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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...
Jacob Dalby and others protest Governor Mark Gordon's Public Health orders in Cheyenne

Taking it to the Capitol

Gillette Man Hand Delivers Petition Protesting COVID-19 Restrictions When Jacob Dalby arrived at the state capitol last week, he had a decision to make. Would he put on a mask to talk to Governor Gordon? On...
Jacob Dalby and others protest Governor Mark Gordon's Public Health orders in Cheyenne

Gordon Okays Bars, Restaurants to Resume Late-Night Service Amid Protests

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon announced Saturday that public health orders currently requiring bars and restaurants to close by 10 p.m. and restricting fitness classes to fewer than 10 people will end Jan. 9. This coming...

New aid package buys Wyoming time, but not state budget aid

By Andrew Graham, WyoFile A new federal stimulus package will aid Wyoming residents and businesses and fund COVID-19 vaccine distributions but does not appear likely to include direct financial aid to the fiscally challenged state. U.S. House...

22 More COVID-19 Deaths Announced in Wyoming, Including Campbell County

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) announced 22 more coronavirus-related deaths in Wyoming today. The announcement brings the total deaths related to the novel coronavirus in the Cowboy state to 373. Included in the deaths...
Wyoming K-12 Fall Public School Enrollment Screenshot (Source Wyoming Department of Education/Public Domain).

Campbell County down students compared to last year

In a press release yesterday, the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) announced total statewide enrollment in Wyoming was down 1,894 students for the 2020-21 school year when compared to the 2019-20 year. Total enrollment...
Haul trucks sit idle at Eagle Butte Mine July 1, 2019, after employees were escorted from the property and the gates locked.

Gunnin’ for Hoops

By Jennifer Kocher and Mark Christensen, Outliers News New county attorney looks to bring charges against former Blackjewel CEO Jeff Hoops New Campbell County Attorney Mitch Damsky is making good on his promise to look into...
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Lawmakers Push Gordon to Fight Biden Election Win

By Andrew Graham, WyoFile UPDATE, 5:20 on Dec. 10: On Thursday afternoon, Gov. Mark Gordon issued a statement saying Wyoming will not join the Texas lawsuit or file a brief in support of it. In the statement,...
Protesters hold signs protesting mask mandate in the health department parking lot (Helena, Montana, September 11, 2020) (Used under License).

Wyoming Statute Gives Law Enforcement Authority To Enforce Health Orders

Editor's Note: Campbell County elected officials have encouraged a common-sense approach to masking within the county (County 17, Dec. 8). By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily Wyoming statutes give state law enforcement agencies the authority to...

DFS Announces Additional Funding for COVID-19 Related Childcare

Families who have experienced childcare expenses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for reimbursement. The Department of Family Services (DFS) has allocated $1.5 million in Wyoming CARES Act funding to provide...