Preserving Quality Public Education

By Ronn Smith, Wyoming Rising, September 30, 2021 On September 18th of this year, protesters gathered in Cody to express their outrage at COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Among them were State Representatives Dan Laursen and Rachael Rodriguez-Williams, and State Senator Tim French. Ostensibly the protest was about personal freedom and the rejection of government controls, not the merits of getting vaccinated. If so, then why not…

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The public is invited to the 11th annual Return to Foretop’s Father July 23-24, 2021 Foretop’s Father, the Crow name for Heart Mountain, is the setting for the 11th annual gathering. This year celebrates the life of Grant Bulltail, Crow elder, pipe lighter, and recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts Division of Folk and Traditional Arts award. Grant Bulltail performed the ceremony at…

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The 2021 Legislative Session adjourns on Tuesday April 7. Here are some of the bills we’ve been watching. Wyoming Senate killed Medicaid expansion, again. Facing enormous political pressure, and failing to agree on verifiable facts, the Wyoming Legislature declined to close the Medicaid gap in Wyoming, which advocates have pushed for years. Read the article on Wyo File: https://www.wyofile.com/how-the-wyoming-senate-killed-medicaid-expansion-again/ Bill to reduce Dem participation on…

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Join the Equality State Policy Center this Thursday for the People’s Review: LIVE!  The discussion will feature panelists: Andi Clifford, Marguerite Herman, Cynthia Richie Terrell, and Amber McReynolds. When Women Vote: Women’s Suffrage, Voter Access & Women’s Representation On the third Thursday of every month, the People’s Review: LIVE! will offer vital information to ensure transparent government, fair elections, and thriving communities. How does it work? The…

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Heart Mountain Interpretive Center is closed to the public until April 17. In the meantime, Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation staff has begun a weekly schedule of new online content! This digital programming schedule will continue through the duration of the Interpretive Center’s closure. Week 1: Daily Life at Heart Mountain Digital snapshots will be sent out every week while the Interpretive Center is closed to…

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There is an upside to the COVID-19 quarantine. Feeling bored? Your libraries are offering curbside service, plus there are great online resources you can try. Libraries in Cody, Powell, and Meeteetse are for the time being offering curbside pickup. Library patrons can search the online catalog and place holds or call their local library for assistance. They do need to call to arrange for pickup…

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