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Jacob Haslem, founder of Kodiak Pest Control, has started a group called Big Horn Freedom Quest that supports Operation Underground Railroad.  OUR rescues people who are being trafficked for sex.  Sex trafficking is more than a billion-dollar industry worldwide and it happens all over the United States, including at big-time events like the Super Bowl.…

The U.S.D.A. hopes its incentive programs will entice more land owners to make their properties more environmentally friendly, especially in areas with critical habitats for mule deer and other native species. U.S.D.A.’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (N.R.C.S.) in Wyoming is currently accepting applications for enrollment into the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (E.Q.I.P.) specifically for the…

Thousands of Wyoming residents are waiting to see if a sizeable amount of their student loan debt will be forgiven by the Biden Administration – a decision now in the hands of the Supreme Court. The Biden-Harris Administration released new data showing the number of people in each state who applied for student debt relief…

Deni Hirsh, Chief Development Officer for Forward Cody, spoke about what Forward Cody does for the community, their vision for 2023, and why membership is so important.  Deni also talked about her background in fundraising and grant writing which helps her in her current role as a development officer.

The leader of the University of Wyoming’s College of Education, Dean of the College of Education Scott Thomas, presented UW’s Board of Trustees with a realistic view of the teacher labor market crisis confronting the state and nation. He also mapped a process for “revolutionizing teacher preparation” and bringing professional development to educators in ways…

The National Weather Service is calling for the worst weather that winter can throw at western Wyoming – two to four feet of snow, strong winds, and nighttime temperatures at low as 30 below zero. Despite a flurry of winter weather throughout Wyoming, Cody and other areas of Wyoming have spent January with little snow…

A coalition of Republican senators is supporting legislation to prevent President Biden from forgiving student loan debt as the Supreme Court continues to explore its legality. U.S. Senators John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis, both R-Wyo., joined U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) in reintroducing the Debt Cancellation Accountability Act. This legislation would prevent the Biden administration…

Todd Bray, President, Dan Boehm, Secretary and Treasurer, and Josh Foster, Board Member from Downrange Warriors spoke about how they have branched out their program to include first responders and law enforcement, not just veterans.  They have a campaign called Stop the Bleeding which is working on stopping vets and first responders from self-isolating behaviors.…

Wyoming is one of several states participating in a class action lawsuit against the company that owns Fireball Whiskey, saying their dollar bottles are not what they seem. “Fireball Cinnamon” debuted in 2020. It is marketed as a malt beverage flavored to taste like whiskey – sales of malt beverages, like hard seltzers, are not…

Jeff Martin, Director of the Department of Homeland Security for Park County, spoke about what the department does for Park County, how the community can help, and what is coming up for the department in the future.  Jeff also gave us an update on the ice that is affecting a bridge on the South Fork.


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