Articles written by Carrie Haderlie

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988 hotline funding cut to $10M

Via Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — The House Appropriations Committee slashed a request for $40 million to fund a 988 hotline trust fund by three-quarters Tuesday morning. “I’m disappointed,” Rep. Jon Conrad, R-Mountain View, said after the meeting... Full story


Earthquakes felt two nights in a row in SE Wyoming

CHEYENNE — Earthquakes were recorded two nights in a row almost exactly 24 hours apart along the Continental Divide in southeastern Wyoming this week. The first incident, a 3.9 magnitude earthquake that occurred at 2:14 a.m. Friday, had an e... Full story


Wyoming Management Council sets interim legislative topics

CHEYENNE - State lawmakers will discuss a wide swath of issues during the 2023 interim, from education to energy and mental health to state revenue. At a Thursday meeting of the Wyoming Legislature's... Full story


Wyoming legislative task force to focus on mental health for all ages

CHEYENNE — Wyoming’s speaker of the House of Representatives hopes to shine a spotlight on mental health issues across the state, removing “agency silos” through collaboration and common goals. “I think mental health issues in Wyoming, and across Am... Full story

 By Carrie Haderlie    News    July 21, 2022

Wyoming adopts 988 suicide hotline, seeks more funding

CHEYENNE —Ralph Neider-Westerman is executive director of Wyoming Lifeline, one of two suicide and crisis call centers in the state. He knows what it means to live in a very rural place. He knows exactly why calls made by Wyomingites in crisis m... Full story

 By Carrie Haderlie    News    March 31, 2022

Money for nontraditional students not immediately available

LARAMIE — Although the framework for a new scholarship program for nontraditional students in Wyoming is now in place, no awards will be made until the state’s endowment fund reaches $50 million. Gov. Mark Gordon signed into law a bill that cre... Full story

 By Carrie Haderlie    News    March 10, 2022

$2.8B budget heading to Gordon's desk

CHEYENNE — A $2.8 billion 2023-24 biennium budget is headed to Gov. Mark Gordon’s desk after approval Monday in the House and Senate. In the House, Rep. Bob Nicholas, R-Cheyenne, said that this budget session was the “easiest and least contr... Full story


Committee approves redistricting plan for legislative debate this week

LARAMIE — Wyoming state lawmakers spent much of Friday finalizing a redistricting plan to send to the full Legislature that includes 62 representatives and 31 senators. The afternoon was not without tension, especially when discussing how the plan w...


Wyoming customers surprised by high natural gas bills

RAWLINS —As temperatures dropped below zero this week, people across Wyoming reported a steep increase in their natural gas bills, with charges $100 or more greater than in the same month of the previous year. “In my neighborhood, there are four or... Full story


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