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Don Day Wyoming Weather Forecast: Saturday, March 25, 2023

It’s Saturday, March 25 – and “unsettled” is the word for the weekend when it comes to our weather here in the Cowboy State. The weather will be changeable and variable throughout the state. The Pacific wave that is bringing in snow, rain, and even some thunderstorms this weekend will also bring bitter cold in other parts of the state. Keep Reading | 2217 words

Jupiter the great horned owl and his handler, Rene Schell of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, help educate the public about raptors. (Photo Courtesy Wyoming Game and Fish)
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For 20 Years, A Great Horned Owl Named Jupiter Has Called Lander Game And Fish Office Home

Jupiter is a great horned owl with acute vision problems which means he could never survive in the wild. But for more than 20 years he’s not only survived but thrived at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department office in Lander. Keep Reading | 1924 words

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter on Friday morning. (Greg Johnson, Cowboy State Daily)
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Cheyenne Changes Mind On Animal Shelter; Gives OK To Huge New $850,000 Per Year Contract

Cheyenne Mayor Patrick Collins told Cowboy State Daily on Friday the city has changed its mind and will continue with the Cheyenne Animal Shelter despite the huge increase in taxpayer funding. The county has yet to sign off on the agreement. Keep Reading | 1898 words

U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyoming, addresses Wyoming lawmakers at the state Capitol in February. (Matt Idler for Cowboy State Daily)
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Lummis Praises Legislature For Passing Transgender Sports & Abortion Bills

On a conference call with reporters, U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis on Thursday said she agreed with the Wyoming Legislature for passing the transgender sports bill and the 'Life is a Human Right Act'. Keep Reading | 1166 words

Dr. Giovannina Anthony, of Jackson, center, a plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging Wyoming's new law banning most abortions, hugs her attorney after 9th District Court Judge Melissa Owens issued a temporary block of the law Wednesday. (Kathryn Ziesig, Jackson Hole News & Guide, Pool)
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Abortion Legal Again In Wyoming; Teton County Judge Blocks New ‘Life Is A Human Right’ Law

Citing concerns that it's not constitutional and could harm individuals, a Teton County judge on Wednesday blocked the Life Is A Human Right Act, making abortion legal again in Wyoming. Keep Reading | 2492 words

Between them, lots 2054 (left) and 2116 represent $200,000 worth of bull. (Courtesy Photos)
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For Pair Of Bulls That Sold For $100K Each, It’s All About The Semen, Says Wyoming Cattle Producer

At an auction in Montana last week, two bulls sold for $100,000 each. That's not an unusual price if the genetics are good. For that investment, thousands and thousands of "semen draws" will be made called "straws" and the genetics of these prized animals are passed down and the owners' stand to make a respectable profit. Keep Reading | 1786 words

State Sen. Dan Laursen and Anthony Bouchard on the Senate floor during the 2023 General Session. (Matt Idler for Cowboy State Daily)
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Benched During Session, Sen. Dan Laursen’s ‘Unbelievably’ Good Behavior Gets Him Back On Committees

Powell Sen. Dan Laursen is out of Senate President Ogden Driskill's doghouse and has been rewarded for good behavior by being placed on a committee. He was the only legislator, out of 93, not to be assigned to a standing committee last session. Keep Reading | 1890 words

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Sheridan County GOP, Fed Up With Legislature’s Inaction, Asks Schools To Ban Teaching Of Sexual Topics To Children

Sheridan County Republican Party committeeman Tod Windsor said the local party was "fed up" with the state Legislature for not passing a law prohibiting teachers from teaching sexual topics to third graders and younger, so they are asking the local school districts to put up their own ban. Keep Reading | 1539 words

Harriet Hageman and former President Donald J. Trump speak at a Rally in Casper on May 28, 2022. (Matt Idler for Cowboy State Daily)
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Hageman Calls Potential Trump Indictment ‘Persecution’ And ‘Woke Politicization’

Now that former President Trump could be on the brink of being indicted, U.S. Rep. Harriet Hageman says the efforts of a New York City district attorney investigating him are nothing more than a witch hunt. Keep Reading | 1427 words

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Cat Urbigkit: Winter Trails

Columnist Cat Urbigkit writes, "It was -35° one early February morning when I sat down at my computer to check on the happenings of the Wyoming Legislature. As I looked out the window, I spotted the red foxes, my daily entertainment those last few weeks." Keep Reading | 1537 words

(Matt Idler for Cowboy State Daily)
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Sheridan GOP Censures Rep. Cyrus Western, Call For Resignation: He Says They Won’t Get It

Cyrus Western, R-Big Horn, was censured Saturday by the Sheridan County Republican Party for his alleged role in a political mailer that targeted local people and labeled them as “Wanted … for trying to tear our state apart.” The party also called for Western to resign; he says he won’t. Keep Reading | 1489 words

Justin Loeffler has a year's worth of hemp at his location in Hawk Springs, where he's setting up a hemp elevator to process and market hemp fiber. (Renée Jean, Cowboy State Daily)
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Hawk Springs Processing Facility Could Expand Potential For Wyoming Hemp

Hemp has long lacked a key link in its supply chain — a processing facility. A Hawk Springs man wants to change that to give the crop the boost it needs to finally take off in the Cowboy State. Keep Reading | 1946 words

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