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Wyoming Revenue May Slide 23 Percent in 2017-2018

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by Gregory Nickerson | WyoFile.com

Wyoming revenue may slide 23 percent as prices and production in the mineral economy remain low, the state Consensus Revenue Estimating Group said Monday.

Lawsuit Challenges Constitutionality of Data Trespass Laws

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by Gregory Nickerson | WyoFile.com

Wyoming’s new data trespass laws are unconstitutional, violating free speech, equal protection and other basic freedoms, according to a lawsuit filed by conservation, animal welfare, and media groups in U.S. District Court on Sept. 29.

Miss Indian America film airs on Wyoming PBS

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Miss Indian America 1976 Deana Harragarra Waters

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In the years after World War II, Sheridan, Wyoming went from being “an Indian-hating town” in the words of Crow elder Joseph Medicine Crow, to being “the Indian capital of the world.” At least for a while.

‘Unqualified’ Hunter Gets Grand Teton Protest Elk License

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by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. | WyoFile.com

A Jackson photographer who has sued to stop the annual elk hunt in Grand Teton National Park has secured a license to shoot an elk starting Oct. 24.

After Bear Kills Son, Father Calls $13,120 Fine ‘A Joke’

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Adam Stewart (courtesy photo)

by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. | WyoFile.com

A father whose son was killed by a bear while working in the Teton Wilderness said this week Wyoming OSHA’s $13,120 fine against the company involved in the death is “a joke.”

Fed Scientists Question Grouse Strategy

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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Gov. Matt Mead

by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. | WyoFile.com

Natural and human factors make it unlikely a proposed federal network of greater sage grouse conservation habitat will stay intact, the government’s own scientists say.

How does Wyoming Spend $9.3 Billion Every Two Years?

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(Flickr Creative Commons/Christina Maki)

Despite Wyoming’s small population, it has a relatively robust state government that spends $9.3 billion in state and federal dollars every two years.

Waning Energy Revenue Could Cause 10% Budget Decline

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Wyoming’s economy is following the mineral industry — once again — into a downturn that could shrink revenue by 10 percent or more.

$72 Million in Dam Projects Advance

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Pivot irrigation on the Mercer ranch.

by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. | WyoFile.com

Wyoming’s plans to impound more of its spring runoff advanced in the Bighorn Basin last week when residents voted to create an irrigation district to help fund a $32.5-million, 108-foot high dam.

Grand Teton National Park Glaciers are Shrinking

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by Kelsey Dayton | WyoFile.com

Kathy Mellander knew Grand Teton National Park’s glaciers were melting. The park GIS specialist and hydrologist had read studies published in 2012 and seen historical pictures that  showed the park’s 12 glaciers used to be much larger than they are today.

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