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New leadership taking Northern Arapaho casino in different direction  Casper Star-Tribune Online

New leadership for the Northern Arapaho Tribe's gambling enterprise say their goal is to get as much money back to the tribe as possible, a change in ...

Northern Arapaho leaders, former casino managers accuse law firm of hostile takeover  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Two Northern Arapaho leaders and two former casino managers have accused the tribe's new law firm of orchestrating a hostile takeover of tribal and gaming ...

Editorial board: Wyoming should take a stand against outside influence  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyomingites hate being told what to do by people outside our state. We recoil at the idea of being lectured on our way of life from someone who's never set.

Tribal leaders knew of anti-regulatory lobbying effort, documents and 2 council members say  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Northern Arapaho tribal leaders knew of — and approved — a secretive lobbying effort to kill legislative attempts to regulate gambling in the state, despite claims ...

Regulated gambling in Wyoming? Not this year, lawmakers say  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming lawmakers on Friday nixed a proposed gaming commission despite the fact that more than 400 illegal machines are now operating in the state.

Grasshopper Invasion of Las Vegas May Last Weeks, Experts Say  The New York Times

An unusually wet year is responsible for the biblical-seeming swarm of pallid-winged grasshoppers, according to entomologists.

Dueling Lawsuits Expose Rift In Northern Arapaho Business Council  Wyoming Public Media

It's been a summer of leadership turnover for the Northern Arapaho Tribe. In June, the tribe's Business Council voted 4-2 not to renew the contract of Jim.

Northern Arapaho citizens' vote could authorize recall election of tribe's chairman  Casper Star-Tribune Online

If passed, the resolution would trigger a recall election of the tribe's business council Chairman Lee Spoonhunter.

307 Politics: Rifts emerge in the Republican Party, Gordon maintains popularity, and other news  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Roughly one in every four Republicans in Wyoming comes from either Natrona or Laramie counties.

Northern Arapaho suit against former law firm illustrates tribal leadership divide  Casper Star-Tribune Online

A lawsuit involving the Northern Arapaho Tribe's current and former law firms has become the latest public example of a bitter divide among tribal leadership.

After prodding from leadership, Wyoming lawmakers revive regulated gambling proposal  Casper Star-Tribune Online

THERMOPOLIS — Just three weeks ago, members of the Wyoming Legislature's Joint Committee of Travel, Recreation and Cultural Resources decided it was ...

No Safe Drinking Water On Reservation Leaves Thousands Improvising  Wyoming Public Media

The Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Central Oregon has been without safe drinking water all summer, and some people have no running water at all.

Wyoming tribe funded effort to kill gambling regulations; sides dispute who created the group  Casper Star-Tribune Online

A casino managed by the Northern Arapaho tribe gave thousands of dollars to a highly secretive organization trying to kill regulated gambling in Wyoming, ...

My Grandfather, A Killer  Wyoming Public Media

On rare occasions, Dad and I would get together for lunch. It was 2014, and I had just started a job at NPR. Dad was retired and lived 60 miles away. From.

A mystery group has been pushing to stop gambling regulation in Wyoming  Casper Star-Tribune Online

A mysterious group with dubious ties to Wyoming has been lobbying state lawmakers in an apparent attempt to derail talks about regulating gambling in ...

Tribal leader says casino CEO out; some council members disagree  Casper Star-Tribune Online

RIVERTON — After a 3-3 vote by the Northern Arapaho Business Council, Wind River Hotel and Casino CEO Jim Conrad received a letter from NABC chairman ...

Shoshone Rose Casino and Hotel announces 15-20 layoffs, other changes  Casper Star-Tribune Online

The Shoshone Rose Casino and Hotel in Lander is making a number of changes, including employee layoffs, amid financial problems, Eastern Shoshone ...

Northern Arapaho Tribe names new casino leaders | Wyoming News  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Northern Arapaho tribal officials on Tuesday named two new leaders of its gambling operations, including a citizen of the tribe and someone with years of ...

WyoLotto announces new game in conjunction with state rodeos  Casper Star-Tribune Online

CHEYENNE (WNE) — WyoLotto has announced a new game coming to Wyoming this summer.

