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Win 4 Weekend Passes for 2022 Beartrap Summer Festival

The Beartrap Summer Festival, presented by Platte Hemp Company, marks 25+ years of music on Casper Mountain this summer with everything that’s kept crowds growing for a quarter-century: sunshine, mountain air, vendors, food and drink … and a great roster of musicians for this milestone celebration, August 6 and 7 in Beartrap Meadow on Casper Mountain.
CASPER, WY
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What The Court Decision On Abortion Means For Wyoming

Let's clarify a few words and terms first so we have a clear understanding of what the Supreme Court decision on abortion is really all about, and what it means for Wyoming. Abortion is NOT illegal in America. It just depends on which state you live in. This decision wasn’t a Pro-Life Victory or a pro-choice defeat. It reaffirmed Federalism as it was written into our constitution.

The Colorado Avalanche Win The Stanley Cup For Third Time

Congratulations to the Colorado Avalanche, who defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in game six of the Stanley Cup finals, to become Stanley Cup Champions for the 3rd time. I remember the Avs' first season in Denver... I was 11, but I remember. That Stanley Cup run, in their inaugural season in Denver, was so, so special. Joe Sakic and company brought the first Major League Championship to Colorado. It was right then and there, that Denver was officially a "hockey town." The Avalanche would prove their greatness again in 2001 when they won their second Stanley Cup Championship and brought "Lord Stanley" back home to Colorado. Since then, it's been a rough road, including three seasons where we placed dead last in the NHL. The last time that happened way 5 years ago... I guess you could say Avalance General Manager and Head Coach Jared Bednar turned things around, yeah?
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SD gov: Bar Abortion Pills, But Don’t Punish Women for Them

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Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

In a landmark decision on Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court is overturning Roe v. Wade, the decades-old ruling which legalized abortion nationwide. The decision came while the high court was considering a case out of Mississippi where the state attempted to ban abortion after 15 weeks. Conservative Justice Samuel Alito...
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This Blows: Wind Turbine Snaps In Half In Colorado

Well this is something you don't see everyday and I'll be honest with you, I've never seen anything like this before in my life and thankfully, nobody was injured or killed. According to 9 News, the incident occurred up in Logan County, up in the Northeastern part of the state on a wind farm that's only been up and running for about six months.
LOGAN COUNTY, CO

Setting gridlock aside, Congress set to OK gun violence bill

Congress is on the verge of approving a $13 billion bipartisan gun violence bill that seemed unimaginable a month ago. House approval is expected Friday on legislation that would be lawmakers’ most sweeping answer in decades to mass shootings that have come to shock yet not surprise Americans. The Senate approved the measure Thursday, with 15 Republicans joining Democrats in backing passage. The election year vote comes just weeks after a gunman massacred 19 elementary school students and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, and a white man motivated by racism allegedly killed 10 Black grocery shoppers in Buffalo, New York. Lawmakers say the public outcry for action could not be ignored.
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Hearing: Trump Told Justice Dept. to Call Election ‘Corrupt’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former top Justice Department officials have testified to the Jan. 6 committee that President Donald Trump hounded the department to pursue his false election fraud claims. They say he contacted the agency’s leader “virtually every day” and strove in vain to enlist the government’s top law...
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