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Wyoming Wants Elk Feedground Fed Approval
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is recommending renewal of a permit for a Jackson Hole elk feedground operated by the state of Wyoming. The permit for the 91-acre Alkali Creek Feedground would be good for two decades. A decision on the feedground permit had been delayed because 1…
Medicaid Expansion Still A Possibility In Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Despite the Wyoming Legislature’s recent rejection of a plan to extend Medicaid coverage to 17,600 additional low-income adults, the state’s Department of Health continues to study the possibility. Expanding Medicaid is a cornerstone of the Affordable Care …
Feds Charge 3 In Wind Farm Scam
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say three people bilked $3.7 million from investors by claiming to develop wind farms in Wyoming and South Dakota. The projects never were built. A federal indictment filed in Cheyenne says phone solicitors made cold calls to investors nationwide, tel…
Feds Charge Former Powell Hospital CEO With Fraud
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged the former CEO of a Powell hospital with fraud, alleging he worked with an accomplice in Indiana to rack up more nearly $850,000 in false billings last year for staff recruitment work that was never performed. The Powell Tribune reports for…
Wolf Management Debate In Cheyenne
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers are set to consider changing the state’s wolf management law to accommodate an agreement that Gov. Matt Mead and U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar reached last year on ending federal protections for the animals in the state. Steve …