Wind River Hotel and Casino fiscal position strong  Casper Star-Tribune Online

RIVERTON — If longtime Wind River Hotel and Casino CEO Jim Conrad does leave at the end of June, one of the biggest decisions his successor will have to ...

Democratic lawmaker named assistant CEO of Wind River Hotel and Casino  Casper Star-Tribune Online

A state lawmaker and Northern Arapaho tribal member has been named the assistant CEO of the Wind River Hotel and Casino as its current leader's contract is ...

Firm pushing for electronic skill games hopes Wyoming AG's office will change opinion about legality  Casper Star-Tribune Online

A law firm representing Wyoming Skills, LLC — a group of vendors who own and operate gaming equipment — plans to meet with newly appointed Attorney ...

At $1.6 Billion, Mega Millions Jackpot Becomes Largest In Lottery History  Wyoming Public Media

Anticipation is growing along with the zeros in the Mega Millions lottery winnings. The prize hit $1.6 billion after no one won the jackpot in a drawing on.

How about a casino in Kelly? | Environmental  Jackson Hole News&Guide

Where the bison and the antelope now play on state land overlooking Kelly Warm Springs, slot machines and poker tables threaten to vie for real estate.

News Briefs for Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019  The Torrington Telegram

Former Basin clerk pleads 'no contest' to embezzlement. GREYBULL (WNE) — A former Basin town clerk/treasurer charged with embezzling funds from the ...

WyoLotto pays out $1.4 million to cities, towns, counties  Casper Star-Tribune Online

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Lottery has shared another $1.4 million of its earnings with local counties, cities and towns across the state.

Wyoming Lottery defends expenses, says it has cut marketing costs by more than half  Casper Star-Tribune Online

The Wyoming Lottery Corporation is defending itself against charges that it is not sending enough money to the state and is spending excessively on expenses ...

Nebraska measure could tip the number of states with casinos  Casper Star-Tribune Online

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska voters may decide next year whether to legalize casino gambling in a ballot measure that could tip the number of states that allow ...

The Future of Sports Betting in Wyoming  KCWY 13 Where News Comes First

A major decision by the U.S. Supreme Court Monday calling a 1992 law unconstitutional and making sports betting legal. States will regulate the change and ...

Wyoming Lottery's expenses come under scrutiny amid funding crunch for local governments  Casper Star-Tribune Online

A jackalope mascot named Yolo reaches out to grab a star. “Just maybe,” the tagline reads. The Wyoming Lottery's yellow and azure-blue color scheme can be ...

Lottery payment to state down, salaries up  WyoFile

The Wyoming Lottery Corporation transferred substantially less revenue back to the state in July than in past quarters. In April the lottery transferred a little more ...

Per capita lottery spending has doubled since 1995  The Washington Post

The Mega Millions jackpot has hit “uncharted territory” with a grand prize of $1.6 billion up for grabs at Tuesday's drawing. There's a simple explanation for this: ...

307 Politics: Barrasso vs. the world, Taiwan moves toward Wyoming visit, and other news  Casper Star-Tribune Online

By its nature, Wyoming often finds its economy at the mercy of acts far beyond its control and thousands of miles away.

Why states like S. Carolina, New Jersey and Iowa ban lottery ticket purchases with credit cards  USA TODAY

The winning Mega Millions ticket was purchased with cash in South Carolina, one of nearly two dozen states that ban credit card purchases of tickets.

Photos: Wyoming Capitol building reopens in Cheyenne | 307 Politics  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming State Capitol building reopens to a crowd of hundreds Wednesday July 10 in Cheyenne.

$2 milion lottery prize purchased in Mills has yet to be claimed  Casper Star-Tribune Online

WyoLotto officials are still searching for the recent winner of a $2 million lottery prize bought from a Mills gas station.

Jane Goodall Joins Wyoming Protestors in Buying Up Grizzly Hunt Tickets  National Geographic

Jane Goodall is a global icon, perhaps the most admired living environmentalist and legendary for her research with chimpanzees. Cynthia Moss is famous for ...

Nevada is tops in gambling spending, but what's the lottery, casino tab in other states?  USA TODAY

Gambling is becoming legal in more states and in different ways as of late. With online betting and the rising popularity of fantasy sports and sports betting, there ...

