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Surface Transportation Board chair says he’s committed to filling coal vacancies

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Surface Transportation Board Chairman Martin J. Oberman said in a letter today to Wyoming’s U.S. senators that he's committed to filling coal-related vacancies on the board’s Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee as soon...

Gov. Gordon: 2023 Governor’s Prayer Breakfast keynote speaker is Auntie Anne’s founder

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Mark Gordon is inviting the public to the 2023 Governor’s Prayer Breakfast, where the keynote speaker will be Anne Beiler, founder of Auntie Anne’s pretzel franchise. This year, the Prayer Breakfast...

Lawyers clash over who can join suit challenging abortion ban

An attorney representing two legislators and Right to Life of Wyoming claims the attorney general doesn’t fully represent her clients. Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile JACKSON — Two legislators and an anti-abortion group can’t immediately intervene...

Wyoming senators: Surface Transportation Board chairman should add coal industry representation

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Wyoming's U.S. senators asked Surface Transportation Board Chairman Martin J. Oberman in a letter Nov. 18 to fill three vacant seats on the board's Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee with coal...

Wyoming Energy Authority awards Upton rare elements project $4.4 million grant

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Wyoming Energy Authority awarded Rare Element Resources a $4.4 million grant to advance its rare earth element processing and separation demonstration plant project in Upton, the company announced Monday. With the grant,...

Wyoming Game and Fish acquires Ellis Ranch property in the Bighorns

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission approved the acquisition of the Ellis Ranch property in Johnson and Washakie County during its November meeting this week, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department...

As Wyoming rakes in extra revenues, Gordon recommends $412M infusion into Permanent Mineral Trust...

CASPER, Wyo. — The State of Wyoming has more money in its coffers than was anticipated when the biennium budget for fiscal year 2023–24 was set this spring. Driven by higher oil and natural gas...

Funding, staffing shortages beleaguer youth psychiatric facilities

As children and families struggle to access care, new legislation aims to bolster funding for facilities. But money is only part of the solution. Aedan Hannon, WyoFile TORRINGTON — St. Joseph’s Children’s Home looks like a...

BLM planning slash pile burns in Bighorn Mountains, Campbell County through fall, winter

CASPER, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management Wyoming’s Buffalo Field Office is planning to conduct slash pile burning in the Bighorn Mountains and in Campbell County this fall and winter. The prescribed burns are...

Seventh Annual Bud Love Youth Pheasant Hunt set for Nov. 19

GILLETTE, Wyo. – An annual youth pheasant hunt in a wildlife habitat management area outside of Buffalo will take place for the seventh year next weekend, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.  Youth...