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Black bear euthanized in Story SHERIDAN (WNE) — An adult male black bear was euthanized by Game and Fish personnel in Story after it broke into a secured shed near a residence. Game and Fish received a report from a Story resident on Oct. 11 that...

 
 By Camille Erickson    News    October 24, 2019 

Blackjewel mine sale closes, some employees called back to work

CASPER — The sale of two Powder River Basin coal mines owned by bankrupt operator Blackjewel closed Friday, leading the new owner to begin mobilizing furloughed employees after nearly four months of limited communication. The closure of the sale...

 

Woman faces charges in knife attack death

RIVERTON — A 21-year-old Fremont County woman is facing manslaughter charges after telling a Riverton Police Department detective that she used a knife to attack a man.  Rachelle Lynch, who is a lifelong resident of the county, appeared in...

 

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Vaccine shortage postpones flu clinics CODY (WNE) — Due to a temporary shortage of influenza vaccines from its supplier, Park County Public Health has postponed a couple of community flu clinics. “We’re not getting vaccine when we thought we wo...

 

Legislators look at ways to ease sting of coal bankruptcies

CASPER — A string of bankruptcies have ravaged Wyoming coal country this year, as operators erase outstanding tax, labor and reclamation debts during court proceedings, leaving counties and taxpayers facing unexpected budget shortfalls. But state...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    October 17, 2019

Bill to create transportation task force fails in committee

CHEYENNE – With the state facing millions of dollars worth of unmet needs for its roads and bridges, a bill to create a task force to explore ways to fund repair work failed by a narrow margin Friday in committee. The bill would have created a...

 

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Campbell County computer outage nearly repaired GILLETTE (WNE) — About 98 percent to 99 percent of the computer systems at Campbell County Health were expected to be back online Friday, two weeks after a ransomware attack at the hospital left it...

 

Edwards elected Treasurer of Wyoming State Bar

The Wyoming State Bar is pleased to announce that James L. Edwards, an attorney from Gillette, Wyoming, has been elected Treasurer of its organization. Edwards has been serving on the Board of Officers & Commissioners as the Commissioner for the...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    October 10, 2019

Wyoming first lady announces hunger initiative

CHEYENNE - Wyoming first lady Jennie Gordon announced a hunger initiative Thursday aimed at fighting food insecurity for children and families across the state. The Wyoming Hunger Initiative will bring together various groups working on food security...

 

WYDOT streamlines authorized travel program

Wyoming motorists who need permission to travel on closed sections of highways when conditions are safe may be eligible for faster approval into the state’s authorized travel program. The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is...

 

Governor names first public records ombudsman

CHEYENNE — Ruth Van Mark was appointed Monday by Gov. Mark Gordon to be Wyoming’s first public records ombudsman. She will mediate disputes between agencies and parties requesting information, determine if records are public or confidential and...

 

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One killed in five-car crash LARAMIE (WNE) — The Wyoming Highway Patrol reported one person dead and expected U.S. Highway 230 to be closed for an several hours Monday afternoon after a five-vehicle crash occurred within a few hundred feet of...

 

Evanston schools seek dismissal of gun lawsuit

EVANSTON — Uinta County School District No. 1 has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed against the district over Rule CKA, which allows for approved staff to carry concealed firearms on district property. The lawsuit was filed on Aug. 26 by...

 

Second potential buyer emerges for Contura mines

GILLETTE — In a span of less than 36 hours, hundreds of former Wyoming Blackjewel LLC coal miners have gone from wondering if the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines would ever reopen to wondering who they may be working for when they reopen. Two...

 

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No patient data at risk in Gillette ransomware attack GILLETTE (WNE) — There is no indication that any patient data was compromised by the Friday ransomware attack that has disrupted Campbell County Health’s computer systems, said Matt Sabus,...

 

Former CEO sued over use of 'BeefChain' trademark

CASPER — A company co-owned by two Wyoming legislators is suing its former CEO over the use of a trademark attributed to the blockchain-based agricultural company they founded together.  In a complaint filed Aug. 30 in federal court, well-known...

 

Crossover voting, voter ID bills killed

CASPER — Lawmakers on Monday defeated two controversial bills that would have had significant implications on Wyoming’s elections. The bills — one to eliminate the practice of crossover voting in primary elections, another to combat voter...

 

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Two killed, two wounded in Cheyenne shooting CHEYENNE – Two adults were killed and two juveniles were seriously injured in a shooting late Monday afternoon in east Cheyenne. The sole suspect, Andrew Weaver, 25, of Cheyenne, was taken into custody...

 

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Attorneys ask for juvenile court for boy’s attempted murder trial GILLETTE (WNE) — Attorneys for the boy accused of nine counts of attempted first-degree murder after he took guns into Sage Valley Junior High School have asked a judge to...

 

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Interior secretary says electric bikes in parks OK JACKSON (WNE) — The U.S. Secretary of the Interior has made a top-down decision about the use of electric bikes on National Park Service lands, bucking policies that today are set individually by...

 

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UW raises ACT score requirement LARAMIE (WNE) — The University of Wyoming’s board of trustees voted this month, at the request of university administrators, to set a minimum ACT score of 17 for students to be admitted to the school. Previously,...

 

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Woman sentenced to prison in stabbing case CHEYENNE (WNE) — A woman who fatally stabbed another woman last year was sentenced Friday morning to five to eight years in prison. Tanya Pearson pleaded guilty in April to involuntary manslaughter per a...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Council gives initial nod to e-cig ban CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Cheyenne City Council voted 8-1 Monday night to approve the second reading of an ordinance amendment adding electronic smoking devices to the list of smoking instruments banned in public...

 
 By Morgan Hughes    News    August 8, 2019

Wyoming governor settles 2016 lawsuit he filed as treasurer against state

CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon announced Thursday that he would be ending a legal proceeding he initiated as state treasurer in 2016 over that office’s authority to approve contracts related to the state capitol building construction project....

 
 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    August 8, 2019

Laramie man arrested for 2018 murder

LARAMIE — After what the Laramie Police Department described as a “lengthy and intensive investigation,” a 24-year-old Laramie man was arrested for the killing of a woman in March 2018. Artem Day has been charged with second-degree murder, a...

 

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