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The impact of this week’s intense winter weather is enormous – major Wyoming highways were closed, communities isolated, and tourists unable to travel. Wyoming was hammered by unseasonably snowy weather earlier this week. And, based on W.Y.D.O.T.’s Travel Information Map, it shut down a significant portion of Wyoming on Tuesday and well into Wednesday. The…

With winter around the corner, W.Y.D.O.T. is looking for dozens of operators to keep Wyoming roads free of snow – but there’s not much interest in these jobs. Snow removal on Wyoming highways is one of the most important tasks for the Wyoming Department of Transportation. But now, they’re dealing with low supply and –…

Cody joins five other Wyoming cities by hosting events to decide the future of medical and recreational marijuana through votes rather than bills. Oil City News reports that the Libertarian Party of Wyoming has joined forces with Compassionate Options Wyoming. Their goal? To decriminalize marijuana in the State of Wyoming. Specifically, the groups are holding…

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A judge in Wyoming is offering defendants a break in their court fines if they agree to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the Casper Star-Tribune reports. Natrona County Circuit Court Judge Steven Brown began offering the deal earlier this summer after seeing vaccination rates stagnate. Fewer than 40% of eligible people in…

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Decades before he became an Eastern Shoshone leader, John St. Clair was a soldier fighting in Vietnam. The draft found St. Clair in 1966, and while he survived the war, he returned with post-traumatic stress disorder, though he didn’t realize it until many years later. When St. Clair and other soldiers…

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming sheriff’s deputy helped rescue two women who were hanging onto tree branches after the inflatable raft they were in popped and sank in the North Platte River over the weekend. Five people were floating down the river on Saturday when the raft was punctured, the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office…

After numerous scares this year, water samples from several Wyoming locations show the invasive zebra mussel has yet to establish itself in the state’s waters. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has confirmed several wastewater tests from several Wyoming cities have shown the same results: no zebra mussels in Wyoming. Wastewater collected from Laramie, Casper,…

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Patty Edwards had spent her morning like most days that month — thinking longingly about her ex-husband. But this January day, something was different. The movie she was watching, some made-for-TV romance in which a long-separated husband and wife reconnect after years apart, felt like a sign. In an instant, she…

Liz Cheney has not been on Wyoming’s good side for some time now, and that frustration has not ceased in the slightest according to NBC News when they went to Casper to talk to some Wyomingites. The anger towards Wyoming’s house representative erupted when she was a part of a vote to impeach now-former President…

The Cody Filly softball team stayed hot this weekend when they traveled to Casper going 3-1. The weekend began with a defiant sweep against Natrona winning game one 19-15 and game two 15-7. It was the second inning of the first game where the bats struck lighting for the Fillies getting five girls all the…


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