Latest Wyoming state government News

Wyoming governor activates Guard for hospital COVID-19 cases

Sep. 21, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor has activated the state's National Guard to provide temporary assistance to hospitals that are dealing with a surge of COVID-19 patients. Gov. Mark Gordon activated 95 soldiers and airmen on Tuesday to serve at 24 sites in 17...

Wyoming to ask US to lift Yellowstone grizzly protections

Sep. 16, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming will ask the federal government to remove its protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region and permit the region's three states to manage and potentially allow hunting of the big bruins in certain areas, Gov. Mark Gordon said Thursday. ...

Wyoming set to fight vaccine mandate in courts, Legislature

Sep. 15, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is preparing to go to court and possibly hold a special legislative session to counter President Joe Biden's plans to require worker vaccinations against the coronavirus, Gov. Mark Gordon said Wednesday. “We cannot sit on our hands just...

Third candidate quits after Trump endorsement in Cheney race

Sep. 14, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming state legislator is no longer among the Republicans challenging Liz Cheney in 2022. Republicans should unite to defeat Cheney, state Rep. Chuck Gray, of Casper, said in a statement suspending his campaign Tuesday. ...

Wyoming governor says state will fight vaccine mandate

Sep. 10, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon said Thursday that he has asked the state's attorney general to be prepared to challenge President Joe Biden's new COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which he called an “egregious example of big government overreach.” “I have...

COVID-19 cancels Gorsuch Wyoming visit for 2nd year in a row

Sep. 07, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — For a second year in a row, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch will not visit the University of Wyoming due to the coronavirus. Gorsuch had been scheduled to visit the law school and campus Sept. 16, giving a talk alongside Wyoming Supreme...

Wyoming justice retiring, Gordon to make 1st high court pick

Sep. 07, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Michael K. Davis plans to retire in January, opening the way for Gov. Mark Gordon to make his first appointment to the state high court. Davis plans to retire Jan. 16 after a decade on the state high court, Chief...

Wyoming pot signature effort to begin in early September

Aug. 18, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming marijuana advocates plan to begin circulating petitions in September for two proposed ballot measures — one asking if the state should legalize medical marijuana, and the other if it should decriminalize pot. The Wyoming Attorney...

Wyoming governor: No mask mandate, COVID vaccine requirement

Aug. 16, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming will not return to a statewide mask order or require COVID-19 vaccines despite a resurgence of the virus, Gov. Mark Gordon said Monday. “The issue is not masks, the issue is COVID,” Gordon, a Republican, said in a news conference....

Wyoming memorial honors Native American military veterans

Aug. 13, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

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...