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Wyoming lawmakers are considering allowing the storage of spent nuclear fuel in the state as a way to boost revenue. The Spent Fuel Rods Subcommittee meets for the first time in Casper on Thursday to discuss the idea. The panel will hear from U.S. Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials, among others. The…

A wrongful death lawsuit in the case of a Wyoming man shot and killed by police may be halted until next year. The Casper Star-Tribune reports a magistrate paused the proceedings Tuesday due to the overseas military deployment of Casper Police Officer Jonathan Schlager. Schlager and Officer Cody Meyers are named as defendants in the…

Two companies are proposing a $1.6 billion pipeline to move North Dakota crude oil, making it the biggest such project to move oil out of the state since the Dakota Access pipeline that sparked violent clashes between protesters and law enforcement in 2016 and 2017. Houston-based Phillips 66 and Casper, Wyoming-based Bridger Pipeline announced the…

A legislative report from the Wyoming Tribune Eagle stated Wyoming lawmakers defeated a proposed technical-education grant program at community colleges Friday amid concern it would cost the state millions without delivering intended results. The bill, which failed in the state House 31-28, would have boosted community college funding while allocating up to $2 million a…

The Casper City Council has agreed to do away with the part of a new proposed ordinance that would have made it against the law to serve alcohol to a person who’s already clearly intoxicated. The Star Tribune reports the ordinance, which needed to pass three rounds of voting to take effect, passed its first…

Wyoming lawmakers have decided to build a state-run nursing home for veterans in Buffalo after going back and forth between two potential host cities. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the state Senate voted Thursday for the northern Wyoming town instead of Casper following weeks of location-changing amendments to legislation authorizing the construction. State officials studied potential…

A Wyoming man has been sentenced to a one-and-a-half-year prison term for growing and distributing marijuana and money laundering. KTWO-AM reports court records say Stuart Doty, of Big Piney, pleaded guilty to growing between 88 and 132 pounds (about 40 to 60 kilograms) of marijuana and setting up bank accounts to conceal the proceeds of…

A 38-year-old Wyoming man has been fined $25,500 for killing a sow grizzly bear last year. The Cody Enterprise reports that Brent Stalkup, of Casper, was ordered to pay the fine during a recent court appearance in Park County Circuit Court in Cody after he pleaded guilty. Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials say the…

The Casper Star Tribune reports t he more than 700 Wyoming high school students who descended upon Casper earlier this week raised more than $16,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in just three hours on Monday. The total was still climbing Tuesday afternoon as small-change donations collected from passing cars were being counted. The money is…

An audio version of this news available here. Wildlife managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department have euthanized a black bear that has been feeding on hotdogs and other human food at the Sibley Lake campground in the Bighorn National Forest. The 4- to 5-year-old male bear was trapped and euthanized on Sunday morning.…


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