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NWC enrollment falls by 10 percent

POWELL (WNE) — With enrollment at Northwest College down 10 percent from last fall — and more than 30 percent below its peak in almost a decade ago — NWC President Stefani Hicswa announced a “full-court press” on campus to reverse the decline at Monday’s meeting of the board of …

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Independent women a key in outcome of Montana Senate race

HELENA, Mont. — A key factor in deciding the outcome of Montana’s high-profile Senate race will be whether independent women who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 will stick with the president and Republicans again this year, political observers said. Hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots were mailed Friday in …

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Former State Hospital CNA gets jail time for sexual assault

EVANSTON (WNE) — A former employee of the Wyoming State Hospital has been sentenced to jail time for two counts of second-degree sexual assault of a patient following a change of plea to no contest in the case. Christopher S. King entered the no-contest plea in Third District Court on …

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Grizzly activity closes popular trail

CODY (WNE) — The popular Heart Mountain Ranch trail to the summit of the mountain has been temporarily closed due to the volume of grizzly bear activity in the area. As bears search for food to bulk up on calories before winter hibernation, they can pose a threat to humans. …

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Wyoming officials feeling optimistic after Taiwan visit

ROCK SPRINGS — Wyoming and Taiwanese officials are excited about the future after both sides met at the state’s new trade office in Taiwan. Wyoming-Taiwan trade representative Chester Chu told the Rocket-Miner in a conference call that Wyoming’s delegation made a good impression and government agents and residents are excited …

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Kemmerer bankruptcy and sage grouse disputes

Have an event, trend or general energy happening you’d like to see in the Energy Journal newsletter? Send it to Star-Tribune energy reporter Heather Richards at heather.richards@trib.com. Sign up for the newsletter at www.trib.com/energyjournal Last week in numbers Friday oil prices: West Texas Intermediate (WTI) $71.34, Brent (ICE) $80.43 Natural …

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307 Politics: A house divided, a big week for Barrasso and more

It’s no secret that the nation’s politics have become more polarized over the past several decades. And as the country has gone, so has Wyoming’s Washington delegation. The nation’s representatives in Congress have become increasingly divided on party lines over the past 40 years, according to a new paper from …

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Ranchers protested industry, but oil and gas plead fair play

The ranchers stood out in the room full of lawyers in suits at Tuesday’s Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission hearings. The Moore family — Frank, David, Keith and Josh — sat through hours of testimony, starting with an acrimonious battle between two gas companies over drilling in western Wyoming. …

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