precipitation totals across Wyoming were 85 to 90 percent of average. Precipitation numbers varied between 210 percent of normal over the Belle Fourche River Drainage in northeast Wyoming, to…

The longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history has dragged on for almost four weeks now, and is beginning to affect local citizens. Kristie Salzmann, a federal employee who is furloughed due to the shutdown, says that the uncertainty is the worst part. Salzmann says that while they will eventually be getting paid for this…

The Greybull highway could soon have a new designation. If legislation passes, the highway between Cody and Greybull could soon become the “Wild Horse Highway.” Marion Morrison, who is the executive director of FOAL, which stands for “Friends of a Legacy,” says that the proposed designation is intended to draw attention to the wild mustang…

One of Powell’s two pharmacies will be closing, as Shopko’s corporate owners announced this week that they are getting out of the pharmacy business. The Powell Tribune reports that the changes are part of an overall restructuring plan which will help the corporation mitigate hundreds of millions of dollars of debt. However, the store itself…

The Ten Sleep School Board on Monday evening — in a 4 to 1 vote in favor — approved their concealed carry rule The Northern Wyoming Daily News reports that Ten Sleep School Board attorney, Scott Kolpitcke did suggest to board members they may consider waiting to adopt the policy. The reason behind the request…


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