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Protest decision document from Interior Department
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BLM Oil And Gas Lease Sale Begins; 150% More Parcels Available

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has put oil and gas leases up for sale in the state. Compared to this time last year, the agency is seeing a 150 percent increase in the number of parcels available. Part of the reason is that a policy change has made it easier to lease more public land with less public comment or notice. Ten environmental groups protested the 348-parcel lease sale and called it unlawful. They pointed to the lack of research conducted on each site, especially about wildlife...

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Wyoming Public Media 2018 Photo Contest Winners

We were lucky to receive so many beautiful entries from all over Wyoming. The winners were chosen by listeners who voted for their favorite in each category.

University of Wyoming

The 2018-2019 Symphony Orchestra season at the University of Wyoming is shaping up to be a magical one. Literally. This season will have pieces inspired by famous magical stories such as “A Midsummer Night's Dream” and “The Nutcracker”.

Wyoming Geological Survey

A rare mammal fossil found near Kemmerer will be displayed publicly for the first time since it was found in 2016.

Protest decision document from Interior Department
Department of the Interior

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has put oil and gas leases up for sale in the state. Compared to this time last year, the agency is seeing a 150 percent increase in the number of parcels available.

The Mountain West is a pretty conservative place. So when Democrats win here… it’s big news. And now two Democratic governors from the region are mulling a run for president.

Colorado’s John Hickenlooper and Montana’s Steve Bullock are both moderate progressives, both won in fairly conservative places, and both are kind of wonky.

“They’re not that person who can command a crowd,” Lee Banville, a political journalism professor at the University of Montana, says.

Sybille Research and Visitor Center

A U.S. district court has decided to end a long-term permit for an elk feeding ground in the Bridger Teton National Forest in northwest Wyoming, saying the agency did not do enough to analyze the risk of chronic wasting disease to animals there.

Parker, Tom, Photographer (NARA record: 4682167) - U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Public Domain

Earlier this year, the Trump Administration put its zero-tolerance policy into place at the border, leading to the separation of immigrant parents and children. Now some people are looking back at history to try to understand how this policy truly affects those involved. 

The Modern West 38: Grizzly

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Context and controversy surrounding the delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly bear and this fall's proposed hunt.

Archives On The Air 65: Flowers Of Japan—Dorothy Eidlitz Papers

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Dorothy Eidlitz was an accomplished woman. She graduated from Vassar in 1915 and did graduate work at Pennsylvania and Columbia.

There will soon be a Wyoming Pacific Asia office based in Taiwan. The Wyoming Business Council (WBC) has entered into a 22-month contract with a Taiwanese representative to help create business relationships between the state and country.

United States Department of the Interior

The Interior Department has released its final plan to rollback a rule limiting methane emissions from oil and gas producers. This follows the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) move last week to weaken its own methane protections.

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