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Governor: Wyoming outlook allows time for thoughtful budget

Dec. 9, 2019 7:03 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming faces more tough times ahead but isn't headed off a fiscal cliff, offering time for a thoughtful approach to delivering government services to citizens without running up deficits, Gov. Mark Gordon told lawmakers in outlining his first state budget Monday. Gordon cautioned,...

Feds agree to review grizzly protections in contiguous US

Dec. 9, 2019 6:53 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials will review whether enough is being done to protect grizzly bears in the contiguous U.S. states after environmentalists sued the government to try to restore the fearsome animals to more areas, according to a court settlement approved Monday. The review must be...

Wyoming governor considers suing Washington over terminal

Dec. 9, 2019 4:03 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor says he continues to consider a possible lawsuit against Washington state over construction of the largest coal export terminal on the West Coast. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Republican Gov. Mark Gordon says he has asked Attorney General Bridget Hill to give...

Wyoming man arrested in domestic homicide case

Dec. 9, 2019 12:55 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Police in Casper have arrested a 51-year-old man in what they are calling a “domestic homicide” of a woman. The Casper Police Department said Monday that Rodney Smith, of Casper, was taken into custody last Friday and that there was no current threat to the public. The...

Few female legislators in Wyoming can cause challenges

Dec. 9, 2019 12:02 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — When Bernadine Craft first arrived in Cheyenne as a member of the House of Representatives nearly a dozen years ago, one of her first lessons in Wyoming politics came from a veteran female lawmaker. She offered Craft the same lesson numerous women have heard since first gaining seats in...

Wyoming heading to Arizona Bowl against Georgia State

Dec. 9, 2019 10:06 AM EST

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming will play Georgia State on Dec. 31 in the Arizona Bowl in Tucson. It is the third time in the last four seasons, that the Cowboys have earned a bowl bid. The Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl Committee formally invited the Cowboys on Sunday. The game will kick off at 2:30 p.m.,...

Wyoming to face Georgia State in Arizona Bowl

Dec. 8, 2019 5:52 PM EST

Wyoming (7-5, Mountain West) vs Georgia State (7-5, Sun Belt), Dec. 31, 4:30 p.m. ET LOCATION: Tucson, Arizona TOP PLAYERS Wyoming: RB Xazavian Valladay, 1,061 yards and five TDs rushing; LB Logan Wilson, four interceptions and a TD. Georgia State: QB Dan Ellington, 2,291 yards passing, 26 total TDs; RB Tra...

Wyoming county developing strategic plan for Carbon Valley

Dec. 8, 2019 1:16 PM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — The term “Carbon Valley” has been used for the last year or two in discussions about the potential future of the Powder River Basin. But what does it actually mean? Jim Ford, an energy consultant for Campbell County, is developing a strategic Carbon Valley plan, and that...

Manigault scores 18 to lead New Mexico past Wyoming 79-65

Dec. 7, 2019 6:31 PM EST

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Corey Manigault came off the bench to score 18 points to carry New Mexico to a 79-65 win over Wyoming on Saturday. The nephew of New York playground legend Earl “The Goat” Manigualt, the senior forward hit 7 of 9 from the field and 4 of 6 from the free throw line. Carlton...

Lawmaker seeks list of all Wyoming educator names, salaries

Dec. 7, 2019 1:17 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Education will release the names and salaries of every school district employee in the state in response to a state senator's request. Republican Sen. Tom James, of Rock Springs, said he wants the list to better understand state budgeting. One purpose is to see...