FBI Denver Division Honors Wyoming Community Leader Ms. Rory Tendore with 2018 FBI Director's Community Leadership Award  Federal Bureau of Investigation

Ms. Rory Tendore of Fort Washakie, Wyoming, was selected as the FBI Denver Division's 2018 recipient for the Director's Community Leadership Award (DCLA).

Lightning strikes twice: Dad wins 6 figures in lottery for the second time in 18 months  USA TODAY

Peter Alley of Bar Harbor, Maine won a $500000 prize from a scratch-off ticket he bought for $20 last month.

Get ready for some barbecue | Local News  Daily Rocket Miner

FARSON — A new smokehouse is coming to Sweetwater County. Sweet Water Smoke is scheduled to open May 4 at 5 Basco Ave. in Farson “as long as ...

Casino Night Scheduled for UW Students | News  University of Wyoming News

UW students try their luck during a past Casino Night event at the Wyoming Union. This year's event is Saturday, Sept. 2, at 9 p.m. in the upper level of the ...

What legal online sports betting in Tennessee means for college and pro teams  Knoxville News Sentinel

Titans kicker Ryan Succop sized up one effect of legal online sports betting in Tennessee: “We'll probably have more people watching games,” he said.

Five storylines to follow at Mountain West Media Days  Casper Star-Tribune Online

LARAMIE — Players, coaches and media members will convene at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson, Nevada, this week for Mountain West Media ...

Wyoming Gives 22 Winners The Chance To Hunt Grizzlies — Or Not  NPR

A whopping 7000 people vied for the chance to hunt Wyoming grizzly bears for the first time in 44 years. Many entrants in the permit lottery said if they won, they ...

Wyoming's heavy reliance on federal funds, lack of local revenues could cause problems under Trump budget  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming is bound to its citizens to produce a balanced budget every year.

Barron: Wyoming 'free range' state on gaming control  Casper Star-Tribune Online

CHEYENNE — “When it comes to gaming, Wyoming is not the most progressive state.”

Wyoming lawmakers move to limit corporate money's influence on state elections  Casper Star-Tribune Online

State lawmakers and the Wyoming Secretary of State's office are working on legislation to limit the influence of corporate money on state-level elections in ...

2020 Wyoming target: Daveon Hunter | Football  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming football offered a scholarship to Daveon Hunter, a 5-foot-10, 200-pound running back from Aurora, Colorado, on June 21.

Government Shutdown Strikes Home On Wind River Reservation  Wyoming Public Media

When the government shuts down, it can't carry through on its historic commitments to Native American tribes. The Wind River Reservation's tribes signed.

Oil, online shopping drive economic growth in Wyoming, but personal income trails  Casper Star-Tribune Online

A strong first quarter for Wyoming's mining industry helped drive a rate of personal income growth of just over 2 percent over the last quarter of 2018.

Wyoming's Jerayah Davis is named outstanding performer at MW Championships  Casper Star-Tribune Online

University of Wyoming senior Jerayah Davis put the finishing touches on an impressive weekend at the Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships on ...

Will Sports Betting Transform How Games Are Watched, and Even Played?  The New York Times

After decades of resistance to sports gambling, team owners and state officials are laying the groundwork for it — with potentially huge implications.

Funds Help Northern Arapaho Move Forward On Two Major Projects  Wyoming Public Media

The nonprofit MoFi helps leverage new market tax credits to fund rural community projects in low-income areas around the Rocky Mountain region, and now.

26. Wyoming  CNBC

Quality of life is a dream here. But business might be better if the state could rein in some more capital.

Wyoming Legislature could give several failed topics a second try in 2020  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming lawmakers will have only 20 days to work when they convene next year, but they could take up a number of daunting topics that they failed to resolve ...

The best and worst states for winning the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot  Washington Post

This post has been updated with the new jackpot amount. The Powerball jackpot keeps growing, and so does the cut that would go to Uncle Sam if there is a ...

Judge orders two men to repay $100000 for Wyoming credit card skimming  Casper Star-Tribune Online

A federal judge on Monday ordered two men to repay $100000 and serve 20 months each in prison for operating an ATM fraud conspiracy in Wyoming.

Taxes From A To Z 2019: J Is For Jackpot  Forbes

It's my annual Taxes from A to Z series! This time, it's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) style. If you're wondering whether you can claim home office expenses or ...

