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Cowboy Challenge restart on hold due to staffing concerns

CHEYENNE — Officials from the Wyoming Military Department advised legislators against restarting the Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy until sufficient staffing for the residential program for at-risk youth is secured.

Maj. Gen. Greg Porter, the state’s adjutant general, stressed to the Joint Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee that a restart of the program isn’t possible until the staffing issue is resolved.

“What I would offer — and I would tell the governor of Wyoming the same thing — until we are able to solve the staffing issue, hiring 50 personnel to stand this up, I w...

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