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Grizzly Bear Hunting Proposal Open For Public Comment

A proposal for a historic grizzly bear hunt this fall has been released to the public. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department drafted it after a series of public meetings where, according to the agency, the majority of Wyomingites expressed support for a potential hunt. It would be the first hunt since 1975 when the bears were placed on the Endangered Species List. According to the draft, up to 24 bears will be up for grabs between September 15 and November 15. Twelve of these bears can only be...

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ALAN SIMPSON was born and raised in Wyoming. He served from 1965 to 1977 in the Wyoming House of
Representatives from Park County. Then he set his  sig hts on the US Senate. From 1979 to 1997 he served as a United States Senator from Wyoming. From 1985 to 1995, Simpson was the Republican whip, Assistant Republican Leader in the Senate. Additionally, he served as chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee from 1981 to 1985, and again from 1995 to 1997. He also chaired the Immigration and Refugee Subcommittee of Judiciary; the Nuclear

Spoken Words 19: Joe Wilkins — When We Were Birds

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In his memoir The Mountain and the Fathers, Joe Wilkins reckoned with loss, poverty, and the landscape of his childhood in the Big Dry of eastern Montana. Now a father, Joe Wilkins’s poems in When We Were Birds attend to what is common to us all, to what binds us together and makes us human, from grief over the loss of a livelihood or health to the anxieties and hopes we have for our children.

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Beekeepers will have an opportunity to hone their craft at a conference this weekend in Cheyenne.

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The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has released a final rule proposal that would change how coal companies self-bond. That’s when a company uses an IOU to guarantee clean-up costs based on its financial strength. 

The recent coal bankruptcies highlighted the issues with self-bonding as companies were nearly unable to pay massive reclamation costs. Kyle Wendtland, DEQ Land Quality Administrator, said the rule-updating process has been in motion since before that. In 2013, Wendtland said, began an effort to align the rules with today's regulatory system.

Charles Preston

A proposal for a historic grizzly bear hunt this fall has been released to the public. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department drafted it after a series of public meetings where, according to the agency, the majority of Wyomingites expressed support for a potential hunt. It would be the first hunt since 1975 when the bears were placed on the Endangered Species List.

Wyoming Legislature Senator Eli Bebout
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The Wyoming Legislature still has work to do. Despite working for 20 days the House and Senate will reconvene later this week to hopefully reach a compromise on one bill that funds building projects and another that trims school funding. 

During a final vote on the state budget Saturday, Senate President Eli Bebout admitted he was disappointed with the spending at a time when Wyoming’s revenues are down. The legislature is spending millions out of its reserve account and Bebout said that can’t continue.

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A bill that would allow educators and students to be trained about child sexual abuse squeaked through the Wyoming Legislature Saturday.

At the urging of Senator Lisa Anselmi-Dalton and several lobbyists, the House suspended its rules to allow Senate File 93 to be considered after it had previously died without being heard. Several conservative members of the House objected to the bill, saying that it was a topic that should be addressed at home and not in school.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Leland Christensen
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A bill that would allow the prosecution of those who damage critical infrastructure or try to prevent its use, is on its way to the governor. Saturday, the Senate voted to accept House changes to the bill that clarified that protesting is okay as long as access to the infrastructure is not blocked.

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One committee taking on Wyoming Governor Matt Mead’s economic diversification initiative will hold a public forum about agriculture this week.

The Executive Committee on Economically Needed Diversity Options For Wyoming, or ENDOW, has divided into five subcommittees representing different parts of the state’s economy.


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