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 By Kristen Czaban    News    May 12, 2022 

GOP expels most Laramie County delegates from convention

SHERIDAN — Laramie County lost the bulk of its representation at the Wyoming Republican Party state convention Saturday morning. After nearly two hours of procedural maneuvering and debate, the body voted not to seat all 37 delegates from the state...

 
 News    May 12, 2022 

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Girl taken from Alaska found in Gillette CHEYENNE (WNE) — U.S. marshals and Gillette Police Department officers on Friday afternoon found a child kidnapped from Alaska earlier this spring.  The recovery followed the arrest of the noncustodial...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    May 5, 2022

PRB coal demand and production continues

GILLETTE (WNE) — The coal production from Peabody Energy Corp. and Arch Resources Inc. through the first three months of 2022 aligned with the strong projections each company had for their Powder River Basin mines headed into the year, despite...

 
 By Victoria Eavis    News    May 5, 2022

Fairness complaint filed with GOP

CASPER — A complaint filed Friday with the Wyoming GOP claims four county-level Republican parties violated bylaws, raising further questions about whether state party leaders have been selectively enforcing rules at the expense of traditional cons...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

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Man sentenced to 70 days in vehicular homicide SHERIDAN (WNE) — Sheridan County Circuit Court Judge Shelley Cundiff sentenced Todd A. Kohler to 70 days in jail, one year of supervised probation and 230 hours of community service education on...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    April 28, 2022

Search continues for missing Gillette woman

GILLETTE — Just about every day at about 5 p.m., Kennedy Wainaina waits on a phone call. Ever since his sister, Irene Wairimu Gakwa, went missing from Gillette in February or March, he has stayed in close contact with the Gillette police...

 

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Man sentenced to 74-100 years on 58 child porn charges GREEN RIVER (WNE) — A 49-year-old Wamsutter resident will be spending the rest of his life in prison following a sentencing hearing where he pled guilty to 58 criminal charges. Russell Jay...

 
 By Hannah Black    News    April 28, 2022

Parents, students criticize Laramie County School District #2 over blackmail case

CHEYENNE — Parents who say their daughters were victims in a blackmail case involving a Burns High School student say the school district has been slow to respond to the incident, keeping the student in classes and in extracurricular activities...

 
 By Mary Steurer    News    April 21, 2022

Legislature set to review affordable housing shortage

CASPER — In Jackson, workers camp out in cars and tents.  In Cheyenne, hundreds commute from neighboring towns. Meanwhile, Laramie is struggling to attract new businesses, Wyoming Public Media reported last year.  All because of an affordable...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    April 21, 2022

Officers cleared in Gillette shooting

GILLETTE — The officers involved in the shooting that killed a Gillette man this January have been named and cleared of criminal charges. Park County Attorney Bryan A. Skoric found Gillette Police Department officer Patrick Totzke and Lt. Jason...

 

Cold wind

Tom Proulx pushes his bicycle north on Bent Street in Powell Tuesday morning after finding the wind too much to handle and the roads too slick on his way home from work at the Lamplighter Inn and...

 

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Family members sentenced for theft from contractor CHEYENNE (WNE) — Four members of a family were sentenced Wednesday afternoon in Laramie County District Court after they were accused of working together to steal from a local contractor. David...

 

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Man pleads not guilty to exposure allegations GILLETTE (WNE) — A 40-year-old Gillette man has pleaded not guilty to five criminal counts against him alleging that he exposed himself to several people in Walmart and performed a sex act near a...

 

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Deputy shot, suspect killed after robbery at LCCC CHEYENNE (WNE) — A sheriff’s deputy is in the hospital and a suspect has been killed following a call to the authorities about an alleged robbery of a student at Laramie County Community College,...

 
 By Victoria Eavis    News    April 7, 2022

Despite threats, lawmaker will run

CASPER — Rep. Landon Brown had two press releases on his computer: one that announced he was bowing out of the Wyoming Legislature and one that said he was running for reelection. He sent the latter one Friday, but only after weeks of mulling over...

 
 By Jonathan Make    News    March 31, 2022

Gordon vetoes crypto bills, doesn't sign redistricting plan

CHEYENNE —In perhaps Gov. Mark Gordon’s final action regarding bills that passed the state Legislature during its recently completed budget session, he vetoed some legislation Friday and allowed others to become law without his signature.  One s...

 

Kimmell family shares anger over change in killer's sentence

CASPER — Nearly two decades after being sentenced to death, Dale Wayne Eaton was ordered Friday to spend the rest of his life in prison without the chance of parole or commutation.  Eaton was convicted of the kidnapping, rape and murder of Lisa...

 

Chicken curling

David Mulberry, of the Three Old Guys and a Sasquatch team, curls a chicken during the 8th annual Chicken Curling Tournament on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at the Cheyenne Ice and Events Center. Over...

 

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WYDOT announces strategy for National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure funding LYMAN (WNE) — Wyoming will soon receive National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) formula funds to use to facilitate electric vehicle infrastructure development,...

 
 By Ellen Gerst    News    March 31, 2022

State's population ticks up

CASPER — Wyoming’s population is growing faster than the country’s. The state’s population grew by 1,536 people between July of 2020 and 2021, according to data from the census bureau. That’s an increase of 0.3%, above the nationwide...

 
 By Seth Taylor    News    March 24, 2022

Land values rising rapidly

BUFFALO — Agricultural land values are rising in Johnson County and across the country, handing local landowners both opportunities and challenges. “Some of this stuff, we would not have guessed it would have sold at as high a price as it...

 

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South Dakota man killed in avalanche SARATOGA (WNE) — A 58-year-old South Dakota man is dead following an avalanche in the Encampment River Wilderness on March 12. At approximately 1:02 p.m., the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) received a...

 

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Rawlins boil advisory extended into this week LARAMIE (WNE) — A city of Rawlins advisory to boil water has been extended and is likely to continue through Wednesday.  Residents in Rawlins and Sinclair started to conserve and boil their water as...

 

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Bus driver arrested for DUI while driving kids CHEYENNE (WNE) — A bus driver for Laramie County School District 1 was arrested Wednesday evening – with high school kids aboard – for allegedly driving under the influence during a field trip,...

 

Medicaid expansion bill not introduced; issue not dead

CHEYENNE —Lawmakers in the House failed to introduce a bill on the floor by Friday’s deadline that would have expanded Medicaid coverage for Wyoming residents. But that doesn’t mean the issue is dead for this session. House Bill 20, “Medical...

 

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