As Virginia gears up for gambling debate, thousands of slot-like games have already slipped in the back door  Virginia Mercury

They look like slot machines. Symbols spin around the screen like slot machines. And when everything lines up just right, they pay out $1,000-plus jackpots like ...

How to Save (or Not) a Grizzly Bear from Hunters  Outside

When it comes to protecting the grizzlies, how effective are protests like singing up for a hunting tag with no intention of using it?

University of Wyoming wins awards for ad campaign that drew criticism from school's staff  Casper Star-Tribune Online

The University of Wyoming's “The World Needs More Cowboys” campaign unveiled last summer won national awards, despite criticism from some school staff ...

Casper parade celebrates 'Women in Wyoming' as families celebrate traditions  Casper Star-Tribune Online

A group of women motorcyclists rumbled down Second Street in Casper Tuesday during the Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo Parade.

New state office pushes to beef up Wyoming's outdoor recreation economy and reputation  Casper Star-Tribune Online

An outdoor business owner from back East called Dave Glenn recently, explaining his hopes to relocate here.

Grand Teton proposes killing or relocating mountain goats to save bighorn sheep  Casper Star-Tribune Online

In the next five years, Grand Teton National Park biologists may kill or remove more than 100 nonnative mountain goats that are quickly expanding and ...

New Shoshone casino hopes to boost reservation economy  Casper Star-Tribune Online

WIND RIVER RESERVATION — Zombie faces stare at visitors from machines studded with flashing lights and glowing panels at a newly renovated casino on ...

Wyoming women's team brings momentum to CNFR | Pokes Authority  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Needing a solid showing at the season-ending Laramie River Rendezvous back in April, the University of Wyoming women's rodeo team delivered.

DOJ stats: Wyoming prison population grew again | Cops & Courts  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming's prison population was the third-fastest growing in the country at the end of 2017, according to a government report released last week.

2019 NBA Draft | Prospect Profile | Justin James  NBA.com

Justin James is a productive mid-major player who grew into one of the most versatile players in college basketball over his four-year career at Wyoming.

Wyoming gets in work, keeps it simple in 83-play scrimmage  Casper Star-Tribune Online

There wasn't anything elaborate about Wyoming's first full-scale scrimmage Saturday. That's par for the course in the spring, particularly when the entire ...

Gambling - Ranking every US state by its current position in legalizing sports betting  ESPN

The Supreme Court ruled in New Jersey, opening the doors for states to introduce legislation for legalized sports betting. Ryan Rodenberg checks in on where ...

Rock Springs church to hold statewide LGBTQ pride service  Casper Star-Tribune Online

A Rock Springs church is holding what it calls Wyoming's first statewide LGBTQ pride worship *service* Sunday.

Shoshone Business Council nominates tribal liaison | Wyoming News  Casper Star-Tribune Online

RIVERTON — The Eastern Shoshone Business Council has nominated a liaison to Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon's office: Lee D. Tendore.

Moose road kill toll on rise in western Wyoming  Casper Star-Tribune Online

JACKSON (AP) — Cars and trucks are killing a lot of moose near an intersection in western Wyoming.

Case Selected as Director of Manufacturing Works | News  University of Wyoming News

A Cheyenne-based businessman with diverse experience in sales, management, business analysis and negotiation has been chosen to lead a Wyoming ...

Wyoming Lottery First Day Sales Strong  Wyoming Public Media

The first Powerball and MegaMillions tickets were sold in the state Sunday. The Wyoming Lottery Corporation – or WyoLotto - reported nearly $200,000 in sales ...

Wyoming Supreme Court will hear 'stand your ground' case  Casper Star-Tribune Online

The Wyoming Supreme Court has agreed to review prosecutors' appeal in a murder case that a Natrona County judge dismissed on the basis of a new ...

Wyoming mineral and landowners say changes to drilling permit rule not enough  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming's oil and gas sector is still digesting *fresh* changes to the state's drilling regulations. But for Mark Watson, the proposed rule change was a long time ...

Wyoming State Science Olympiad teaches skills in science, problem solving  Casper Star-Tribune Online

A trio of eighth graders from Burns, Wyoming ran a fishing line from a wall above their heads to the bottom of a chair leg Saturday in a Casper College.

