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A University of Wyoming economist says raising the state’s tax on wind energy could drive away developers. Some state lawmakers want to increase Wyoming’s tax on wind power from $1 to $5 per megawatt. Rob Godby directs the Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy at the University of Wyoming. Godby told the Legislature’s Joint…

A Cody couple was killed Saturday after colliding nearly head-on with an oncoming SUV while on a motorcycle ride on the Belfry Highway. Wyoming Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeremy Beck says 57-year-old Tim Zeller and 54-year-old Stacey Zeller of Cody died at the scene of the crash Saturday afternoon on the Belfry Highway. Beck says the…

Firearms have played a large part in the shaping of America – and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody has re-imagined the way they tell that story with its new installation of the Cody Firearms Museum. Hundreds of people flocked to the Center of the West Saturday to witness the grand re-opening…

Governor Mark Gordon says the state will do what it can to help coal mine employees who found themselves locked out of their jobs last Tuesday. The West Virginia-based Blackjewel LLC has 580 employees at two open-pit mines in northeastern Wyoming, Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr.  The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is asking everyone, especially landowners, to report dead sage grouse to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department so the birds can be tested for West Nile virus. Research has shown sage grouse have low resistance to West Nile virus, which is usually fatal to the birds. Evidence of the…

The early parts of July may see the legislative branch have a light schedule–but the laws past in the last session took hold on July 1st. Over 200 new laws were passed during the last legislative session in Cheyenne–they impact the lives of Wyomingites in ways big and small. Some select laws that may interest…

A motorcycle passing a pickup truck north of Cody did not have enough time to return to the driving lane before colliding with an oncoming sport utility vehicle, killing the couple on the motorcycle. Wyoming Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeremy Beck says 57-year-old Tim Zeller and 54-year-old Stacey Zeller of Cody died at the scene of…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is asking everyone, especially landowners, to report dead sage grouse to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department so the birds can be tested for West Nile virus. Reports help in the management of the state’s sage grouse populations. Research has shown sage grouse have low resistance to West Nile…

Governor Mark Gordon says the state will do what it can to help layed off workers at coal mines in Campbell County. Wendy Corr with details. Governor Mark Gordon was in Cody Thursday for the 4th of July Stampede celebration, riding horseback in the parade that morning with his wife, Jennie, and attending the rodeo…

A Colorado police dog turned out to be in the right place at exactly the right time last week, helping to locate a missing 12-year-old girl in Wyoming, according to officials. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that Deputy K. Fosler and bloodhound Jessie were in Wyoming on an unrelated call when they…


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