WCCA cadets and helicopter

Cadets and a helicopter at the Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy, as shared in a photo on the WCCA

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. Used with permission of the Wyoming Military Department.

CHEYENNE — State lawmakers have been tasked with studying how to reopen the Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy during the interim after the institution closed its doors in September due to sustained staff vacancies and safety concerns.

The Wyoming Military Department made it clear Thursday to the Joint Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee that it will be an uphill battle.

Jasmine Hall is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s state government reporter. She can be reached by email at jhall@wyomingnews.com or by phone at 307-633-3167. Follow her on Twitter @jasminerhphotos and on Instagram @jhrose25.

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