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The Wyoming Lottery has made a record $2.8 million payment to local counties, cities and towns across the state. WyoLotto says the payment to the state Treasurer’s Office for disbursement is the largest amount of profit it has ever transferred to the state since the Wyoming Lottery was launched in 2014. It’s the fifth consecutive…

An audio version of this news is available here. Prior to the opening of Tuesday’s County Commissioners meeting, newly elected county officials took part in a swearing-in ceremony inside the District Court House. Judge Bobbi Overfield preceded over the swearing-in ceremony. County Commissioners Fred Frandson and Terry Wolf, County Attorney John Worrall, County Treasurer Doris…

Officers with the Cody Police Department will be participating in a unique fundraiser for Special Olympics Wyoming. If you notice Officers sporting more facial hair in the next couple of months, it’s because they’ve chosen to participate in the 2019 Donate to Insulate challenge. During the months of January and February, officers who are participating…

The Park County Sheriff’s Office is whittling down their list of wanted criminals using humor and social media. In December, the department launched “Warrant Wednesdays” on its Facebook page. The post uses colorful references and a humorous tone to ask the public’s assistance in locating criminals who have outstanding warrants. Lance Mathess, spokesperson for the…

Hunters and anglers this year can rest assured that they’ll get their money’s worth out of their licenses and conservation stamps. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says that no matter when you buy a fishing, small game, game bird or furbearers license as well as conservation stamp, it will be valid for 12 months…

Folk and bluegrass musicians who have gathered in Buffalo for the last fifteen years for the Big Horn Mountain Festival in July are faced with disappointment this year. A scheduling conflict with another hugely popular annual gathering means that the music must be put on hold. Longmire Days, which celebrates the television show based on…

Winter is here, but for Worland area residents, that doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up inside for the entire season. The City of Worland Public Works and Parks Department continues to be hard at work providing some fun outdoor venues for citizens to enjoy. Worland Director of Public Works Brian Burky gave Big…

Wyoming’s new governor will be sworn in today, and the Governor-Elect is inviting citizens, students and media across the state to watch the proceedings online. The ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. The state’s five statewide elected officials will be sworn into office and Mark Gordon will deliver his inaugural address. Gordon, along with…

The Cody Stampede Board issued a press release on Friday afternoon regarding the upheaval in the volunteer committee that has caused concern for those in Cody’s rodeo community. At their board meeting on January 3rd, officials say that some internal changes were made to the governing body that coordinates the rodeo events in Cody. According…

The plague has been confirmed in a cat in Johnson County. The Wyoming Department of Health confirmed that the Kaycee feline was known to wander outdoors. This is the third plague-infected cat identified in Wyoming over the past six months; the others were in Sheridan and Campbell counties. Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and…


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