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Police seize 1,342 fentanyl pills BUFFALO (WNE) — Johnson County law enforcement seized more than a thousand fentanyl pills and a handful of other drugs after a report of a suspicious vehicle in the Kum & Go parking lot in early January. “We pull...

 
 By Carrie Haderlie    News    February 9, 2023 

Wyoming saw population influx from Colorado during pandemic, data shows

CHEYENNE — Data from the early pandemic years shows that more people migrated into Wyoming than left the state, and most came to the Equality State from Colorado. An influx of people from the Front Range means potential new businesses and...

 

Bill would make treatment courts part of judicial branch

GILLETTE — A bill that is making its way through the state Legislature would transfer treatment courts from the Wyoming Department of Health to the judicial branch. Senate File 23, sponsored by the Joint Judiciary Interim Committee, passed its...

 

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Sheriff deputy shooting case moves to county attorney  CODY (WNE) — The investigation into the Park County deputy who shot and killed a male suspect in Powell during a traffic stop last year has been forwarded to the county attorney, said Charla...

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    January 26, 2023

Long-term funding for suicide prevention lifeline removed

CHEYENNE — The 988 suicide lifeline bill was stripped on Friday of its $40 million appropriation to create a long-term trust fund, as well as the $6 million for a trust fund reserve account. The change was adopted in an amendment brought forward by...

 
 By Madelyn Beck    News    January 26, 2023

Fentanyl problem still growing in Wyoming

The flow of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids into Wyoming continues to swell, according to data presented to state lawmakers last week.  From 2017 to 2021, Wyoming lost 410 people to drug overdoses with a growing share of deaths due to...

 

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AARP COVID dashboard shows improvement In Wyoming’s nursing homes SHERIDAN (WNE) —The latest edition of the AARP COVID-19 dashboard showed substantial improvement in staff and resident cases of COVID-19 inside the state’s nursing homes over...

 

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Two arrested after police find 121 fentanyl pills in car GILLETTE (WNE) — A man and a woman were arrested on numerous drug possession charges Friday evening after police officers found meth and 121 fentanyl pills in a car.  Police received a...

 

Lummis vote spurs censure talk; two GOP lawmakers push attempt following vote on gay marriage

CASPER — Following Sen. Cynthia Lummis’ unexpected vote to enshrine federal recognition of same-sex marriage, some in Wyoming’s Republican Party want to try to censure her.  Casper Republican Rep.-elect Jeanette Ward made a motion at the...

 

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Man who burglarized Old Trail Town is sentenced  CODY (WNE) — The man charged with burglarizing five buildings at Old Trail Town in August of 2021 pleaded guilty Nov. 28 to aggravated burglary, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and poss...

 

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Copelands’ bankruptcy stalls civil lawsuits PINEDALE (WNE) —Listing a mountain of debts to investors, customers, medical facilities – and collection agencies – Shane and Ramsey Copeland of Marbleton, past owners of Triple Peak Landscaping, LL...

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    December 29, 2022

Cheyenne legislator hopes to better support military-connected students

CHEYENNE — Rep. Landon Brown has filed a bill for the Wyoming Legislature’s upcoming general session that would set the foundation for the Purple Star School program in the state’s K-12 schools.  The Cheyenne Republican lawmaker wants to...

 

Snowmobiles give an intimate view to Yellowstone's winter beauty

POWELL - Having previously toured Yellowstone National Park in summer numerous times, Will Schnorr was excited to schedule a business trip to the region last week.  All he had to do was add a couple...

 

Future of Campbell County library board members up in the air after call for removal

GILLETTE — The future of two library board members is up in the air after Commissioner Rusty Bell revealed their membership in the Wyoming MassResistance private Facebook group and called for their removal from the board. Commission Chairman Del...

 

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WyDOT cautions drivers about winter conditions SHERIDAN (WNE) — The Sheridan Police Department reported 38 motor vehicle accidents on city streets, not including hit and run accidents, between Dec. 1 and Dec. 15. Data for Dec. 8 was not available,...

 

Salazar seeks clarity for Food Freedom Act

RIVERTON — Sen. Tim Salazar, R-Riverton, is authoring a bill to clarify language in the state’s Food Freedom Act after Department of Ag inspectors balked at the sale of raw milk on Riverton’s Main Street.  “This is an issue also of just smal... Full story

 

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Committeewoman cited over errant shots fired during hunt  POWELL (WNE) — Nina Webber, the Wyoming Republican National Committeewoman and a two-time candidate for House District 24, has been charged with reckless endangerment stemming from a... Full story

 

Wyoming lawmaker pay boost falters

CASPER – The Legislature’s Management Council advanced a bill Thursday that would allow lawmakers and their dependents to enroll in the state employees’ group health insurance plan.  The council also moved along a bill to create an...

 

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Campbell County hospitalizations for RSV on the rise  GILLETTE (WNE) — Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV, cases at Campbell County Health rose in the last two months, keeping with recent trends seen throughout the United States. Typically, the v...

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    December 1, 2022

Women gain seats in Wyoming Legislature

CHEYENNE – Wyoming continues to make advances in female political representation, adding four more women to the Legislature this election cycle. Twenty out of 93 legislators who will serve constituents in the upcoming general session will be...

 

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Gillette man charged with first-degree arson GILLETTE (WNE) — A man accused of setting his trailer on fire and covering himself in bleach has been charged in circuit court with first-degree arson. Andrew L. Boyer, 34, was charged Sept. 8 and his pr...

 

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Grants awarded to support social and emotional learning in Wyoming CHEYENNE (WNE) — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming Caring Foundation announced this week it awarded nearly $25,000 in grants to schools across Wyoming to support social and...

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    November 24, 2022

Gov. Gordon prioritizes savings in budget proposal

CHEYENNE — Gov. Mark Gordon’s recommendation for the 2023- 24 supplemental budget matches his previous call for fiscal conservatism in the wake of a higher-than-expected state revenue forecast. While there is close to $1 billion available in the...

 

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Gillette man arrested after stealing grandfather’s truck and guns and kicking deputy GILLETTE (WNE) — An 18-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning on a number of felony charges, including aggravated burglary, theft and interference. A 39-year-o...

 

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BLM Wyoming Rawlins office announces two wildlife habitat enhancement projects RAWLINS (WNE) —The Bureau of Land Management Rawlins Field Office is preparing for two collaborative project installations in Carbon County.  Rawlins Field Office...

 

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