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Campbell County finally succeeds in getting federal grant for industrial park GILLETTE (WNE) — If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. And again. And again. After numerous failed attempts at getting funding for an industrial park,...

 

Campbell County clerk files complaint regarding PAC

GILLETTE — The top elections official in Campbell County has filed a complaint with the state and federal governments regarding a local political action committee. Campbell County Clerk Susan Saunders filed a complaint with the Wyoming Secretary...

 
 By Kate Ready    News    September 22, 2022 

Scammers proliferate, masquerading as officers

JACKSON — The Teton County Sheriff’s Office has seen a rash of calls this week regarding scammers posing as local law enforcement officers to extort money or personal information. “There’s been a wave of phone scams this week where the...

 

UW shifts tuition model, hikes prices

LARAMIE — The way University of Wyoming students and administrators approach tuition will change next year. The UW Board of Trustees gave the green light for two recommendations from administrators Thursday: increase tuition by 4% and transition to...

 

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Hageman declines to debate GreyBull CHEYENNE (WNE) —Republican U.S. House of Representatives primary winner Harriet Hageman has declined an invitation to debate Democratic contender Lynnette GreyBull next month.  WyomingPBS confirmed Monday that...

 

Throwing a shoe: 42 compete in state horseshoe championship in Gillette

GILLETTE - The sounds of metal against metal rang out Saturday morning, with two-and-a-half pound horseshoes clanking against stakes in the dirt after traveling more than 25 feet in the air....

 

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East HS student killed, three hurt in car crash CHEYENNE (WNE) — One student from Cheyenne’s East High School was killed and three other teenagers from East were seriously hurt in a single vehicle accident Sunday night, according to local...

 

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Man accused of shooting at friend found not guilty GILLETTE (WNE) — The man accused of shooting a gun at his friend has been acquitted of all charges against him. Peter Maynard had been charged with attempted second-degree murder, aggravated...

 

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Atlas Carbon, UW collaborating on coal refinery project GILLETTE (WNE) — Ground will break soon on a new coal refinery demonstration project north of Gillette. The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources, Atlas Carbon and Wood PLC will...

 

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Gillette woman sentenced for her role in 2019 mail thefts GILLETTE (WNE) — A Gillette woman was recently sentenced for her role in a rash of mail thefts in the spring of 2019. At the end of July, Donae Larae Chavez, 40, was sentenced by U.S. Distri...

 

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Coronavirus continues grip on Wyoming   LYMAN (WNE) — Although the number of active cases are not growing as fast as they did in the past, the virus still maintains a good grip on Wyoming as the total number of confirmed and probable coronavirus c...

 

New COVID variant spreads as officials warn of monkeypox

LARAMIE — While there are no confirmed cases of monkeypox in Wyoming, the virus is spreading elsewhere across the United States. At the same time, the BA.5 subvariant of COVID-19 is now the most dominant in the state. In the third year of dealing...

 

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Gordon taps Secy. of State Buchanan as a judge CHEYENNE (WNE) — Gov. Mark Gordon’s office announced Saturday morning that he has appointed Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Buchanan to be a district court judge for the 8th Judicial District, serving...

 

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After Gordon certifies trigger bill, abortion will be banned in Wyo. Wednesday JACKSON (WNE) — Abortion will be banned in Wyoming, with narrow exceptions, starting Wednesday, July 27. Gov. Mark Gordon certified Friday the state’s “trigger...

 
 By Billy Arnold    News    July 21, 2022

Wildlife officials kill one of 399's offspring; other bears' locations unknown

JACKSON — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department, acting with authorization from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has killed one of Grizzly 399’s offspring that was frequenting human-occupied areas in Sublette County. WyoFile first reported th...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    July 21, 2022

Dozens of oil refinery workers laid off

RAWLINS — More than 30 workers at the local HF Sinclair oil refinery are out of work and 55 more have been put on notice in what the company calls a realignment “to reflect best practices for operational excellence.” The company has confirmed...

 

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Man who pulled shotgun on fireworks users bound over GILLETTE (WNE) — The man accused of threatening a group of adults and children with a loaded shotgun because they continued to light off fireworks has been bound over to District Court. Randy A....

 
 By Nicole Pollack    News    July 14, 2022

Wyoming companies hoping to change U.S. reliance on China for rare earth elements

CASPER — Beneath Wyoming’s surface lies a bounty of resources most of us haven’t thought about since high school chemistry. None of the increasingly sought-after rare earth elements — neodymium, dysprosium, praseodymium, another dozen lanthan...

 

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Wyoming Department of Health: state saw 98 abortions in ’21 CODY (WNE) —Nearly 100 women were reported as having received abortions in Wyoming in 2021, according to a recently released report by the Wyoming Department of Health. The 2021 Wyoming...

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    July 14, 2022

Wyoming Wildlife Task Force debates license allocation

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Wildlife Task Force met Thursday to debate six propositions for limited-entry license allocation and its impacts on hunters.  These were considered as part of an effort to develop a comprehensive proposal with solutions for...

 
 By Stephen Dow    News    July 14, 2022

Not over yet: Redistricting still a conversation at state, local level

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s election district boundaries may have been approved months ago by the Wyoming Legislature, but that doesn’t mean redistricting is no longer a topic of conversation. During a meeting of the Legislature’s Corporations,...

 
 By Nathan Oster    News    July 14, 2022

Man played dead, lived to tell about grizzly bear attack

GREYBULL — He resides in Buffalo, N.Y., but the victim in last week’s grizzly bear attack near Meeteetse may be more familiar with Wyoming’s high country than just about any other adventurer who hails from the Cowboy State. Barry Olson, a...

 

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Sublette County Health’s hospital a reality PINEDALE (WNE) — The century-long quest for a hospital in Sublette County is finally a reality.  On June 28, the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a $32-million loan application submitted by the...

 
 By Dustin Bleizeffer    News    July 7, 2022

Lawmakers seek deal for coal carbon capture

Despite several years and a spate of new laws designed to delay the retirement of coal-fired power generating units, the state may have to press harder to broker a deal that results in a coal carbon capture project, according to some lawmakers....

 
 By Mark Davis    News    July 7, 2022

Simpson to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

POWELL - Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a July 7 ceremony at the White House by longtime friend, U.S. President Joe Biden. "Joe Biden and I have...

 

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