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Adverse Solar Bill Advances After Heated Subsidies Debate

By Angus M. Thuermer, Jr., WyoFile Lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a bill authorizing regulators to set reimbursement rates for home-generated solar power and requiring them to “prevent subsidization” of small renewable-power installations. Supported unanimously by the Senate...
Tipsy is available for adoption at the City of Gillette Animal Shelter. (Photo: County 17 / Brooke Byelich)

Pet of the Week: Tipsy

Meet Tipsy It's quite obvious how this pocket-sized panther got his name. When first meeting Tipsy, he tilts his head to the side and looks up at you with glowing orange eyes and follows up with...
Campbell County Public Health nurse, Sophie Hood, administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo: County 17 / Brooke Byelich)

Seniors Receive Shots

Campbell County seniors breathed a collective sigh of relief today – or at least 500 seniors did. Today the long-anticipated clinic for local seniors to receive the first of two shots of the COVID-19 vaccination...
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What Do Wyoming’s Older Adults, Caretakers Need?

Here's your chance to comment The Wyoming Department of Health's (WDH) Aging Division is looking for feedback on the needs of Wyoming’s older adults and that of their care partners in Wyoming, the Department announced...
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Weekly Crime Report

For those connoisseurs of dumb crime stories written by immature people, here’s a small sampling of the Weekly Crime Report soon to be revamped and expanded. For everyone else (i.e. those lecturing about humor...
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Biden Order Mandates Masks in All Wyoming Federal Buildings

By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  An executive order by new President Joe Biden will add federal facilities to the list of places where face masks are required...
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Man in Custody After High-Speed Pursuit

A 51-year-old man is in custody after leading Campbell County Sheriff Office (CCSO) deputies on a nearly 30-mile, hour-long high-speed pursuit Thursday morning that ended at Rawhide Mine. The pursuit began after a woman called...
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Health Officials Struggle to Meet Vaccine Demand

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Demand for COVID-19 vaccinations is outstripping supply and providers are struggling to keep up, public health officials say, as most Wyoming counties continue to expand inoculations beyond top-tier priority populations. And while many share...
Calli Schill, 11, was all smiles while doing yard work. (Photo: County 17/Brooke Byelich)

Making Her Own Way

At age 11, Calli Schill is already discovering an important lesson: if she makes her own money, she gets to spend it any way she’d like. Already, the sixth grader has bought her own...
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Gordon Eases Some Health Orders, Extends Others

Statewide public health orders restricting crowd sizes during the COVID-19 pandemic will ease next week, allowing for larger indoor and outdoor gathering sizes, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon announced Thursday. Starting Jan. 26, indoor gatherings may...