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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge in Casper has sided with the state of Wyoming and ruled against environmentalists who sought to make public the lists of ingredients that go into hydraulic fracturing fluids. Natrona County District Judge Catherine Wilking says Wyoming’s state oil and gas …
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ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — Dry and windy conditions have increased the fire danger across lower elevation areas of Wyoming. The Associated Press reports that several agricultural burns have gotten out of control in the upper Wind River Basin. The National Weather Service is asking farmers and …
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RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for the killing of two people in Hudson. The Riverton Ranger reports Laziur Stephen Hanway Jr. apologized for his actions during his sentencing last week and said he was a coward for participating in the 2011 robbery…
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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education has granted an extension on Wyoming’s request for a waiver from federal education standards. The request from the No Child Left Behind Act was submitted Feb. 28, four days after Gov. Matt Mead met with federal education officials a…
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — If all goes to plan, privately funded snowplows will be carving a path into Yellowstone through the East Entrance on May 3. Park officials don’t plan to fire up their snow plows until May 17, two weeks late to cope with federal budget cuts. The Cody Country Chambe…
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming residents can start dreaming about hitting the big one. Gov. Matt Mead has signed into law a bill allowing the state to create a lottery or join a multi-state lottery, such as Powerball. Mead says he’s personally lukewarm about a lottery. But he was persua…
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead is urging communities in northwest Wyoming to raise money to clear roads inside Yellowstone National Park of snow. Spring plowing in Yellowstone is postponed due to federal budget cuts. Scott Balyo with the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce says the chamber…
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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A California stevedoring company has until the end of the month to decide if it still wants to ship coal from Montana and Wyoming to Asia through Coos Bay, Ore., now that two of its partners have dropped out. A document posted on the International Port of Coos Bay web…
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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Xanterra Parks & Resorts will continue to provide a wide range of visitor services in Yellowstone National Park for the next 20 years. The National Park Service recently awarded its concession contract to Xanterra, which has held the contract since 2…
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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming company is mulling a project to store power generated by a Platte County wind farm. Winhyne Energy Group hopes to begin testing the nine-turbine wind project at a site near Guernsey by late 2014. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the energy stored would be used to …

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