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Statewide COVID-19 Related Deaths Rise to 257

Twenty-seven more Wyoming residents have died of complications stemming from the coronavirus, including three in Campbell County that occurred last month, according to a Thursday afternoon release from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). This...
Front entrance of Gillette College Old Main (file photo).

Gillette College District Advances To Next Step

The Wyoming Community College Commission (WCCC) just unanimously approved moving forward the application for the formation of the Gillette College Community College District. The application package will now go to the Wyoming Legislature which must...
Devils Tower was named the first official national monument in 1906. Now Representative Cynthia Lummis is fighting to protect its name.

Sen. Lummis Introduces Bill Blocking Devils Tower Name Change

U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis introduced legislation, co-sponsored by Sen. John Barrasso, to protect the name of one of northeast Wyoming's most recognizable landmarks: Devils Tower National Monument. Despite the monument being known as Devils Tower...

Committee to Decide Fate of Gillette College Bill

A bill establishing Gillette College as its own community college district is queued for discussion in a Wyoming Senate committee next week amid high hopes of it advancing to the next step, officials said Wednesday.   The bill in question,...
Eric Barlow, one of the final speakers during the public hearing, addresses the NWCCD Board of Trustees on July 1st.

Rep. Barlow Elected Speaker of the House, Committee Assignments Finalized

Representative Eric Barlow will be the new Speaker of the House as legislators nail down committee assignments and elect leadership to fill top positions as they prepare to convene for the 66th Wyoming Legislature...

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...
House District 53 candidates for the vacancy created by the death of Roy Edwards before the Campbell County Commission meeting on Nov. 23, 2020 (GPA TV).

Edwards’ Replacement Picked

After three hours of interviews and discussion, Campbell County Commissioners unanimously selected Chris Knapp to replace former Representative Roy Edwards in the Wyoming House of Representatives. Edwards passed away on Nov. 2, one day before...
The Wyoming State Capitol at night. (Mike Vanata/WyoFile)

Proposed Budget Cuts Pound Public Services

By Andrew Graham, WyoFile Gov. Mark Gordon last week sent proposed budget cuts to the Wyoming Legislature that slash public services and weaken the already thin safety net supporting Wyoming’s most vulnerable. In a press release accompanying...
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Conservatives Form Freedom Caucus to Challenge House GOP

By Andrew Graham, WyoFile Conservative members of the Wyoming House of Representatives have created a caucus to negotiate with House Republican leadership, two members of the group told WyoFile this week. The group calls itself the Wyoming...

Gillette College Bill Passes Senate, Advances to House

An amended bill allowing for the formation of a local community college district has passed three readings in the Senate, despite a Sheridan senator’s call for the measure to die on the floor. Senate File...