Wyoming

THE WYOMING HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS CAME TO A CONCLUSION OVER THE WEEKEND. IN 4A SHERIDAN DEFEATED THUNDER BASIN 35-26 IN 3A IT WAS STAR VALLEY OVER POWELL 49-13 IN 2A MOUNTAIN VIEW DEFEATED BUFFALO 24-14 IN 1A IT WAS BIG HORN OVER COKEVILLE 55-7 AND IN 6-MAN LITTLE SNAKE RIVER BEAT H.E.M. 71-38

The Casper Star Tribune reports State legislators on the Joint Education Interim Committee turned down a bill last Thursday that would have let college students receive more Hathaway Scholarship money if they reached certain GPA benchmarks. The bill, which failed by a 8-5 vote during the committee’s meeting in Cheyenne, would have given students the…

The Bureau of Land Management announced last Friday that it has opened a public scoping period for the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative (WPCI), a proposal that would designate approximately 1,150 miles of BLM-managed lands in Wyoming. The scoping period is the result of a nearly 8-year effort that began under the administration of Governor Matt…

Two U.S. Air Force airmen who helped a family as their house burned in western Nebraska have been awarded commendation medals. Airmen 1st Class Cristopher Horton of Kalkaska, Michigan and Christian Reid of Littleton, Colorado received the medals Friday from Col. Damien Schlussel, the commander of the 90th Security Forces at F.E. Warren Air Force…

A report in the Thermopolis Independent record reports the Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has been called in to investigate allegations of a use of force incident involving Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Deputies. Sheriff Jerimie Kraushaar said there is body cam and dash cam evidence from the incident that will be reviewed along with interviews…

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will receive a $14.5 million federal grant from the U.S Department of Transportation for a wildlife crossing project north of La Barge in southwest Wyoming. The Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant for the Dry Piney wildlife crossing project will be used for underpasses, fencing and related…

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow assumed the presidency of the Council of Chief State School Officers’ (CCSSO) Board of Directors on Tuesday, during the organization’s annual policy forum in Atlanta. Balow has served on the CCSSO Board of Directors since 2016. The organization, made up of state superintendents from around the U.S., is…

THE 2019 ALL-CONFERENCE AND ALL-STATE VOLLEYBALL HONORS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED. FOR THE CODY FILLIES THE LONE MEMBER TO WIN AN ALL-CONFERENCE HONOR WAS SENIOR RILEY WELCH. LISTED BELOW ARE THE AREA VOLLEYBALL ATHLETES TO EARN POSTSEASON ACCOLADES… FOR THE WORLAND WARRIORS, RUNNER-UP AT THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP THEY HAVE 3 ALL-STATE ATHLETES AND FOUR ALL-CONFERENCE PLAYERS.…

Governor Mark Gordon formally announced the launch of Power Wyoming Monday, a planning effort with an initial goal of providing an accurate and comprehensive analysis of Wyoming’s future revenue scenarios to Wyoming citizens and lawmakers. Governor Gordon’s office and state economists detailed preliminary data compiled by Power Wyoming at a meeting of the Wyoming State…

Lawmakers have approved the creation of a behavioral health task force reports the Casper Star Tribune. The task force will pick up where a similar 2005 effort left off. The bill was approved by a 10 to 3 vote by the Labor, Health and Social Services Committee. The mandate of this task force is large.…


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