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CHEYENNE – Adding to the 34,000 acres of conserved land in Laramie County, a ranch directly adjacent to Curt Gowdy State Park has entered into a conservation easement that protects wildlife habitats, water quality and 560 acres of agricultural land.

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EVANSTON — The Portland Rose Room at the Roundhouse was filled to capacity — 260 people, plus others standing in doorways and outside the room — for a special three-hour Uinta County Commission meeting at which CoreCivic, a private prison company that hopes to build and operate an immigratio…

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TORRINGTON — While hemp advocates are quick to point out that the cannabis sativa cultivar can be used for thousands of products ranging from building materials to clothing and even health supplements, there are some risks and drawbacks to investing big dollars in the burgeoning hemp industry.

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CHEYENNE — The state of Wyoming and the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) have filed a complaint against Chevron Corporation for alleged violations of the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act involving the cleanup of environmental contamination at several service stations and convenience stores throughout Wyoming.

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LOVELL — Sen. R.J. Kost, R-Powell, Rep. David Northrup, R-Powell, as well as Reps. Lloyd Larsen, R-Lander, and Mike Greear, R-Worland, have signed a letter to Gov. Mark Gordon to request assistance for local farmers after a suspended harvest has left 31 percent on local beets in the ground.

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SARATOGA – For the first time in almost 60 years, the land at the corner of Hickory Avenue and S. 1st St. in Saratoga will soon be empty of any buildings.

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CASPER — The U.S. Department of Energy plans to partner with the University of Wyoming to accelerate research on carbon capture technology at two of the state’s coal-fired power plants, Gov. Mark Gordon told the Star-Tribune on Tuesday.

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LARAMIE — Wyoming’s Industrial Siting Council has approved a permit for a 277-turbine wind farm that’s planned for construction on the border of Albany and Carbon counties.

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LARAMIE — Suresh Muknahallipatna, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wyoming, led the successful completion of a software program that will allow for accurate weather forecasts up to 12 times faster than traditionally possible.

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CHEYENNE – Although the city has questioned what to do about the former Hitching Post Inn for years, now that a plan is in the works, council members and city staff are being careful not to rush into such a big project.

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CASPER — It’s now up to Gov. Mark Gordon to approve Wyoming’s first computer science standards, after the state Board of Education approved the guidelines at its meeting late last month.

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CHEYENNE – Since its inception in 1969, Taco John’s has expanded to nearly 400 locations in 23 states. On Monday, President and CEO Jim Creel announced the company’s plans to expand even farther with a new satellite office in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Laramie is once again without a “life flight” company in town after Medical Air Rescue Company pulled both its helicopter and airplane from the city last month.

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CASPER — A Wyoming tribe is looking to hemp and medical marijuana as potential ways to bolster the Wind River Reservation economy and treat illnesses, an approach more and more tribes view as potentially lucrative.