Wyoming News Update

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STATE OF THE STATE

CHEYENNE — Wyoming lawmakers should be prudent about state spending amid a looming budget deficit but not neglect efforts to diversify the state's economy, Gov. Matt Mead said Monday in his final state of the state address. Mead highlighted accomplishments over nearly two terms as governor, including how by every measure Wyoming state government is smaller than when he took office.

OLY-WYOMING-RESI STIEGLER

JACKSON — Resi Stiegler may not match her father's medal total, but she has already beaten him in one Olympic category. Stiegler's third Olympic selection this year means she has passed father Pepi in appearances at the Winter Games.

INTERIOR-METHANE RULE

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department is replacing an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. A rule being published in the Federal Register this week will replace the 2016 rule with requirements similar to those in force before the Obama administration changed the regulation.

HEPATITIS-NATRONA COUNTY — The Wyoming Department of Health and the Casper-Natrona County Health Department are continuing to investigate a growing hepatitis A outbreak in the county that began in October.

MULE DEER SURVEYS — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is conducting extensive aerial surveys over the next couple of weeks to get a more accurate count on the number of mule deer in the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Herd.

SAGE GROUSE — An environmental group contends an oilman's desire to breed sage grouse at his northern Wyoming bird farm found preferential treatment with the U.S. Interior Department.

WYOMING-RESI STIEGLER

JACKSON — Resi Stiegler may not match her father's medal total, but she has already beaten him in one Olympic category. Stiegler's third Olympic selection this year means she has passed father Pepi in appearances at the Winter Games.

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