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Bill Sniffin: Terror Tales of Winter Driving on Wyoming’s Snow-Packed Roads

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The Summit, Elk Mountain, and The Sisters on Interstate 80. Laramie Peak on Interstate 25. Separation Flats north of Rawlins. South Pass southwest of Lander. Antelope Flats north of Jackson. These are just a few of the places where anxious people drive during Wyoming’s often-horrible winter weather.

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Cat Urbigkit: Grizzly Bears, Cattle, and the Tangled Web of Activism

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In more of the same-old-predictable strategy, there have been two notices of intent to sue over conflicts between grizzly bears and cattle in the Upper Green River region of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Here’s a quick overview of that issue, then we’re taking a deep dive into who is threatening to sue.

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Hundreds March for Martin Luther King, Jr. in Cheyenne

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The late Liz Byrd, the first African American woman to serve in the Wyoming State legislature, was the driving force to get the state of Wyoming to observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

On her efforts, her son, former State Representative Jim Byrd, told Cowboy State Daily’s Bob Geha: “When she saw something that was wrong and she thought she could fix it, she was relentless.”

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Encampment Hosts 34th Annual Sierra Madre Winter Carnival

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A plethora of unusual winter activities awaits those who travel to Encampment this weekend for the town’s annual Sierra Madre Winter Carnival. The carnival on Friday and Saturday, entering its 34th year, features activities ranging from the artistic to the athletic, including a snowman painting contest , “human saucer bowling”, and snow-golf. The event was…

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Nanobots, Fossil Fuel Issues, and the End of Work as We Know It

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Crowd of robots. 3D illustration

Futurist Jeff Wacker says the future of work could be the biggest issue of the 21st century. Automation, unique robots including microscopic nanobots, and Artificial Intelligence will continue to erode the job market. “I have a friend who says we will always need people to keep the robots running – really? We already have robots that repair other robots.”

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Wyo Tech School Founder Eric Trowbridge to Speak at National Tech Summit

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Eric Trowbridge, the founder of a Cheyenne technology school aimed at introducing students to computer programming, plans to tell attendees at a national technology conference that technology can work in rural America. Trowbridge, founder and CEO of the Array Technology and Design School, will be one of the speakers at the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit…

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