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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…

Russian bids on US rare earths mine

According to a recent story in the Wall Street Journal, the bankrupt Molycorp’s Mountain Pass Mine – the only major rare earths mine in the US – is being bid on by a Swiss investment fund connected to Russian-born billionaire Vladamir Iorich. The Journal claimed that Iorich established Pala Investments in 2007, and that Pala Read More…

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Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence

Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, urging them to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during the 2016 election. Coats and Rogers refused to comply with the requests, which they both deemed to be Read More…

Trump's budget proposal slashes spending by $3.6 trillion over 10 years

The White House’s $4.094 trillion budget request for fiscal 2018 calls for cuts that hit Medicaid, food assistance and other anti-poverty programs. It would cut funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides benefits to the poor, by roughly 20 percent next year. All told, the budget would reduce spending on safety-net programs Read More…

Keane Group LLC purchases RockPile Energy Solutions for $284.5 million

RockPile is headquartered in Denver, Colo., with its main operations based in Dickinson. RockPile has staging operations in Watford City, Douglas, Wyo., and Midland, Texas. The acquisition announced late last week is expected to be completed by the end of July, but is subject to standard regulatory approvals and satisfaction of customary closing conditions. “We Read More…

At least 10 believed dead after blast at British venue where Ariana Grande was performing

“Senior national counter-terrorism officers are assembling in London. Early estimates put fatalities at Manchester Arena in double figures,” a BBC reporter said on Twitter. The BBC and Sky News reported shortly before that local police were treating the blast as a possible terrorist incident. U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing at the arena. A Read More…

Port: Bismarck city administrator asks police officers who signed mayoral recall petition be questioned

For one thing, the city had the Bureau of Criminal Investigation verify signatures of the recall petitions, which some have (rightly, I think) seen as somewhat intimidating. For another, the city rejected some 200 signatures of the petition on pretty loose legal grounds. They argue that the law requires that signature collectors be from the Read More…

Billings Gazette

Wyoming's snowpack increases over last week

RIVERTON, Wyo. — The late spring snowstorm that hit Wyoming last week has boosted the state’s snowpack. The Natural Resources Conservation Service on Monday reported that the statewide snowpack increased from 115 percent of median last week to 176 percent. The agency says most of the gain can be attributed to the cool weather slowing Read More…

Life on the Pony Express

(Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series. Buffalo Bill Cody, founder of the City of Cody, died 100 years ago and there will be many celebrations of his accomplishments during 2017. The Enterprise will tell the story of his life in a multi-part series throughout the year.) The Pony Express blazed a trail Read More…

CHS seniors graduating Friday

One hundred and thirty-nine Cody High School seniors will graduate on Friday.  The commencement exercises for the Class of 2017 begin at 7 p.m. in Sweitzer Gymnasium, with a reception to follow in the Stock Activities Center. Austin Alexander has been named valedictorian achieving the honor by enrolling in various advanced placement and honors courses, Read More…

Learning to rope

Livingston School kindergartener Kinzie Schramm ropes a steer with help from Jay Reynolds, a parent voluneer, as paraeducator Miranda Hopkin looks on during the kindergarten rodeo on Friday at the school.

Rushing water

A rainbow is seen as the sun reflects off the spray from water pouring out of the spillway and outlet gates at Buffalo Bill Dam on Saturday. The water released from Buffalo Bill Reservoir was flowing at 6,046 cubic feet per second.

Garbage schedule for next week

On Memorial Day, May 29, the City of Cody will not empty dumpsters or roll-out garbage containers.  Instead, sanitation workers will collect trash from dumpsters (normally scheduled on Mondays) between Tuesday, May 30, and Wednesday, May 31.  Likewise, Monday-scheduled roll-out containers will be picked up Tuesday, May 30. Roll-outs must be placed curbside before 7 Read More…

Lodging taxes down again

Lodging taxes continue to trend downward for Park County in 2017 compared to 2016. The harsh winter slowed visitation, while the closure for renovation of the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel in Yellowstone National Park means fewer rooms are available this summer season. Through April, collections are down 28 percent compared to a year ago. The Read More…

Horsefair expo

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Wyoming Authentic Meats awarded business grant

Wyoming’s top elected officials have demonstrated confidence in a growing beef snack stick business in Cody by approving a $748,360  grant to expand production capacity. The $1.1 million project will nearly double the size of a building in southeast Cody, providing Wyoming Authentic Products more area for raw meat preparation, packaging and smoking as well Read More…

Yellowstone seeks comment on lookout project

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park is looking for more public comment on potential effects of a project involving the historic Mt. Washburn Fire Lookout. The National Park Service proposes to erect a three-sided mounting structure around the lookout. This proposal is part of a larger project to improve the park’s wireless infrastructure. Read More…

Billings Gazette

Cody businesses worry about effect of Yellowstone road work

CODY, Wyo. — Business owners in northwest Wyoming are concerned about losing customers because of proposed road construction in 2018 in Yellowstone National Park. Road construction planned around Fishing Bridge inside the park next year could involve road closures that would affect the park’s East Entrance road, which connects Yellowstone to Cody. “We’re concerned that Read More…

More Wyoming rest stops get free Wi-Fi

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Transportation has expanded free Wi-Fi availability at rest stops, welcome and information centers around the state. The newest locations with Wi-Fi are the rest areas located at Chugwater, Dwyer Junction and Orin Junction, all on Interstate 25 between Cheyenne and Casper. The agency says Wi-Fi will also soon Read More…

Horsefair Expo

The Cody Boot and Bottle Club held its first Horsefair Expo on Saturday. The free event included a parade of breeds, tack swap, horseshoeing, pony rides, the Cowgirl Up Rodeo Drill Team and a silent auction to fundraise for the club among other things.