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WDH releases statement on budget reduction amid pandemic

The Wyoming Department of Health announced an outline of the agency’s planned budget reductions for the current two-year budget period, and is describing the cuts as “difficult and unfortunate.” Wyoming’s governor asked all state agencies to prepare significant budget reductions for the 2021-22 biennium, which began July 1. Details on those cuts were released during a […]

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UW grad among 5 naturalized during ceremony hosted by Trump for RNC

A University of Wyoming graduate was one of five people who went through a naturalization ceremony hosted by Trump and played during the Republican National Convention event on Tuesday night. The pre-recorded ceremony featured people from Bolivia, Lebanon, India, Sudan and Ghana, and allowed Trump to read each person’s biography. President Trump said Neimat Awadelseid, […]

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PHOTOS: Wyoming man’s first black bear hunt featured in new television episode

CASPER, Wyo. — A Wyoming man’s first black bear hunt is captured in an episode of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) “Brotherhood Outdoors” television series set to air the week of Aug. 31 on the Sportsman Channel. In the episode, “Dennis Tester, a 47-year union lineman from Bedford, Wyoming, follows the sounds of baying hounds through Idaho’s […]

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Seasons change, the breeze doesn’t

It appears summer is slowly coming to a close. School is starting (or will be) for many, Pumpkin Spice Lattes have officially returned, and the days are getting shorter. Although seasons change, the Breeze of the Oil City remains constant. Today, be sure to check out the Fishin’ for the Mission fly fishing tournament, meet the new Wyoming […]

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Voting in a pandemic: What Wyoming learned from the primary

August 25, 2020 by Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Pandemic concerns, combined with worries over potential mail-in ballot delays due to cutbacks at the U.S. Postal Service, created a greater awareness of election processes and a greater sense of urgency to be counted, according to some local officials — with some unprecedented results. Perhaps the most notable outcome of […]