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Tribal school officials, lawmakers sketch out performance gap solutions

by Katie Klingsporn, WyoFile FORT WASHAKIE—Wyoming can support tribal schools on the Wind River Indian Reservation with funds for additional language teachers and counselors, substance abuse programs, early childhood education and mental health needs, district superintendents told legislators Friday.  The mental health piece, “I’m sure it would resonate across the state of Wyoming in many different […]

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Avian flu confirmed; waterfowl hunters urged to exercise caution

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Wildlife managers have confirmed several reports of avian flu in southern Wyoming, prompting the issuance of safe-handling guidelines for hunters with waterfowl season in full swing.  Avian flu, or Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, is a highly contagious, zoonotic disease impacting migrating waterfowl in the Central Flyway, Game and Fish says. Waterfowl mortalities […]

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Liquor license of now-closed Racks transferred to planned events, catering business

CASPER, Wyo. — On Tuesday, the Natrona County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to transfer the liquor license of former local bar Racks Gentlemen’s Club to a planned catering and events center to be called Season’s Hall. Racks, which closed in March, filed for bankruptcy after owner Sonny Pilcher said the venue had been […]

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Medium Correctional Institution inmate dies Tuesday

TORRINGTON, Wyo. — Max Louderback, an inmate at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington, died Tuesday, Nov. 21. Per Wyoming Department of Corrections policy, an autopsy will be conducted to determine Louderback’s cause of death. WDOC stated that it does not release protected health information. Louderback was convicted of second-degree sexual abuse of a […]