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Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin is a Jurassic Classroom

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by Kelsey Dayton | WyoFile.com

Cliff Manuel knew what he saw, even though his nephew, geologist Erik Kvale, was skeptical. It wasn’t the right type of formation.

Obama halts federal coal leasing

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by Dustin Bleizeffer | WyoFile.com

Days following the announcement of Arch Coal’s bankruptcy filing, the Obama administration announced Friday a moratorium on all federal coal leasing while the U.S. Department of Interior conducts a full review of the program.

As Grizzly Hunt Nears, Emotions, Voices Rise

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by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. | WyoFile.com

As the federal government begins to remove some protections safeguarding Yellowstone-area grizzly bears, widespread and emotional reaction follows, particularly regarding a potential hunting season.

UW Presidential Hopeful Advocates Consistency

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by Gregory Nickerson | WyoFile.com

University of Wyoming presidential prospect Jeremy Haefner spoke to the benefits of an open search at the third and final public forum with candidates Monday. The provost from New York’s Rochester Institute of Technology said he liked meeting students and faculty in public.

Avalanche Kills Yellowstone Wolf

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by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. | WyoFile.com

In a rarely documented occurrence, an avalanche killed a radio-collared wolf in Yellowstone National Park in 2014.

Parade and Chili Enjoyed In Buffalo This Past Weekend

Crowds of people enjoyed all the offerings in Buffalo on Saturday, from shopping to free chili to a lighted parade, all to help welcome and celebrate the Christmas season.

Gov. Mead’s Budget Proposes Cuts, Borrowing from Rainy Day

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by Gregory Nickerson | WyoFile.com

Gov. Matt Mead released his spending proposal for the 2017-2018 spending cycle, which notably called for borrowing from the “rainy day” fund to ease a cash flow crunch, then paying the money back by altering revenue flows out of other savings accounts.

County Awarded Grant For Pathway Project Design

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Buffalo City Planning Director Lynn Barrett reported to the city council that Johnson County had advised her they had been awarded a Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) Grant for preliminary work on a new pathway on South Bypass Road.

Wyoming Flunks Open Government Test

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by Gregory Nickerson | WyoFile.com

Wyoming’s government could be more transparent and work harder to ensure existing ethics laws are properly enforced.

Buffalo Council To Apply For Fire Mitigation Study Grant

Buffalo's water may be safer from wildfires and subsequent damage in the future after the city council approved a grant application to study fire mitigation in the watershed drainages that feed Tie Hack Reservoir, the city's source for municipal drinking water in the Bighorn Mountains above the city.

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