Cody Labs expected to sell soon | Wyoming News  Casper Star-Tribune Online

POWELL — Cody Laboratories is expected to sell to a new owner by July.

Bill aims to extend Wyoming's Hathaway Scholarship to tech ed students  Casper Star-Tribune Online

CHEYENNE — Wyoming doesn't have enough skilled workers.

Nine-man football is returning to Wyoming | Football  Casper Star-Tribune Online

The landscape for high school football in Wyoming changed Tuesday with the official introduction of nine-man football.

Powerball Winner Collects Prize, Could Still Lose Anonymity  Wyoming Public Media

The New Hampshire woman who wanted to keep her identity private but still claim her Powerball prize of nearly $560 million did retrieve her winnings.

Location matters (tax-wise) when you buy those Powerball tickets  CNBC

Before you buy a Powerball ticket on a whim, consider this: Where you bought it makes a big difference if you win that jackpot.

Wyoming wind isn't the best in the West -- not if you do the math  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming wind is relentless, and anyone who lives in the state knows that the perpetual irritant that makes sagebrush shiver and wind socks live horizontal is ...

Wyoming considers wider area for antler-collection rules  Casper Star-Tribune Online

CHEYENNE (AP) — People who collect antlers and horns shed by big-game animals could have to comply with new rules under a measure close to passing the ...

Bigs Tyler Morman, Javier Turner round out Wyoming hoops' signing class  Casper Star-Tribune Online

LARAMIE — Wyoming's men's basketball program officially put the finishing touches on its 2019 recruiting class Thursday.

Casper could see up to 10 inches of snow Wednesday, National Weather Service warns  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Up to 10 inches of snow could hit Casper today, with Casper Mountain seeing as many as 24 inches, according to a winter storm warning issued Tuesday ...

Petition targets 'coyote whacking' in Wyoming | Open Spaces  Casper Star-Tribune Online

PINEDALE (WNE) — Almost 77000 people have signed online petitions at Care2.org with another 308000 at change.org against the legality of “coyote ...

Wyoming, Colorado crews will help fight Canadian wildfires  Casper Star-Tribune Online

DENVER (AP) — Firefighters from Colorado and Wyoming will help battle wildfires burning in Canada.

Effort to prevent Wyoming beaver trapping backfires | Wyoming News  Casper Star-Tribune Online

JACKSON — Lisa Robertson says she was just curious what would happen two years ago when she put in applications to become the sole person permitted to ...

Cole Reiner making name for himself that transcends hometown of Kaycee  Casper Star-Tribune Online

A familiar refrain preludes nearly every Cole Reiner ride regardless of where in North America the chute that encloses him on that particular night is located.

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon vetoes bill to sue Washington state over coal  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Gov. Mark Gordon has blocked Wyoming lawmakers from hiring a private attorney to sue Washington state and its Gov. Jay Inslee over a coal port terminal.

Police find person shot inside Casper home after responding to a security alarm  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Officers found a person shot in a central Casper home early Tuesday morning, police said in a statement.

Bill Dean Farleigh | Obituaries  Casper Star-Tribune Online

CASPER—Bill Dean Farleigh passed away on July 6, 2019, at Central Wyoming Hospice after a long illness. He was 86 years old. Bill was born on August 15, ...

Northern Arapaho Candidate Overturns House Seat  Wyoming Public Media

Fremont County Representative Jim Allen lost against Northern Arapaho member Andrea Clifford by 60 votes. Clifford said she worked dawn to dusk to meet.

New Mexico's rally ends Wyoming's season in MW men's basketball tournament  Casper Star-Tribune Online

LAS VEGAS — Four days earlier, it was Carlton Bragg. On Wednesday, it was Vance Jackson.

University of Wyoming seeks $50 million from state for athletics facilities  Casper Star-Tribune Online

LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will ask the state to provide $49.6 million for a renovation of War Memorial Stadium's west side stands ...

Is That A Horse Race Or A Slot Machine? Depends On Who You Ask  Wyoming Public Media

Historical horse racing machines will remain shut down in Wyoming for at least weeks, and more likely a few months. Since the machines were legalized in.

Wyoming works to expand broadband | Business  Casper Star-Tribune Online

CHEYENNE — Wyoming's efforts to expand broadband internet access across the state go beyond making sure people can binge watch their favorite TV show ...


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