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PINEDALE (WNE) – Once a thriving oil and natural gas company listed on the stock exchange – Ultra Petroleum, the major player in the Pinedale Anticline – is now private and pared its local staff with layoffs Wednesday.

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LARAMIE (WNE) — To address the shortage of substitute teachers in Wyoming’s K-12 schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Wyoming is encouraging its students to fill that role during the break between UW’s fall and spring semesters.

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CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon expressed concern about a proposed “threatened” status listing for whitebark pine on Tuesday, following the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposed finding for whitebark pine that would list the species as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act.

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LARAMIE (WNE) — Let’s face it, 2020 has been a year like no other in recent memory. However, for the Vedauwoo Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary’s annual Christmas tree sale, it is proving to be a bright spot.

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CHEYENNE – The owner of the former Hitching Post Inn is gearing up to submit a loan application to the Brownfields Revolving Loan Committee in order to assist with abatement and demolition of the infamous Cheyenne hotel’s two southern buildings.

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CHEYENNE – Following Mayor-elect Patrick Collins’ decision to replace the city’s police and fire chiefs, Cheyenne Police Chief Brian Kozak has penned a letter to members of the City Council that asks them to intervene in the decision, citing the department’s concerns about the selection process.

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SHERIDAN — For years, the Wyoming Department of Transportation has been playing a complicated game of "Connect the Dots."

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CASPER – It is again the time when Wyomingites can apply for health care through the federal marketplace established by the Obama-era Affordable Care Act. The state has put new resources toward helping residents apply, and those looking for coverage will have a new option this year.

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CHEYENNE – With two drug companies now seeking emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for their COVID-19 vaccines, Gov. Mark Gordon was optimistic Tuesday about the vaccine’s progress, stating he expected initial doses to arrive in Wyoming “in the coming weeks.”

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CASPER — Leading environmental groups in Wyoming have come out in fierce opposition to a major pipeline project proposed for the state, over concerns the development could disrupt sensitive wildlife habitat and exacerbate climate change.

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LARAMIE (WNE) — Motorized recreation in the Snowy Range should go on as usual this winter despite the Mullen Fire’s burn footprint, which covers a large swath of the snowmobile trail network in that area.

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CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Transportation is facing an annual funding gap of about $354 million, a substantial portion of which is needed to maintain the state's roads, according to a new report reviewed by a legislative committee Monday.