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From opponents to colleagues. Governor Mark Gordon announced yesterday that he has appointed his competitor in the November general election to a key position in the state government. Mary Throne, who ran against Gordon on the democratic ticket for governor last year, has been appointed to the Democratic vacancy on the Wyoming Public Service Commission.…

A bill that would place limits on opioid prescriptions is being considered in the Wyoming House. Cody Representative Sandy Newsome says that Senate File 46 would limit doctors to prescribing no more than a 14-day supply of opioid painkillers to anyone who has not had a prescription in the last 45 days. Newsome says that…

More rocks fell just west of the tunnels near Cody on Tuesday morning, hampering early morning traffic. The Wyoming Department of Transportation tweeted early Tuesday morning that a lane of traffic was closed while maintenance crews cleared the road. Cody Beers with WYDOT says that this rockfall is part of a natural course of events…

Environmental groups intend to sue over a new Wyoming law that could authorize grizzly bear hunting, even though grizzlies are federally protected. The Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity, Wyoming Wildlife Advocates and Western Watersheds Project sent a notice Wednesday to Wyoming officials, including the director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Wyoming and…

City Attorney Kent Richins spoke to the Worland City Council about confusion surrounding the Snow Removal Ordinance that was up for a second reading on Tuesday Evening. After February’s first meeting — both Richins and Director of Public Works Brian Burky got a number of calls about the potential impacts of the ordinance. One of…

Additional Council business included the approval of liquor licenses for local establishments and businesses — all received approval — for a full list of entities receiving liquor license renewals — visit cityofworland.org. City Engineer Mike Donnell is in the final week of preparing the State Loan and Investment Board application for the Culbertson Street Project.…

The University of Wyoming’s online professional child development program was ranked second among the 15 best early childhood education degree online bachelor’s programs for 2019 by the Bachelors Degree Center. To determine the ranking, the Bachelors Degree Center searched for accredited programs and ranked them based on cost, reputation and salary expectations. UW’s program was…

It’s Buffalo Bill’s birthday on Tuesday, and celebrations are taking place this weekend all over Cody. The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is offering free admission on Sunday, and the Knights of Columbus are holding their 27th annual “Buffalo Bill Birthday Ball” Saturday night. Doug Nordberg with the Knights of Columbus says that their…

A proposed statewide lodging tax that would fund state tourism promotion efforts cleared a Senate committee on Tuesday. The Senate Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee voted 3-1 to advance House Bill 66. The bill has already passed the House of Representatives. Currently, the state does not impose a lodging tax. Park County currently…

Fire and Emergency signs were back on the agenda for the Washakie County Commissioners during Tuesday’s meeting. Commission Chairman Fred Frandson opened the discussion highlighting the confusion regarding sign placement at the entrance of County roads, subdivisions and private lanes. The hope is to find a solution that will benefit the property owners and assist…


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