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New Wyoming law will allow people to take road kill to eat

Apr. 11, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Thousands of times a year, motorists inadvertently smash into Wyoming wildlife like mule deer, elk and pronghorn antelope, littering highway right-of-ways with carcasses that sometimes include dozens or hundreds of pounds of fresh, lean, edible meat. ...

Frontier Days return music lineup includes Brooks, LeDoux

Apr. 09, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Country music artists including Garth Brooks will perform at the first Cheyenne Frontier Days since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon and Frontier Days officials announced this week the rodeo festival will take place...

Wyoming lawmakers adjourn with $300M K-12 deficit unresolved

Apr. 08, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers ended a month-long legislative session without agreement on resolving a $300 million education funding shortfall. House and Senate members remained at odds late Wednesday on where cuts should occur, how to spend federal funds and...

Cheyenne Frontier Days to continue under safety protocols

Apr. 08, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The outdoor rodeo Cheyenne Frontier Days will continue as planned this year after being forced to cancel last year during the coronavirus pandemic. Republican Gov. Mark Gordon and Cheyenne Mayor Patrick Collins joined Cheyenne Frontier Days CEO Tom...

Wyoming Legislature advances voter identification bill

Apr. 02, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Legislature has given final approval to a bill that would require residents to present valid forms of identification when voting in person, whether its during early voting or on Election Day. Currently, residents are only required to...

Wyoming opens COVID-19 shots to everyone ages 16 and up

Mar. 31, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — All Wyoming residents ages 16 and up are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Residents aged 16 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Those 18 and older are eligible for the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines,...

The Latest: Wyoming governor sticks with ending mask mandate

Mar. 30, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s governor is rejecting a call by President Joe Biden for states to reimpose mask orders in response to the coronavirus pandemic. A spokesman said Tuesday that Gov. Mark Gordon has no plans to reimpose Wyoming’s statewide mandate, which he...

Wyoming governor: No plans to reimpose COVID-19 mask mandate

Mar. 30, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor is rejecting a call by President Joe Biden for states to reimpose mask orders in response to the coronavirus. Gov. Mark Gordon lifted a statewide mask mandate March 16. The mandate had been in effect since December. ...

Wyoming lawmakers extend session 2 days after snow shutdown

Mar. 29, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers plan to wrestle with state spending as they meet a couple days longer than expected due to a snowstorm that shut down the state capital. This year's legislative session — one already divided into virtual and in-person segments...

Wyoming House passes Medicaid expansion bill on 32-28 vote

Mar. 24, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming House of Representatives passed a bill on a 32-28 vote Wednesday to expand Medicaid eligibility to low-income adults. The bill would still have to pass the Senate and be signed by Gov. Mark Gordon before becoming law. The Senate killed...