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 By Tom Coulter    News    December 17, 2020

Corrections director: 24.5% of Wyoming's incarcerated population has contracted COVID-19

CHEYENNE — Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, 24.5% of Wyoming’s incarcerated population has contracted the virus at some point, and there have been no deaths from COVID-19 among those individuals, the state Department of Corrections direc...

 By Tom Coulter    News    June 4, 2020

HollyFrontier announces plan to lay off roughly 200 employees at Cheyenne refinery

CHEYENNE— HollyFrontier Corporation announced Monday that it will be laying off about 200 employees at its Cheyenne refinery over the next 18 months. The layoffs will come as part of the company’s plan to convert its Cheyenne oil refinery into...

 By Tom Coulter    COVID-19    April 23, 2020

Cinthia Stimson, Douglas Budget

CHEYENNE - Even before the coronavirus pandemic swept the planet, killing tens of thousands and causing a global economic shutdown, Wyoming lawmakers had plenty to do in the coming months. With the Wyoming Legislature preparing for what will likely...

 By Tom Coulter    News    March 12, 2020

Oil price plunge raises questions about state economy

CHEYENNE — Oil prices worldwide suffered a major hit over the weekend, reaching a four-year low in the United States, and the rapid changes in the global economy could have major implications for Wyoming. U.S. oil prices were down by as much as...

 By Tom Coulter    News    February 13, 2020

Experts: Legislature will need to spend money to save money

CHEYENNE — With the state Legislature’s budget session set to begin this week, lawmakers will likely spend hours debating how to address the state’s projected revenue shortfall. Yet some state officials and lawmakers hope part of that...

 By Tom Coulter    News    February 6, 2020

Legislator proposes hunting, firearm safety classes

CHEYENNE — A Republican state lawmaker has introduced a resolution that would encourage the Wyoming Department of Education to offer voluntary gun and hunting safety classes in the state’s high schools.  If passed during the legislative...

 By Tom Coulter    News    December 26, 2019

Committee backs bill raising pay for top officials

CHEYENNE – Despite objections from Gov. Mark Gordon, lawmakers on the Joint Appropriations Committee approved a bill Thursday that would raise the salaries of the governor and the other four elected state officials beginning after the 2022 general...

 By Tom Coulter    News    October 17, 2019

Bill to create transportation task force fails in committee

CHEYENNE – With the state facing millions of dollars worth of unmet needs for its roads and bridges, a bill to create a task force to explore ways to fund repair work failed by a narrow margin Friday in committee. The bill would have created a...

 By Tom Coulter    News    October 10, 2019

Wyoming first lady announces hunger initiative

CHEYENNE - Wyoming first lady Jennie Gordon announced a hunger initiative Thursday aimed at fighting food insecurity for children and families across the state. The Wyoming Hunger Initiative will bring together various groups working on food security...


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