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Teton County Commissioners recently voted not to file a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors.

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Despite criticism, Yellowstone National Park is pushing forward on improving cell service in the park. The service improvement comes after Verizon Wireless applied to develop its five existing telecommunication sites in the park.

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The North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association, or NAWEOA , kicked off its annual conference in Cheyenne Monday.

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The third and final planned black-footed ferret release near Meeteetse will happen sometime this September.

Archives On The Air 22: "When You Call Me That, Smile"—Owen Wister Papers

Jul 17, 2018
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The most famous line of The Virginian was based on an anecdote recorded by author Owen Wister in his 1894 diary. It was attributed to saloon-owner John Lawrence in notorious and short-lived Fetterman, Wyoming, in 1885 or 1886. 

A bipartisan group of indigenous state lawmakers just published a letter condemning the President’s use of the name “Pocahontas” in a recent Montana rally. They say it hurts the already-wounded image of Native American women.

Parts of the Mountain West region have joined a number of state legislatures introducing tax credits to help low-income Americans. Utah could be the latest.

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A wildlife refuge near Laramie is expanding by nearly 600 acres. The Mortenson Lake National Wildlife Refuge is one home to reintroduction efforts of the endangered Wyoming toad, whose population crashed in the mid-1970s. The amphibians have since been brought back to the area where they are beginning to breed in the wild.

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The Wyoming Air Service Improvement Council approved a draft plan to create reliable air service to parts of the state.

Four U.S. Senators are objecting to a program that teaches TV weathercasters about the science of climate change. As the Mountain West region deals with record high temperatures, that’s left meteorologists here figuring out how to report on the science of the weather.   

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