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Wyoming tax measures fare poorly despite looming deficit

CHEYENNE (AP) — Bills that seek to offset a looming $850 million state budget deficit with new and higher taxes are doing poorly just a few days into Wyoming’s legislative session. Friday was the deadline to introduce bills in this year’s...

 

February 16, 2018

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'In God We Trust' bill wins introduction in House

CHEYENNE (AP) — A bill that would call for the phrase “In God We Trust” to be displayed in Wyoming public school classrooms and state government buildings has won introduction in the Wyoming House of Representatives. KGAB-AM reports the bill,...

 

Riverton police investigate two weekend deaths

RIVERTON (WNE) — The Riverton Police Department is investigating the deaths of two men that took place over the weekend. The RPD responded to assist an ambulance at about 12:25 a.m. Saturday on East Adams Avenue on a report made by a homeowner...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 16, 2018

WESTI Ag Days highlights include crop disease, leasing and drought preparation

WORAND – Local agriculture producers and educators met Wednesday and Thursday for workshops on a variety of topics at the annual WESTI (Wyoming Extension’s Strategically and Technologically Informative) Ag days at the Worland Community Center...

 

WESTI Ag attendees look at alternative crops

WORLAND – Agriculture producers in the area learned about alternative crops that could be grown in the area, utilizing much of the same equipment that farmers and ranchers currently own. During a workshop Thursday morning at WESTI (Wyoming...

 

February 15, 2018

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Stalking law revisions clear legislative hurdle

CHEYENNE — Domestic violence advocates achieved a small victory in an ongoing effort to strengthen Wyoming’s stalking laws, following a similar measure’s failure in the Legislature last year. The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill...

 

People need the correct information about food

WORLAND - The biggest challenge for agriculture producers used to be that no one knew where food came from. Today, the challenge is now people don't have the right information. That message came out l...

 

Bye, bye pageant? 'Gift of the Waters' pageant future up in the air

WORLAND – Tuesday evening the future of the “Gift of the Waters” pageant was discussed at a town meeting held in the Thermopolis Big Horn Federal meeting room. Twenty-two people attended and no conclusion was reached as to the fate of the...

 

February 14, 2018

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 By MIKE KOSHMRL    News    February 14, 2018

Teton commissioner asks Cheney to back off on public land issues

JACKSON — At least one Teton County commissioner has rebuked U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney’s legislative intervention in a county-led land management planning process. Mark Newcomb, chairman of the county board, has drafted a letter requesting the...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 14, 2018

Fair board weighs entertainment options

WORLAND – “I guess if it comes down to having Ned Ledoux or having a fair, we’re going to have a fair,” said Washakie County Fair Board President David Doyle on Monday night, after the fair board reviewed a bid from the artist to headline...

 

Public comments on proposed concealed carry policy

TEN SLEEP – Public and task force members spoke out Monday regarding allowing Ten Sleep School staff members to possess firearms. Monday evening during the February Ten Sleep School Board meeting, the board heard from gun policy task force...

 
 By SETH KLAMANN    News    February 14, 2018

Three constitutional amendments proposed to tackle school funding

CHEYENNE - By the end of the first day of the 2018 legislative session, state lawmakers had proposed three different constitutional amendments to tackle the deficits facing school funding. The...

 

February 13, 2018

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Wyoming Gop seeks applicants for secretary of state

CHEYENNE — Wyoming Republican Party Chairman W. Frank Eathorne has called a meeting of the Wyoming Republican Party State Central Committee to consider applications to fill the vacancy in the office of Secretary of State resulting from the...

 
 By John Spina    News    February 13, 2018

Christensen to run for secretary of state

JACKSON - State Senator and Alta native Leland Christensen announced Friday that he will run for Wyoming Secretary of State this year. The former Teton County sheriff's deputy and county commissioner...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 13, 2018

Game and Fish trout reintroduction meetings create public comment

WORLAND – Designated the state fish in 1987, the Yellowstone cutthroat trout, a native to Wyoming before settlement and once abundant, is scheduled to be reintroduced to the Absaroka, Beartooth and Big Horn Mountains, but ahead of the measure,...

 

Lights! Camera! Action!

WORLAND – Saturday, the Worland Fire Department welcomed a Discovery Science freelance reporter and cameraman from the United Kingdom to do a feature about the sulfur fire just north of Worland...

 

February 10, 2018

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Attention Thermopolis subscribers.

Attention Thermopolis subscribers. Our apologies. The Sun Country Review - TV guide was inadvertently not inserted in Saturday's newspaper. Message us on Facebook for a PDF version. http://www.wyodaily.com/home/customer_files/inse...

 

Annual 2-day event begins Wednesday

WORLAND - The annual WESTI (Wyoming Extension's Strategically and Technologically Informative) Ag Days begins Wednesday with a full line-up of presentations including the second annual Youth Career...

 

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