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Dan Andrews’s oil painting, “Out on a Limb,” won the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s 2022 conservation stamp art award.

Colorado wildlife artist Dan Andrews is no stranger to winning the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s conservation stamp art award. His art was selected in 1986 (pronghorn) and 2016 (swift fox).  Still, when his oil painting of a Pacific marten was crowned the winner of the Wyoming Game and Fish...
CASPER — Rep. Liz Cheney voted Friday in favor of one of the largest gun control bills in decades, joining 13 other House Republicans to send it to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature.  Because of the current partisan breakdown of the House, it did not need Republican support to get passed...
CHEYENNE — In an already challenging industry, farmers in southeastern Wyoming are feeling the brunt of inflation and record-high fuel prices.  The average diesel fuel price in Wyoming is up to $5.70 per gallon, according to AAA. Feed and fertilizer costs have risen sharply, as well.  Farmers in...
LARAMIE — As the potential for an abortion ban looms over Wyoming, local abortion-rights advocates have made it clear they won’t accept it quietly.  “We all love someone who has had an abortion or could need one. I think it’s bulls- — they’re taking it away,” said Brie Squires.  Squires was one of...
Brief 6/27/2022 Costco Impersonation:­ A Cheyenne citizen reported an email from a breakbreadandbuild.com email address spoofed as “Costco Online Sh0pper (Wholesale)” (note the zero in shopper vs an ‘o’).  The subject line was also a giveaway as it had a misspelling “Confirmation Needed RjEWARD Has...
CHEYENNE (WNE) — National parks in Wyoming last year garnered 8.59 million visitors, who spent some $1.14 billion in the state, the National Park Service has reported.  Such tourist spending rose from $859 million in 2020, which itself was a decline from $924 million the previous year.  A new NPS...

Shyan Green and her father, Wally Green, measure the length of a post pulled from the ground at the Buffalo City Park on June 4. Shyan was working with other Boy Scouts to replace old and rotted posts at the park’s parking lot as her public service project to earn her rank of Eagle Scout. Green is about to become Johnson County’s first female Eagle Scout. (Photo by Ethan Weston, Buffalo Bulletin)

BUFFALO — Donning a tan shirt, green pants and a merit-badge covered sash, Shyan Green is known around town as the girl-Boy Scout. And that's pretty cool, she says. Green is on track to become Johnson County's first female Eagle Scout, the highest and most difficult-to-reach rank in scouting. As of...

Emma Hodson gets her horse Kallie to stand still momentarily for a picture. Kallie, 30, has competed with all five Hodson sisters. (Photo by Abigail Landwehr, Casper Star-Tribune)

CASPER — It’s truly not this horse’s first rodeo.  Nor is it Kallie’s first time at the College National Finals Rodeo. The 30-year-old mare is competing for the third time in the CNFR. This year, she’s returned with Emma Hodson, competing in the goat tying event for Weber State University.  Most...

Sarah Wormald, of Powell, hands out meals to volunteers as they work to help Red Lodge residents recover from the destruction from flood waters. Wormald was one of several volunteers from Powell who went to Red Lodge to feed workers as they helped the town recover from the flood. (Photo by Mark Davis, Powell Tribune)

POWELL — On June 17 before sunrise, volunteers started arriving in downtown Powell to load their vehicles with supplies prior to heading north in an 11-County convoy. They forged their way to flood-ravaged Red Lodge to show support for residents and volunteers with free food, drinks and a heaping...

Myra Johnson places litter in a bag as she walks along Fox Park Avenue cleaning up the roadside east of Gillette, which she said is often littered with miniature alcohol bottles. Johnson takes frequent walks with her sister Madeline Martinez to clean up trash in the area around Cam-Plex. (Photo by Ed Glazar, Gillette News Record)

GILLETTE — For a Wednesday, it was just about a perfect late spring Wyoming day: 70 degrees, a light breeze and a sky reminiscent of a Bob Ross painting, with happy little clouds of titanium white dabbed onto a canvas of phthalo blue with a fan brush. In an impeccably maintained home on Jane Court...

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