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.

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.

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

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.

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.

by Gregory Nickerson | WyoFile.com

This week, marijuana advocates with Wyoming NORML will begin collecting signatures for an initiative to legalize medical cannabis. The initiative, called the Peggy A. Kelley Wyoming Cannabis Act of 2016, would put the measure before voters in the 2016 election.

The sound of Northern Cheyenne flute music drifted over the green lawn of the Sheridan Inn, holding the powwow audience in rapt silence in a scene perhaps reminiscent of Indian dances staged here 100 years ago.

Only weeks after a Kumbaya moment with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell in which he celebrated sweeping federal greater sage grouse conservation rules, Gov. Matt Mead has protested those same measures.

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