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Grizzly-Hunter Conflicts Raise Questions Over Bear's Management

This time of year, is hunting season in Wyoming, and the state is known for its prime elk hunting. But after a series of conflicts with grizzly bears, outfitters and guides say there needs to be better grizzly management in the state.

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One of Wyoming’s largest coal companies cut health care benefits for its retired workers. In its third quarter report released October 25, Cloud Peak Energy said the move will provide it with $19.4 million in net income. It was announced to employees in August. The report also recounted an approximately 15 percent reduction in coal shipments compared to Q3 last year. Coal has been costlier to remove from the ground due to additional overburden from digging deeper.

Wyoming Department of Education

The transition from the No Child Left Behind Act to the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) has been a multi-year affair, and Wyoming is nearing the completion of the process.

Archives On The Air 84: The Secret Of Happiness—The Virginia Scully Papers

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Virginia Scully was a journalist and nonfiction writer until the 1970s. Her papers contain an unpublished poem called “The Secret of Happiness.” 

Archives On The Air 83: Adrian Scott—Secret Screenwriter—Miscellaneous Collections

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The Red Scare of the 1940s and 50s hit Hollywood hard.

The United States has a grim history when it comes to our indigenous people, from the multiple massacres of native men, women and children to Indian boarding schools where native children were taken from their families and in many cases physically and sexually abused. For the most part, this history isn’t taught in our public schools; neither is indigenous culture. But that’s changing, and the Mountain West is on board.

At least two states in the Mountain West have opened ski resorts early due to healthy dumps of snow. Many more are scheduled to open next week. This could be a good sign for our region’s economy this winter.

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On Saturday afternoon a vigil for Robbie Ramirez was held at the Laramie Skatepark. The 39-year-old Laramie resident was shot and killed a week ago by Albany County Sheriff's Deputy Derek Colling following a traffic stop.

Archives On The Air 82: Oatmeal And The Spanish-American War—The Richard H. Wilson Papers

Nov 12, 2018

Captain Richard H. Wilson was an American soldier during the Spanish-American war. He wrote a one-hundred-page manuscript about his experiences in Cuba.

Archives On The Air 81: Saratoga Is A Tourist Town—The Garrett Price Papers

Nov 12, 2018

Garrett Price was a cartoonist for the New Yorker and other publications in the early 20th century. He grew up in Saratoga, Wyoming. Price attended University of Wyoming from 1912-1914.

Two Mountain West states are part of a dozen across the country that allow people to select non-binary gender on legal documents.

Colorado residents, who do not identify as male or female, will be able to choose "X" as their gender on driver's licenses starting on Nov. 30.

"It's really important that Colorado is now allowing another opportunity for male, female and non-binary -- people who identify as neither male or female -- to also have an identity document who matches who they are," said Daniel Ramos, executive director of One Colorado, an LGBTQ advocacy organization.

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