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Enzi wants full audit on student loan plans

A couple of large data problems from the U.S. Department of Education recently came to the attention of U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. One of those errors uncovered billions of dollars in student loan costs, of which Congress was previously unaware. The other affects potential college students’ ability to make an informed decision about what Read More…

Uber ready to start service this weekend in Wyoming

Wyoming will soon be served by of the global ridesharing company, Uber, possibly as soon as Thursday night, if Gov. Matt Mead signs authorizing legislation today. Regional Uber officials have been visiting Wyoming communities in anticipation of launching service by this weekend following passage of House Bill 80 earlier this week. The bill provides the Read More…

Gillette chamber exec resigns position

The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce has announced that Chamber Director Charlene Murdock has tendered her resignation as Executive Director of the organization. Murdock has accepted a position with Peabody Energy in St. Louis and will be transitioning out of the Chamber over the next month and will be offering consulting services to the Chamber Read More…

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High school bomb hoaxer pleads guilty

Earlier this month in district court, Trey Randolph, 21, pleaded guilty to threatening to bomb Cody High School in August, a felony punishable by up to three years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Randolph also pleaded guilty to having used social media to make death threats to a teenage girl and her family, with Read More…

By RHONDA SCHULTE

A highly scrutinized and tweaked construction site plan for the new Cody Laboratories pharmaceutical production facility in Cody’s North Industrial Park is nearly finished. The city of Cody Planning and Zoning Board recently approved a third draft of the 21-acre campus. “The site plan is pretty well set, with the exception of the fire water Read More…

East Gate opening road work begins

Annual spring opening road work on U.S. 14/16/20 between Pahaska and the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park is scheduled to begin next Monday, April 3. The opening of two miles of U.S. 14/16/20 highway between Pahaska and Yellowstone is dependent upon favorable weather. This stretch of highway is closed annually west of Pahaska due Read More…

Homesteader reopens Saturday

Pies and pieces of history are part of Homesteader Museum’s spring reopening event. After several months of reorganization, research and cleaning, the museum opens its doors for the 2017 season with an entertaining annual meeting program and book signing 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1. The highlight of the afternoon will be a talk and book Read More…

Input sought on math standards

The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) and State Board of Education are taking public input on Wyoming’s current math standards. The Math Standards Review Committee will consider this input as they begin the standards review process. Input can be given online through May or at regional community meetings. A regional community meeting will be held Read More…

UND to cut women's hockey, sources say

News of the elimination of the women’s hockey program came shortly before the school announced its athletic department restructuring plans. The cuts are part of a school-wide effort to trim budgets because of an anticipated drop in state funding. UND President Mark Kennedy told the athletics department it needed to cut $1.3 million out of Read More…

Council looking at zoning regulations on cell towers

For most, if not all people, the ability to enjoy the natural landforms surrounding Cody is extremely important. If obstructed by man-made structures, the aesthetic enjoyment is tainted or entirely lost. Cody city officials understand. Because that scenic view “warrants protection from unnecessary visual pollution,” the community development office at City Hall is proposing limits Read More…

'I will … become a chicken': French artist who spent a week inside a rock is now hatching eggs

The 44-year-old, who specializes in performance art, will mimic a mother hen by incubating 10 eggs with his own body heat inside a glass vivarium until they hatch. He reckons the endeavor will take from 21-26 days. “I will, broadly speaking, become a chicken,” Poincheval said last month. Poincheval says he seeks to explore varying Read More…

UND medical school outlines budget cuts

A UND news release sketched an outline of the school’s portion of the campuswide budget reduction of about $32 million, a biennial cut from the 2017-19 budgeting period expected to flow from steep decreases in state appropriations. SMHS Dean Dr. Joshua Wynne stated in the news release that voluntary separations and efficiency cuts attributed for Read More…

North Dakota Badlands Bowl roster announced

Reece Hoherz of Beulah and Dillan Jepson of Killdeer are also on the team. Full Roster Beulah: Reece Hoherz Bismarck: Justin Bergquist, Lucas Butts Bismarck Century: Seth Braun, Luke Little, Jacob Rader, Philip Walter Bismarck Legacy: Alexander Brosseau Bismarck St. Mary’s: Chauncey Turner, Cole Spies Carrington: Bradee Schroeder, Dickinson: Treven Hopfauf, Shawn Steffan Fargo Davies: Read More…

Law enforcement remove suspicious item from airport; later tests found no danger to public

CASPER — Local and federal law enforcement removed a suspicious item from the Casper/Natrona County International Airport on Tuesday morning. Tests found that the item posed no threat to public safety, authorities said. TSA agents found the item about 7 a.m. as it passed through security, according to a news release from the Natrona County Read More…

Officers arrest suspect they billed 'Natrona County's two-time hide and seek champion'

CASPER — Casper police arrested a man Monday wanted on multiple felony warrants who had repeatedly eluded police, earning him the department’s title of “Natrona County’s two-time hide and seek champion of 2017.” Multiple officers arrested Johnathan Arket on Monday afternoon on warrants for two counts of probation violations and two counts of failure to Read More…