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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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Eight Applications for Edwards’ House Seat

The House District 53 seat held by Roy Edwards may not be vacant for much longer. As reported by the Associated Press, eight individuals applied to fill the vacancy created by Edwards’ death earlier this...
Active Cases

Week 36: The Pandemic in Wyoming From Nov. 14-20

By Katie Klingsporn, WyoFile A spate of Wyoming counties sought and received mask mandates this week as COVID-19 continued its record-breaking spread in the state. Gov. Mark Gordon deployed resources to overwhelmed hospitals and tightened some...

Gillette College Bill Passes Committee, Moves to Senate Floor

A bill to allow Gillette College to form its own community college district passed unanimously through the Wyoming State Senate Education Committee Wednesday, advancing the legislation onto the Senate floor. Should the bill, Senate File...
COVID-19

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...
The Bruce Mansfield Power Plant on the Ohio River in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. (H/t  Drums600/Wikimedia, Creative Commons)

Close Most Fossil Fuel Plants by 2035? No Problem, Study Says

By Miranda Willson, Energywire, E&E News If the United States follows through with President-elect Joe Biden's plan to reach 100% carbon-free electricity by 2035, most power plants will need to stop burning fossil fuels. While some experts...

Legislators Talk Gillette College Bill Amendments, Fairness

Changes need to be made to a bill establishing Gillette College under its own college district before the legislation is heard on the Senate floor, state legislators said Wednesday. Sen. Jeff Wasserburger (R-Gillette) pledged to...

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...

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...